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Post-War Anglophone Lebanese Fiction: Home Matters in the Diaspora

Syrine Hout

Abstract

This study examines the phenomenon of the post-civil war Anglophone Lebanese fictional narrative by exploring the permutations of ‘homeness’ – the different spaces (homeland, host country, geographical in-betweenness), mental states and ideals – and how all of these interact. It also demonstrates how a collection of stylistically diverse texts characterise a new cultural trend: the founding of a fully fledged variant of foreign-language Lebanese transnational literature in the diaspora. The eleven texts, many of which have reaped international awards, are by Rabih Alameddine, Rawi Hage, Tony H ... More

Keywords: Lebanese Civil War, post-war Anglophone Lebanese fiction, transnational literature, diaspora, homeness, identity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780748643424
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: January 2013 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748643424.001.0001

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Syrine Hout, author

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