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Poetics of visibility in the contemporary Arab American novel / Mazen Naous.

Author/Creator:
Naous, Mazen author.
Publication:
Columbus : The Ohio State University Press, [2020]
Format/Description:
Book
x, 209 pages ; 23 cm
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Subjects:
American fiction -- Arab American authors -- History and criticism.
American fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
American fiction -- 21st century -- History and criticism.
Arab Americans in literature.
Marginality, Social, in literature.
Identity (Psychology) in literature.
American fiction.
American fiction -- Arab American authors.
Form/Genre:
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Summary:
"Redefines dominant perceptions of Arab Americans via an aesthetic analysis of Arab American novels, such as Diana Abu-Jaber's Arabian Jazz and Crescent, Rabih Alameddine's Koolaids: The Art of War, Laila Halaby's Once in a Promised Land, and Mohja Kahf's The Girl in the Tangerine Scarf, thereby launching transcultural possibilities by initiating visibility through poetics"-Provided by publisher"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents:
Introduction: Poetics of Visibility, Visible Poetics
The Disease as Queer Cure: Rabih Alameddine's Koolaids: The Art of War
Blue Notes and Accented Rhythms: Diana Abu-Jaber's Arabian Jazz
Sign after Sign: Mohja Kahf's The Girl in the Tangerine Scarf
Anagrams of Identity: Laila Halaby's Once in a Promised Land
Reframing Infidelity: Diana Abu-Jaber's Crescent
Conclusion: Arab American Polyphonics.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 195-204) and index.
ISBN:
9780814214299
0814214290
9780814277751
9780814255766
0814255760
OCLC:
1112419729