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Author Salaita, Steven, 1975-

Title Modern Arab American fiction : a reader's guide / Steven Salaita.

Imprint Syracuse, N.Y. : Syracuse University Press, 2011.

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Edition 1st ed.
Description 1 online resource (viii, 154 pages).
Series Arab American writing
Arab American writing.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction -- Uses of the Lebanese Civil War in Arab American fiction: Etel Adnan, Rawi Hage, Patricia Sarrafian Ward -- Exploring Islam(s) in America: Mohja Kahf -- Sex, violence, and storytelling: Rabih Alameddine -- The eternity of immigration: Arab American short story collections (Joseph Geha, Frances Khirallah Noble, Evelyn Shakir, Susan Muaddi Darraj) -- Promised lands and unfulfilled promises: Laila Halaby -- Crescent moons, jazz music, and feral ethnicity: Diana Abu-Jaber -- From the Maghreb to the American mainstream: writers of North African origin (Anouar Majid, Laila Lalami, Samia Serageldin) -- Potpourri: Alicia Erian, Randa Jarrar, Susan Abulhawa.
Summary "Exploring the works of such best-selling authors as Rabih Alameddine, Mohja Kahf, Laila Halaby, Diana Abu-Jaber, Alicia Erian, and Randa Jarrar, Salaita highlights the development of each author's writing and how each has influenced Arab American fiction. He examines common themes including the Israel-Palestine conflict, the Lebanese Civil War of 1975-90, the representation and practice of Islam in the United States, social issues such as gender and national identity in Arab cultures, and the various identities that come with being Arab American. Combining the accessibility of a primer with in-depth critical analysis, Modern Arab American Fiction is suitable for a broad audience, those unfamiliar with the subject area, as well as scholars of the literature."
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Subject American fiction -- Arab American authors -- History and criticism.
American fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Arab Americans in literature.
Arabs in literature.
Chronological Term 1900-1999
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Other Form: Print version: Salaita, Steven, 1975- Modern Arab American fiction. 1st ed. Syracuse, N.Y. : Syracuse University Press, 2011 (DLC) 2010052845
ISBN 9780815651048 (electronic bk.)
081565104X (electronic bk.)
9780815632771 (cloth ; alk. paper)
0815632770 (cloth ; alk. paper)
9780815632535 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
0815632533 (pbk. ; alk. paper)