Anthology of Modern Palestinian Literature

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Salma Khadra Jayyusi
Columbia University Press, 1992 - Fiction - 754 pages
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This unique and definitive anthology offers the widest selection ever compiled of modern Palestinian literature. Presented here are translations of poems, stories, and excerpts from novels, as well as works by Palestinian poets who write in English. Also included are personal narratives by Palestinian writers depicting the varied aspects of Palestinian life from the turn of the century to the present. These images capture life in Arab Palestine before 1948 and during the wars of 1948 and 1967, and vivify the ensuing calamities experienced by Palestinians in the diaspora and under occupation.

Many generations of Palestinian writers are represented-those still living in their own land, either in Israel proper or on the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, and those who write as exiles from the perspective of the Palestinian diaspora.

Biographical sketches introduce the authors, and a comprehensive chronology of modern Palestinian history provides background for some of the events and places referred to in the selections. The introduction provides a concise but thorough critical history of Palestinian literature during the twentieth century.

 

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This anthology offers samples from the works of over 70 Palestinian writers and poets living in Israel, such as Emile Habiby, a laureate of the 1992 Israel Prize; in the occupied territories; and in ... Read full review

Contents

VI
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VIII
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X
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XII
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XIII
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XV
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XVII
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XVIII
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CXCI
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CXCII
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CXCIV
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CXCV
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CXCVII
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CXCIX
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CC
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CCI
272

XIX
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XXI
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XXII
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XXIII
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XXV
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XXVII
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XXVIII
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XXIX
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XXXI
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XXXII
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XXXIV
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XXXV
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XXXVI
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XXXVIII
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XXXIX
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XLI
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XLIII
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XLIV
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XLV
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XLVII
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XLIX
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LI
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LIII
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LIV
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LV
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LVII
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LVIII
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LX
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LXI
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LXII
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LXIV
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LXV
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LXIX
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LXXI
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LXXII
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LXXIV
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LXXV
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LXXVI
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LXXVII
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LXXVIII
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LXXIX
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LXXXI
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LXXXII
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LXXXIII
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LXXXIV
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LXXXV
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LXXXVII
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LXXXIX
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XCI
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XCII
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XCIII
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XCV
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XCVII
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XCIX
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C
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CI
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CIII
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CV
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CVI
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CVIII
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CIX
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CX
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CXI
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CXIII
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CXV
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CXVII
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CXIX
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CXX
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CXXII
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CXXIII
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CXXIV
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CXXVI
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CXXVIII
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CXXIX
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CXXX
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CXXXII
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CXXXIV
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CXXXVI
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CXXXVII
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CXXXVIII
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CXL
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CXLII
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CXLIII
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CXLV
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CXLVII
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CXLIX
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CLI
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CLII
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CLIII
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CLV
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CLVI
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CLVIII
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CLX
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CLXII
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CLXIV
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CLXV
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CLXVII
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CLXXVIII
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CLXXX
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CLXXXIII
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CLXXXIV
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CLXXXVI
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CLXXXVIII
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CXC
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CCIII
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CCIV
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CCVI
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CCVIII
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CCIX
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CCX
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CCXII
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CCXIII
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CCXIV
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CCXVII
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CCXVIII
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CCXX
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CCXXI
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CCXXIII
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CCXXV
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CCXXVII
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CCXXIX
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CCXXX
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CCXXXII
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CCXXXIV
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CCXXXV
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CCXXXVI
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CCXXXVII
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CCXXXIX
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CCXLI
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CCXLIII
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CCXLV
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CCXLVII
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CCXLIX
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CCLI
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CCLII
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CCLIV
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CCLV
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CCLVII
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CCLVIII
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CCLIX
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CCLXII
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CCLXIII
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CCLXIV
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CCLXV
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CCLXVII
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CCLXIX
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CCLXXI
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CCLXXIII
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CCLXXIV
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CCLXXV
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CCLXXVI
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CCLXXVII
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CCLXXX
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CCLXXXII
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CCLXXXIII
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CCLXXXVI
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CCLXXXVII
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CCLXXXIX
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CCXC
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CCXCI
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CCXCII
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CCXCIII
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CCXCIV
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CCXCV
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CCXCVII
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CCXCIX
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CCCI
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CCCIII
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CCCV
419
CCCVII
428
CCCIX
434
CCCXI
442
CCCXIII
454
CCCXV
460
CCCXVII
468
CCCXIX
474
CCCXXI
481
CCCXXIII
490
CCCXXV
497
CCCXXVII
504
CCCXXIX
510
CCCXXXI
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CCCXXXIII
525
CCCXXXV
546
CCCXXXVI
550
CCCXXXVIII
561
CCCXL
568
CCCXLII
577
CCCXLIV
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CCCXLV
589
CCCXLVII
597
CCCXLIX
607
CCCL
609
CCCLII
622
CCCLIV
628
CCCLVI
642
CCCLVIII
650
CCCLX
658
CCCLXII
665
CCCLXIV
671
CCCLXVI
685
CCCLXVIII
696
CCCLXX
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CCCLXXI
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CCCLXXII
712
CCCLXXIII
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CCCLXXIV
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CCCLXXV
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CCCLXXVI
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CCCLXXVII
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CCCLXXVIII
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CCCLXXIX
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Salma Khadra Jayyusi, one of the Arab world's most distinguished literary personalities, is widely known for her poetry, literary criticism, and scholarship. She is author of the two-volume critical history Trends and Movements in Modern Arabic Poetry and editor of Literature of Modern Arabia, as well as Modern Arabic Poetry: An Anthology and Modern Arabic Fiction: An Anthology for Columbia University Press.

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