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Author Levy, Lital.

Title Poetic Trespass : Writing between Hebrew and Arabic in Israel/Palestine
Published Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (354 pages)
Contents Cover; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Illustrations; Acknowledgments; Note on Transliteration and Translation; Introduction: The No-Man's-Land of Language; PART I. HISTORICAL VISIONS AND ELISIONS; Chapter 1. From the "Hebrew Bedouin" to "Israeli Arabic": Arabic, Hebrew, and the Creation of Israeli Culture; Chapter 2. Bialik and the Sephardim: The Ethnic Encoding of Modern Hebrew Literature; PART II. BILINGUAL ENTANGLEMENTS; Chapter 3. Exchanging Words: Arabic Writing in Israel and the Poetics of Misunderstanding
Chapter 4. Palestinian Midrash: Toward a Postnational Poetics of Hebrew VersePART III. AFTERLIVES OF LANGUAGE; Chapter 5. "Along Came the Knife of Hebrew and Cut Us in Two": Language in Mizrahị Fiction, 1964-2010; Chapter 6. "So You Won't Understand a Word": Secret Languages, Pseudo-languages, and the Presence of Absence; Conclusion. Bloody Hope: The Intertextual Afterword of Salman Masalha and Saul Tchernichowsky; Bibliography; Index
Summary A Palestinian-Israeli poet declares a new state whose language, "Homelandic," is a combination of Arabic and Hebrew. A Jewish-Israeli author imagines a "language plague" that infects young Hebrew speakers with old world accents, and sends the narrator in search of his Arabic heritage. In Poetic Trespass, Lital Levy brings together such startling visions to offer the first in-depth study of the relationship between Hebrew and Arabic in the literature and culture of Israel/Palestine. More than that, she presents a captivating portrait of the literary imagination's power to transgress political
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (299-327) and index
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Subject Arab-Israeli conflict.
Arabic literature -- Jewish authors -- History and criticism.
Arabic literature -- Israel -- History and criticism.
Israeli literature -- History and criticism.
Jews -- Israel -- Identity.
Palestinian Arabs -- Israel -- Identity
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1400852579 (electronic bk.)
9781400852574 (electronic bk.)
(cloth ; alk. paper)
(cloth ; alk. paper)