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The Rise of Arab American Literature

Waïl S Hassan

in Immigrant Narratives

Published in print November 2011 | ISBN: 9780199792061
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199919239 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199792061.003.0001
The Rise of Arab American Literature

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Ameen Rihani’s prolific output in Arabic and English seeks to promote cultural understanding by unsettling Orientalist knowledge, but remains indebted to it. This novel attempts to fuse Arabic and European literary traditions in search of a civilizational synthesis.

Keywords: orientalism; translation; U.S.-Arab relations

Chapter.  10959 words. 

Subjects: Literature

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