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Author Accad, Evelyne.

Title Sexuality and war : literary masks of the Middle East / Evelyne Accad
Published New York : New York University Press, [1990]
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 198 pages)
Series Feminist crosscurrents
Feminist crosscurrents.
Contents Sexuality and sexual politics : conflicts and contradictions for contemporary women -- An occulted aspect of the war in Lebanon -- Hanan al-Shaykh : despair, resignation, masochism, and madness -- Etel Adnan : courage, engagement, and self-sacrifice -- Andrée Chedid : determination, vision, endurance, and belief in humanity -- Active nonviolence versus victimization -- Tawfiq Yusuf Awwad : revolution, ethics, revenge, and destiny -- Halim Barakat : despair, fear, revolt, tradition, and heroism -- Elias Khoury : ambivalence, fear of women, and fascination with death and destruction -- War/masculinity versus life/freedom -- Personal and political action for the transformation of society
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 175-193) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Arabic fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Arabic fiction -- Lebanon -- History and criticism.
Feminism in literature.
Lebanese fiction (French) -- History and criticism.
Sex in literature.
Sexual animosity -- Arab countries.
Sexual animosity -- Lebanon.
Violence in literature.
Lebanon -- History -- Civil War, 1975-1990 -- Literature and the war.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0814705448 (electronic bk.)
9780814705445 (electronic bk.)