Limit search to available items
Book Cover
Author Accad, Evelyne, author.

Title Sexuality and war : literary masks of the Middle East / Evelyne Accad
Published New York : New York University Press, ©1990


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
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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 175-193) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Arabic fiction -- Lebanon -- History and criticism
Arabic fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism
Lebanese fiction (French) -- History and criticism
Sex in literature.
Feminism in literature.
Violence in literature.
Sexual animosity -- Lebanon
Sexual animosity -- Arab countries
Arabic fiction
Feminism in literature
Lebanese fiction (French)
Sex in literature
Sexual animosity
Violence in literature
War and literature
Erotik Motiv.
Krieg Motiv.
Libanesischer Bürgerkrieg 1975-1991, Motiv.
Roman arabe -- Liban -- Histoire et critique.
Roman arabe -- 20e siècle -- Histoire et critique.
Sexualité -- Dans la littérature.
Féminisme -- Dans la littérature.
Violence -- Dans la littérature.
Littérature libanaise -- 20e siècle -- Histoire et critique.
Littérature arabe -- 20e siècle -- Histoire et critique.
Littérature et guerre.
SUBJECT Lebanon -- History -- Civil War, 1975-1990 -- Literature and the war
Subject Arab countries
Liban -- 1975-1990 (Guerre civile)
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780814705445