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Iterations of Loss: Mutilation and Aesthetic Form, al-Shidyaq to Darwish

Jeffrey Sacks

Abstract

In a series of close readings of Arabic and Arab Jewish writing, the author considers the relation of poetic statement to individual and collective loss, the dispossession of peoples and languages, and singular events of destruction in the nineteenth, twentieth, and twenty-first centuries. Addressing the work of Mahmoud Darwish, Ahmad Faris al-Shidyaq, Elias Khoury, Edmond Amran El Maleh, Shimon Ballas, and Taha Husayn, the author demonstrates the reiterated incursion of loss into the time of life-losses that language declines to mourn. Language occurs as the iteration of loss, confounding its ... More

Keywords: Jewish writing, Arabic writing, Arab writing, collective loss, Mahmoud Darwish, Ahmad Faris al-Shidyaq, Elias Khoury, Edmond Amran El Maleh, Shimon Ballas, Taha Husayn

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780823264940
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: September 2015 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823264940.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jeffrey Sacks, author
University of California, Riverside

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