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Author Accad, Evelyne.

Title Sexuality and War : Literary Masks of the Middle East
Published New York : NYU Press, 1990
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Description 1 online resource (215 pages)
Series Feminist Crosscurrents S
Feminist Crosscurrents S
Contents 9780814706152_Accad_front; 9780814706152_Accad_pod.pdf; Contents; Foreword; Acknowledgments; Introduction; PART I Unveiling Sexuality in War; 1 Sexuality and Sexual Politics: Conflicts and Contradictions for Contemporary Women; 2 An Occulted Aspect of the War in Lebanon; PART II Women Unmask War; 3 Hanan al-Shaykh: Despair, Resignation, Masochism, and Madness; 4 Etel Adnan: Courage, Engagement, and Self-Sacrifice; 5 Andrée Chedid: Determination, Vision, Endurance, and Belief in Humanity; 6 Active Nonviolence Versus Victimization; PART III War Unveils Men
7 Tawfiq Yusuf Awwad: Revolution, Ethics, Revenge, and Destiny8 Halim Barakat: Despair, Fear, Revolt, Tradition, and Heroism; 9 Elias Khoury: Ambivalence, Fear of Women, and Fascination with Death and Destruction; 10 War/Masculinity Versus Life/Freedom; 11 Personal and Political Action for the Transformation of Society; Bibliography; Index
Summary "A courageous analysis of Arab writers, addressing the connections between masculinity, violence, and nationalism.". --Robin Morgan, Ms. . "Rarely have sexuality and war been treated with such poignancy and historical concreteness ... The force of these often intertwined phenomena endemic to the human condition are considered with incisive and wrenching specificity from within one of the most baneful convergences of sexuality and war in recent history.". --Djelal Kadir, editor, World Literature Today . "Personal, powerful, passionate, uncensored.". --Fedwa Malti-Dou
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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.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0814705448 (electronic bk)
9780814705445 (electronic bk)