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Chiti, Elena

Overview
Works: 17 works in 35 publications in 3 languages and 117 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biographies  History  Conference papers and proceedings  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Novels 
Roles: Editor, Publishing director, Translator, Contributor, Author
Classifications: PJ7846.A46, 892.736
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Elena Chiti
Écrire l'inattendu : les "Printemps arabes" entre fictions et histoire by Blandine Valfort( Book )

7 editions published between 2015 and 2019 in French and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Five years after the beginning of the uprisings in Tunisia in December 2010, this book, the result of joint discussions conducted by researchers from different countries and at the intersection of different disciplines, offers challenging reflections on the concept of "the unexpected" through discourse and literary and artistic representations
Mediterraneo e migrazioni oggi : in memoria di Ottavia Schmidt di Friedberg( Book )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in Italian and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Libano : frammenti di storia, società, cultura by Elena Chiti( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in Italian and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Specchi dell'assenza by Faraj Bayraqdār( Book )

5 editions published in 2017 in Italian and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Il luogo stretto by Faraj Bayraqdār( Book )

2 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in Italian and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Écrire à Alexandrie (1879-1940) : Capital social, appartenances, mémoire by Elena Chiti( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in French and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This dissertation is a cultural-history study of the building up of categories of belonging. The spatio-temporal context is the city of Alexandria between the late 19th century and the first third of the 20th. Being a field of confrontation between several cultural and political horizons (ottoman, Arab, European), Alexandria is a privileged field to study the notions of foreigner, Egyptian, ottoman, local, national, cosmopolitan as shifting categories, built-up by actors. In the aim of treating imagery as a historical object, these categories are investigated through a set of literary texts (in Arabic, French, Italian, English) produced by the actors of Alexandrian cultural life. By studying their trajectories, the sociability that emerges (or not) in Alexandrian literary milieus and the criteria on which literary reputations are built up, we can link the individual scale to a societal dimension. In conclusion, to extend the perspective, this dissertation proposes a socio-historical analysis of the survival or disappearance of these literary reputations beyond the space and time firstly considered. Analyzing the milieus in which an author reputation built up in the age of empires survives, or not, through the age of Nation-states, or from the colonial epoch to the age of decolonization, is offering an approach to the field of memory which is not based on nostalgic or ideological positions
The beekeeper : rescuing the stolen women of Iraq by Dunyā Mīkhāʼīl( Book )

2 editions published in 2018 in Italian and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Since 2014, Daesh (ISIS) has been brutalizing the Yazidi people of northern Iraq: sowing destruction, killing those who won't convert to Islam, and enslaving young girls and women. The Beekeeper, by the acclaimed poet and journalist Dunya Mikhail, tells the harrowing stories of several women who managed to escape the clutches of Daesh. Mikhail extensively interviews these women--who've lost their families and loved ones, who've been repeatedly sold, raped, psychologically tortured, and forced to manufacture chemical weapons--and as their tales unfold, an unlikely hero emerges: a beekeeper, who uses his knowledge of the local terrain, along with a wide network of transporters, helpers, and former cigarette smugglers, to bring these women, one by one, through the war-torn landscapes of Iraq, Syria, and Turkey, back into safety. In the face of inhuman suffering, this powerful work of nonfiction offers a counterpoint to Daesh's genocidal extremism: hope, as ordinary people risk their lives to save those of others"--
La guerra lavora duro by Dunyā Mīkhāʼīl( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in Italian and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Notte by Elena Chiti( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in Italian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Miramar by Najīb Maḥfūẓ( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in Italian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A highly charged, tightly written tale of intersecting lives, by the master of Middle Eastern fiction, Miramar provides an engaging and powerful story as well as a vivid portrait of life in Egypt in the late 1960s. In the pension Miramar, a young girl hired to do chores for the residents provokes jealousies and conflicts that inevitably lead to violence and tragedy. -- Provided by publisher
La guerra lavora duro by Dunyā Mīkhāʼīl( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in Italian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Building a National Case in Interwar Egypt Raya and Sakina's Crimes through the Pages of [em]al-Ahr[/em][em]ām[/em] (Fall 1920) by Elena Chiti( )

1 edition published in 2020 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

In November 1920, the Alexandria police arrested two sisters, Raya and Sakina, along with their husbands and others, and charged them with the murder of seventeen women. At the end of a trial held in May 1921, the judges sentenced to death six members of the gang, yet it was Raya and Sakina who monopolized public attention as the first women sentenced to death in the Egyptian secular justice system. A century later, they are still alive in the Egyptian collective memory, which has turned them into a long-lasting criminal myth and remembers them as former prostitutes, madams, and female murderers. Previous studies seem to see the myth as resulting from the supposedly exceptional character of the case. This paper is a first step toward exploring how this exceptionality was constructed and how it took on a national dimension after the announcement of Raya and Sakina's arrest. The focus is on al-Ahram, the main national daily newspaper at the time, which covered the issue systematically, providing information on the investigation while building the case in national terms. A micro-historic approach to al-Ahram will enable a deconstruction of exceptionality through comparison with a precedent. An analysis incorporating both the precedent and Raya and Sakina's case will lead to a first hypothesis about the longevity of Raya and Sakina's case and the disappearance of the precedent from the Egyptian collective memory. This perspective offers insight into the connection between the press, public morality, and nation-building in interwar Egypt, linking textual and extra-textual realities and shedding light on the local aspects that make the nation. Indeed, the organization ofal-Ahram in the provinces may be seen as a key factor in revealing what attracts national attention and what remains confined to a local dimension
Lo specchio del mio segreto : Romanzo by Samar Yazbik( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in Italian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Nessuno ha pregato per loro by Khālid Khalīfah( Book )

1 edition published in 2021 in Italian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Come ladri nella notte-- : la cacciata dall'Egitto by Carolina Delburgo( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

La casa nel giardino degli aranci by Sherif Majdalani( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in Italian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Miramar by Naguib Mahfuz( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in Italian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A highly charged, tightly written tale of intersecting lives that provides us with both an engaging and powerful story as well as a vivid portrait of life in Egypt in the late 1960s. In the pension Miramar, a young girl hired to do chores for the residents provokes jealousies and conflicts that inevitably lead to violence and tragedy. From the Trade Paperback edition
 
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Languages
Italian (24)

French (10)

English (1)