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Thou shalt not speak my language

Author: Abdelfattah Kilito; Waïl S Hassan
Publisher: Syracuse, N.Y. : Syracuse University Press, 2008.
Series: Middle East literature in translation.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"It has been said that the difference between a language and a dialect is that a language is a dialect with an army. Both the act of translation and bilingualism are steeped in a tension between surrender and conquest, yielding conscious and unconscious effects on language. First published in Arabic in 2002, Abdelfattah Kilito's Thou Shalt Not Speak My Language explores the tension between dynamics of literary  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Miscellanea
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Kilito, Abdelfattah, 1945-
Thou shalt not speak my language.
Syracuse, N.Y. : Syracuse University Press, 2008
(OCoLC)654300768
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Abdelfattah Kilito; Waïl S Hassan
ISBN: 9780815631910 081563191X
OCLC Number: 225870849
Language Note: Translated from Arabic.
Description: xxvi, 102 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: In the mirror --
The translator --
Illusion --
Between movement and stillness --
Images --
The stage in between --
Thou dost not, and shalt not, speak my language --
Epilogue.
Series Title: Middle East literature in translation.
Other Titles: Lan tatakallama lughatī.
Responsibility: Abdelfattah Kilito ; translated from the Arabic by Waïl S. Hassan.
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