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The Lebanese post-civil war novel : memory, trauma, and capital

Author: Felix Lang
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2016. ©2016
Series: Palgrave studies in cultural heritage and conflict.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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After the Lebanese Civil War, many Lebanese novelists committed themselves to building a "memory for the future." What resulted was a vital contribution to the legacy of contemporary Arabic literature. Through interviews, literary analysis, and the lens of trauma studies, Lang sheds light on what it means to remember through post-war literature.
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Lang, Felix, 1985-
Lebanese post-civil war novel.
Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2016
(DLC) 2015020273
(OCoLC)933584508
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Felix Lang
ISBN: 9781137555175 1137555173
OCLC Number: 936370966
Language Note: Text in English and Arabic.
Description: 1 online resource (vi, 263 pages)
Contents: Cover; Half-Title; Title; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgments; Note on Transcription and Translation; List of Acronyms; Introduction; Part I The Lebanese Literary Field; 1 Newspapers, Prizes, and Politics: The Field's Institutions and the Global and Regional Context; 2 The Values of the Field: What Makes a Good Novel in Lebanon?; Part II "We're All in the Dark"-The First Generation of (Post)War Authors; 3 The Civil War Novel and the Break with Tradition; 4 Revolutionaries Turned Writers: A Secular Left-Wing Habitus; 5 Destruction and Deconstruction: Forms of Literary Remembering Part III Ghosts in the Archive-The Second Generation of Postwar Authors6 The Civil War Novel as Gateway to the Literary Field; 7 Humanist Commitment: A New Habitus; 8 Archive, Trauma, and Reconstruction: New Forms of Literary Remembering; Conclusion: Whose Truth, Whose Power?; Appendix A: List of Authors; Appendix B: List of Novels; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Series Title: Palgrave studies in cultural heritage and conflict.
Responsibility: Felix Lang.

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