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The Resource Immigrant narratives : orientalism and cultural translation in Arab American and Arab British literature, Waïl S. Hassan

Immigrant narratives : orientalism and cultural translation in Arab American and Arab British literature, Waïl S. Hassan

Label
Immigrant narratives : orientalism and cultural translation in Arab American and Arab British literature
Title
Immigrant narratives
Title remainder
orientalism and cultural translation in Arab American and Arab British literature
Statement of responsibility
Waïl S. Hassan
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Since the work of Edward Said first appeared, countless studies have shown the ways in which Western writers--sometimes unwittingly--participate in the oversimplified East/West dichotomy of Orientalism. Yet no study has considered how writers from the so-called Orient approach this idea. A wide-ranging survey of the vast and diverse world of Anglophone Arab literature, Immigrant Narratives examines the complex ways in which Arab emigres contend with, resist, and participate in the problems of Orientalism. Hassan's account begins in the early twentieth century, as he considers the pioneering Lebanese American writers, Ameen Rihani and Kahlil Gibran. The former's seminal novel, The Book of Khalid sought to fuse Arabic and European literary traditions in search of a civilizational synthesis, whereas the latter found success by mixing Hindu, Christian, mystical, and English Romantic ideas into a popular spiritualism. Hassan then considers Arab immigrant life-writing, ranging from autobiographies by George Haddad and Abraham Rihbany to memoirs of exile by the Egyptian-born Leila Ahmed and Palestinian refugees like Fawaz Turki and Edward Said. Hassan considers issues of representation in looking to how Arab immigrant writers like Ramzi Salti and Rabih Alameddine use homosexuality to reflect on Arab typecasting. Ahdaf Soueif's fiction reflects her growing awareness of the politics of reception of Anglophone Arab women writers while Leila Aboulela's fiction, inspired by an immigrant Islamic perspective, depicts the predicament of the Muslim minority in Britain. Drawing upon postcolonial, translation, and minority discourse theory, Immigrant Narratives investigates how key writers have described their immigrant experiences, acting as mediators and interpreters between cultures, and how they have forged new identities in their adopted countries. -- From Inside Book Flap
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hassan, Waïl S
Dewey number
820.9/8927
Index
index present
LC call number
PS153.A73
LC item number
H37 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American literature
  • English literature
  • Immigrants in literature
  • Arab Americans
  • Arab Americans in literature
  • Arabs in literature
Label
Immigrant narratives : orientalism and cultural translation in Arab American and Arab British literature, Waïl S. Hassan
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Rise of Arab-American literature -- Gibran phenomenon -- Emergence of autobiography -- Retreat of cultural translation -- Exilic memoirs -- Academic itineraries -- Postcolonial translation -- Muslim immigrant fiction -- Queering orientalism
Control code
695857069
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvi, 259 pages
Isbn
9780199792061
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010054543
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)695857069
Label
Immigrant narratives : orientalism and cultural translation in Arab American and Arab British literature, Waïl S. Hassan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Rise of Arab-American literature -- Gibran phenomenon -- Emergence of autobiography -- Retreat of cultural translation -- Exilic memoirs -- Academic itineraries -- Postcolonial translation -- Muslim immigrant fiction -- Queering orientalism
Control code
695857069
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvi, 259 pages
Isbn
9780199792061
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010054543
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)695857069

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