Father and Son: Selected Short Fiction

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Peter Lang, 2009 - Literary Collections - 132 pages
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Father and Son is a collection of short stories by Hanna Ibrahim Elias and Mohammad Ali Saeid, who have managed to compel into unity the contradictions of being Israeli citizens and sons of the Palestinian people. These stories span over fifty years and so faithfully record the rise and development of the various aspects of what is called, paradoxically, Israeli-Palestinian life.
Readers of this volume will encounter serious stories strewn with light and humorous scenes, stories of intense love mixed with stories of the unusual. Story after story advocates a different choice in terms of point of view, gender, and setting. Each character is exciting, moving, and convincing. Casual readers will taste the flavor of a different culture, while scholars interested in Arabic literature will be provided with new fields for academic evaluations and critique.
 

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Contents

A Holy Site
11
Intruders?
21
My Young Friend
29
Family ReUnion
35
The Informer
41
Fathers and Sons
53
Sheikh Mabruk
63
The Statue
75
The Neighbors Story
81
The Delivery
87
The Procession
91
The Street
109
A Short Story
125
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The Editor and Translator: Jamal Assadi is Senior Lecturer and Chair of the Department of English at The College of Sakhnin for Teacher Education, Sakhnin, Israel. He received his Ph.D. in English literature from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne in England. In addition to numerous articles in professional journals, Dr. Assadi is the author of Acting, Rhetoric and Interpretation in Selected Novels by F. Scott Fitzgerald and Saul Bellow (Lang, 2006), Practicum Guide (2006), A Distant Drummer: Foreign Perspectives on F. Scott Fitzgerald (Lang, 2007) and Mohammad Ali Taha’s A Rose To Hafeeza’s Eyes and Other Stories (Lang, 2008).

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