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Lebanese Post-civil War Novel : Memory, Trauma, and Capital (Hardcover) (Felix Lang)
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After the Lebanese Civil War, many of Lebanon's best known novelists committed themselves to building a "memory for the future." More than twenty years later, Elias Khoury's and Rashid al-Daif's postwar novels rank among the most important texts in contemporary Arabic literature and a new generation of authors has begun writing about the civil war. The role of collective and individual trauma seems to be central to this development. However, as this book will show, the Lebanese Post-civil war novel is a response not so much to trauma, but to the forces at work in the literary field. From the book market to literary prizes and the similarity of the writers' biographies and socio-economic backgrounds, a number of factors worked in favor of novels offering a literary war narrative for Lebanon's secular upper-middle class.
Number of Pages: 263
Genre: Literary Criticism
Series Title: Palgrave Studies in Cultural Heritage and Conflict
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Author: Felix Lang
Street Date: November 17, 2015
Item Number (DPCI): 248-04-4814
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