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Author Bourget, Carine.

Title The star, the cross, and the crescent : religions and conflicts in Francophone literature from the Arab world / Carine Bourget.

Publication Info. Lanham, Md. : Lexington Books, [2012]

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Edition 1st paperback ed.
Description 1 online resource (x, 195 pages).
Physical Medium polychrome
Description text file
Series After the empire : the Francophone world and postcolonial France
After the empire.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction: religion, politics, and literature in the Francophone Arab world. The Arab-Israeli Conflict: Amin Maalouf's Les Croisades vues par les Arabes and Les échelles du Levant, Myriam Antaki's Les versets du pardon -- The Arab-Israeli Conflict beyond the Middle East: Albert Memmi, Edmond Amran El Maleh, Farid Boudjellal, and Karin Albou -- The Lebanese Civil War: Andrée Chédid's La maison sans racines and Evelyne Accad's L'excisée -- The Algerian Civil War: Rachid Boudjedra's Le FIS de la haine, Rachid Mimouni's De la barbarie en général et de l'intégrisme en particulier, and Une enfance algérienne -- Islam and the French Republic: the affair of the Muslim headscarf in works by Tahar Ben Jelloun, Abdelwahab Meddeb, Amin Maalouf, Albert Memmi, Leïla Sebbar, and Yamina Benguigui -- Portrait of a terrorist: Slimane Benaïssa and Salim Bachi's 9/11 novels -- Conclusion: the politics of translation: Francophone literature from the Arab World in the U.S.
Summary "The Star, the Cross, and the Crescent analyzes fiction, films, comics, autobiographical narratives, and essays by Francophone Arab writers whose Christian (Accad, Antaki, Chedid, Maalouf), Jewish (Albou, Cixous, El Maleh, Memmil, Muslim (Bachi, Benaissa, Benguigui, Ben Jelloun, Boudjedra, Boudjellal, Meddeb, Mimouni), and secular (Sebbar) backgrounds are emblematic of the diversity of the Francophone Arab world. It examines how these writers represent the intertwining of religion and politics against the backdrop of the current international political context and the resurgence of religion. Focusing on a series of disputes commonly framed in religious terms (with Islam as the common denominator for all: the Arab-Israeli conflict, the Lebanese and the Algerian civil wars, the affair of the Muslim headscarf in France, and 9/11), this book questions the effectiveness of the Francophone studies model in providing insights into the complexity of the Islamic Revival. The study concludes by unpacking the influence of politics on the translation of these works in the United States. It brings heightened awareness to the modalities according to which a creative work can serve as a cultural mediator."--Jacket.
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Subject North African literature (French) -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
North African literature (French)
Chronological Term 20th century
Subject French literature -- Arab authors -- History and criticism.
French literature.
Authors, Arab.
French literature -- Arab countries -- History and criticism.
Arab countries.
French literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Islam in literature.
Islam in literature.
Social conflict in literature.
Social conflict in literature.
Politics in literature.
Politics in literature.
War in literature.
War in literature.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Bourget, Carine. Star, the cross, and the crescent. 1st paperback ed. Lanham, Md. : Lexington Books, ©2012 9780739126585 (OCoLC)809549874
ISBN 9781461662693 (electronic book)
1461662699 (electronic book)