Modern Arab American Fiction: A Reader's Guide

Modern Arab American Fiction A Reader s Guide Within the spectrum of American literary traditions Arab American literature is relatively new Writing produced by Americans of Arab origin is mainly a product of the twentieth century and only start

  • Title: Modern Arab American Fiction: A Reader's Guide
  • Author: Steven Salaita
  • ISBN: 9780815632535
  • Page: 210
  • Format: Paperback
  • Modern Arab American Fiction: A Reader's Guide

    Within the spectrum of American literary traditions, Arab American literature is relatively new Writing produced by Americans of Arab origin is mainly a product of the twentieth century and only started to flourish in the past thirty years While this young but thriving literature varies widely in content and style, it emerges from a common community and within a specificWithin the spectrum of American literary traditions, Arab American literature is relatively new Writing produced by Americans of Arab origin is mainly a product of the twentieth century and only started to flourish in the past thirty years While this young but thriving literature varies widely in content and style, it emerges from a common community and within a specific historical, political, and cultural context In Modern Arab American Fiction, Salaita maps out the landscape of this genre as he details rather than defines the last century of Arab American fiction.Exploring the works of such best selling authors as Rabih Alameddine, Mohja Kahf, Laila Halaby, Diana Abu Jaber, Alicia Erian, and Randa Jarrar, Salaita highlights the development of each author s writing and how each has influenced Arab American fiction He examines common themes including the Israel Palestine conflict, the Lebanese Civil War of 1975 90, the representation and practice of Islam in the United States, social issues such as gender and national identity in Arab cultures, and the various identities that come with being Arab American Combining the accessibility of a primer with in depth critical analysis, Modern Arab American Fiction is suitable for a broad audience, those unfamiliar with the subject area, as well as scholars of the literature.

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      If this book had been published a year earlier, I could have scratched all the lectures in my Arab American Literature class and just assignedModern Arab American Fiction: A Reader's Guideinstead. The introduction (first chapter) provides a brief overview of Arab American Fiction and a jargon-free explanation as to why the question of "What is Arab American fiction?" has no easy answer. The book is meant to be both a primer and critical analysis of Arab American literature. When Salaita explaine [...]

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