New PDF release: America in An Arab Mirror: Images of America in Arabic

By K. Abdel-Malek, Mouna El Kahla

ISBN-10: 0312229631

ISBN-13: 9780312229634

ISBN-10: 0312299311

ISBN-13: 9780312299316

This individual anthology provides for the 1st time in English commute essays through Arabic writers who've visited the US within the moment 1/2 the century. The view of the United States which emerges from those money owed is immediately interesting and illuminating, yet by no means monolithic. The writers hail from quite a few viewpoints, areas, and backgrounds, so their descriptions of the USA otherwise interact and revise Arab pre-conceptions of american citizens and the West. the rustic figures as every thing from the unchanging different, the very antithesis of the Arab self, to the seductive girl, to the opposite who's either praiseworthy and reprehensible.

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She was drunk, definitely. She was also tense. ” she asked. I hugged her. ” I kissed her. Her lips tasted a bit salty but they were full of desire and much tension. “I want you to . ” she stopped midway. It must have been half an hour or even a whole hour, I don’t remember. All I remember was that the silence around us was supreme. Yes, silence. Pain. Muffled pain. And many tears. In a hurt voice, Liza asked me, “Why didn’t you . . ” A moment later she repeated the question, “Why Sammy, why didn’t you?

This would occur if she attended by herself, without him, but if she were able to bring him along, she would not be blamed nor faulted! ” But none of them asks himself:“What is the value of attracting them to the church, when they rush to it in this way, and spend their time in this manner? Is church attendance a goal in and of itself? Is it not for the edification of feelings and manners? From the minister’s point of view, which was made clear by the preceding events, merely going to church is the aim.

It has regulated these relations, emotions, and feelings, and struggled against the coarseness of sensation and the gloominess of natural impulse, in order to 22 America in an Arab Mirror let genuine relationships fly about, and free-ranging longings soar high unfettered, along with all the strong ties around these relationships, in the feelings of individuals, in the life of the family, and in society at large. . This struggle was isolated from life in America at once, and it rose devoid and destitute from every beautification: (males and females) as they were created the first time.

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