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Dissident Syria : making oppositional arts official

Author: Miriam Cooke
Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 2007.
Series: e-Duke books scholarly collection.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An account of dissidence in Hafiz Asads Syria, describing how intellectuals tried to navigate between charges of complicity with the state and treason against it.

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Miriam Cooke
ISBN: 9780822390565 0822390566
OCLC Number: 262341488
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 196 pages)
Contents: Acknowledgments --
Introduction --
"Culture is humanity's highest need" / As if ... / Slogans, slogans everywhere --
Freedom and democracy --
Our literature does not leave the country / Nadia al-Ghazzi / Colette al-Khuri --
No such thing as women's literature / Ulfat Idilbi / Salons and Mallahat al-Khani / Nadia Khust and the Nadwa --
Commissioned criticism / Culture after the Fall of the Wall / Commissioned criticism / The fantasy of choice --
Dissident performances / Performing dissidence / The ghoul / --
Historical miniatures --
Filming dreams / The extras / Dreaming features / Documenting dreams --
Lighten your step / Ibrahim Samuil / Waiting / Ghassan al-Jaba'i / Lessons from a rogue state --
Leaving Damascus --
Postscript --
Notes --
Bibliography --
Index.
Series Title: e-Duke books scholarly collection.
Responsibility: Miriam Cooke.
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"In Dissident Syria, scholar of contemporary Arabic literature miriam cooke sheds light on the heretofore neglected world of Syrian oppositional culture. . . . This important work will attract Read more...

 
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