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Talking Through the Door : An Anthology of Contemporary Middle Eastern American Writing - Lisa Suhair Majaj

Talking Through the Door

An Anthology of Contemporary Middle Eastern American Writing

By: Lisa Suhair Majaj (Foreword by), Susan Atefat-Peckham (Editor)

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Published: 15th June 2014
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The writers included here are descendants of multiple cultural heritages and reflect the perspectives of various ethnic and cultural backgrounds: Egyptian, Iranian, Iraqi, Jordanian, Lebanese, Libyan, Palestinian, Syrian. They are from diverse socioeconomic classes and spiritual sensibilities: Jewish, Muslim, Christian, and atheist, among others. Yet they coexist in this volume as simply American voices.

Atefat-Peckham gathered poetry and prose from sixteen accomplished writers whose works concern a variety of themes: from the familial cross-cultural misunderstandings and conflicts in the works of Iranian American writers Nahid Rachlin and Roger Sedarat to the mysticism of Khaled Mattawa's poems; from the superstitions that govern characters in Diana Abu-Jaber's prose to the devastating homesickness in Pauline Kaldas's characters. Filled with emotion and keen observations, this collection showcases these writers' vital contributions to contemporary American literature.

ISBN: 9780815633471
ISBN-10: 0815633475
Series: Arab American Writing
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 15th June 2014
Publisher: SYRACUSE UNIV PR
Dimensions (cm): 23.8 x 15.9  x 2.39
Weight (kg): 0.5