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The Optimist : A Social Biography of Tawfiq Zayyad / Tamir Sorek.

Author/Creator:
Sorek, Tamir, author., Author,
Publication:
Stanford, CA : Stanford University Press, [2020]
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (264 pages)
Series:
Stanford Studies in Middle Eastern and Islamic Societies and Cultures
Contained In:
De Gruyter University Press Library.
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Subjects:
Arab-Israeli conflict -- History -- 20th century.
Nationalists -- Palestine -- Biography.
Poets, Palestinian Arab -- Biography.
Politicians -- Palestine -- Biography.
Local subjects:
Communism. (search)
Israel. (search)
Nationalism. (search)
Nazareth. (search)
Palestinians. (search)
Poetry. (search)
Secularism. (search)
Language:
In English.
System Details:
Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
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Summary:
Tawfiq Zayyad (1929-94) was a renowned Palestinian poet and a committed communist activist. For four decades, he was a dominant figure in political life in Israel, as a local council member, mayor of Nazareth, and member of the Israeli parliament. Zayyad personified the collective struggle of the Palestinian citizens of Israel, challenging the military government following the creation of the state of Israel, leading the 1976 nationwide strike against land confiscation, and tirelessly protesting Israeli military occupation after 1967. With this book, Tamir Sorek offers the first biography of this charismatic figure. Zayyad's life was one of balance and contradiction-between his revolutionary writings as Palestinian patriotic poet and his pragmatic political work in the Israeli public sphere. He was uncompromising in his protest of injustices against the Palestinian people, but always committed to a universalist vision of Arab-Jewish brotherhood. It was this combination of traits that made Zayyad an exceptional leader-and makes his biography larger than the man himself to offer a compelling story about Palestinians and the state of Israel.
Contents:
Frontmatter
Contents
PROLOGUE
Chapter 1. COMMUNISM AND ANTICOLONIALISM
Chapter 2. STEADFASTNESS
Chapter 3. BADGES OF MODERNITY
Chapter 4. IN THE CROSSFIRE
Chapter 5. MUNICIPAL STRUGGLES
Chapter 6. NATIONAL LEADERSHIP
Chapter 7. CHILDREN IN THE BATTLEFIELD
Chapter 8. A SECULAR HOLY WARRIOR
Chapter 9. A SPOKE IN THE WHEEL OF HISTORY
Chapter 10. OSLO
EPILOGUE
Acknowledgments
Notes
Bibliography
Index
Notes:
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 25. Nov 2020)
Contributor:
De Gruyter.
ISBN:
9781503612747
Publisher Number:
10.1515/9781503612747 doi
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.