Catastrophe and Exile in the Modern Palestinian Imagination : Telling Memories Hardback
by Ihab Saloul
Part of the Literatures and Cultures of the Islamic World series
Catastrophe and Exile in the Modern Palestinian Imagination explores the cultural memory of al-Nakba (1948 Israeli independence, or The Catastrophe as it is known in Palestine) and its significance to the modern Palestinian imagination.
Ihab Saloul addresses central concepts to debates over identity such as nostalgia and trauma, notions of home and forced travel, and geopolitical continuity of loss of place.
Through an integrated method of close narrative and discursive analysis of diverse literary texts, films, and personal narratives, this study offers an analytical account of the preservation of cultural optimism in the face of the ongoing catastrophe, as well as the ways in which aesthetics and politics intersect in contemporary Palestinian culture.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 259 pages, XI, 259 p.
- Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
- Publication Date: 17/05/2012
- Category: Literary studies: from c 1900 -
- ISBN: 9781137001375
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