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After Jews and Arabs : Remaking Levantine Culture - Ammiel Alcalay

After Jews and Arabs

Remaking Levantine Culture

Paperback Published: 23rd December 1992
ISBN: 9780816621552
Number Of Pages: 352

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This book not only makes a significant contribution to the literature but, by breaking new ground, seeks to create a new frame of reference for further studies of the Mediterranean. Alcalay has pulled together many strands of scholarship to present a view of the Middle East that is starkly at odds with that put forth in the establishment press and academic journals - while taking care not to sacrifice the erudition and research, whether literary critical, historical or linguistic, that have traditionally sanctioned the orientalists' version of Levantine history in the service of Western control over the region. Ammiel Alcalay is a writer, translator, and poet living in New York City. Currently an associate professor of Classical and Oriental Literatures at Queens College (CUNY), he has written many articles on literary and historical politics in the cultures of the Mediterranean. "Ammiel Alcalay is a writer, translator, and poet living in New York City. Currently an associate professor of Classical and Oriental Literatures at Queens College (CUNY), he has written many articles on literary and historical politics in the cultures of the Mediterranean.".

Acknowledgments
Introduction: Charting the Terrain
People of the Book
Double Standards
Crossing Borders
Europe and the Middle East
Language and Cultural Difference
Nativity and Exile
Reimagining History
Discontinued Lines: Drafts for an Itinerary
Militant Archeology: Dispossessing Native Jews
Gazing at Palestine: Yosef Haim Brenner and Albert Antebbi
1938: Beirut to Jerusalem via Damascus/An Itinerary for Edmond Jabs
Cairo: From Umm Kulthum to Nawal Saadawi
Discourses of the City
Beirut: Setting the Standards
Beirut and the Poetics of Disaster
Jerusalem and the Crusader Man
Jerusalem: The Islamic City
Turning the Page: Back to Damascus
A Garden Enclosed: The Geography of Time
Traveling through Glass Walls: Defining the Levant
S. D. Goitein and the Geniza World
Cities and Texts
The Common Currency of Verse
Dunash Ben Labrat and Classical Sephardic Poetry
Yehuda al-Harizi and Old Metaphors
The Scarlet Thread of Song: From Samuel Hanagid to Yehezkel Hai Albeg
The Spanish Inquisition and Jewish Humanism
Missing Pages: Women's Poetry in the Levant
History's Noise: The Beginning of the End
Colonialism and Literary Forms
Traveling in Time: Mordekhai HaKohen and Nahum Slouschz
Yitzhaq Shami, Yehuda Burla, and the Hebrew Novel
Keys to the Garden: Albert Cohen and the Levantine Novel
The Alphabet of Nightmare
Postscript: "To end, to begin again"
1948: The End of an Era
New Hebrew: Language and Ideology
The New Order
Shimeon Ballas, Sami Mikhael, and the New Israeli Novel
Israel/Palestine and the New Levant
Recreating Memory: Alexandria and Baghdad in Israel
Reclaiming Nativity: The Poetry of Shelley Elkayam, Ronny Someck, Tikva Levi, and Sami Shalom Chetrit
Anton Shammas and Israeli Hebrew as the Language of Exile
Envisioning a Future: The Covenant of Sarah and Hagar
Notes
Index
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ISBN: 9780816621552
ISBN-10: 0816621551
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 23rd December 1992
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.48

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