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Author Bourget, Carine

Title The star, the cross, and the crescent : religions and conflicts in Francophone literature from the Arab world / Carine Bourget

Publ Info Lanham, Md. : Lexington Books, [2010]
©2010
LOCATION CALL # STATUS NOTE
 RIC  PQ3980.5 .B68 2010    AVAILABLE
 RWU Main Library  PQ3980.5 .B68 2010    AVAILABLE
 Salve Main Collection  PQ3980.5 .B68 2010    AVAILABLE
Descript x, 195 pages ; 24 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Series After the empire : the Francophone world and postcolonial France
After the empire
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents Introduction: religion, politics, and literature in the Francophone Arab world. The Arab-Israeli Conflict: Amin Maalouf's Les Croisades vues par les Arabes and Les échelles du Levant, Myriam Antaki's Les versets du pardon -- The Arab-Israeli Conflict beyond the Middle East: Albert Memmi, Edmond Amran El Maleh, Farid Boudjellal, and Karin Albou -- The Lebanese Civil War: Andrée Chédid's La maison sans racines and Evelyne Accad's L'excisée -- The Algerian Civil War: Rachid Boudjedra's Le FIS de la haine, Rachid Mimouni's De la barbarie en général et de l'intégrisme en particulier, and Une enfance algérienne -- Islam and the French Republic: the affair of the Muslim headscarf in works by Tahar Ben Jelloun, Abdelwahab Meddeb, Amin Maalouf, Albert Memmi, Leïla Sebbar, and Yamina Benguigui -- Portrait of a terrorist: Slimane Benaïssa and Salim Bachi's 9/11 novels -- Conclusion: the politics of translation: Francophone literature from the Arab World in the U.S
Note "The Star, the Cross, and the Crescent analyzes fiction, films, comics, autobiographical narratives, and essays by Francophone Arab writers whose Christian (Accad, Antaki, Chedid, Maalouf), Jewish (Albou, Cixous, El Maleh, Memmil, Muslim (Bachi, Benaissa, Benguigui, Ben Jelloun, Boudjedra, Boudjellal, Meddeb, Mimouni), and secular (Sebbar) backgrounds are emblematic of the diversity of the Francophone Arab world. It examines how these writers represent the intertwining of religion and politics against the backdrop of the current international political context and the resurgence of religion. Focusing on a series of disputes commonly framed in religious terms (with Islam as the common denominator for all: the Arab-Israeli conflict, the Lebanese and the Algerian civil wars, the affair of the Muslim headscarf in France, and 9/11), this book questions the effectiveness of the Francophone studies model in providing insights into the complexity of the Islamic Revival. The study concludes by unpacking the influence of politics on the translation of these works in the United States. It brings heightened awareness to the modalities according to which a creative work can serve as a cultural mediator."--BOOK JACKET
LC subject North African literature (French) -- 20th century -- History and criticism
French literature -- Arab authors -- History and criticism
French literature -- Arab countries -- History and criticism
French literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism
Islam in literature
Social conflict in literature
Politics in literature
War in literature
ISBN 9780739126578 (cloth : alk. paper)
0739126571 (cloth : alk. paper)