Literature, Partition and the Nation-State: Culture and Conflict in Ireland, Israel and Palestine by Joe ClearyLiterature, Partition and the Nation-State: Culture and Conflict in Ireland, Israel and Palestine by Joe Cleary

Literature, Partition and the Nation-State: Culture and Conflict in Ireland, Israel and Palestine

byJoe Cleary

Paperback | January 7, 2002

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This study offers an extended study of the social and cultural legacies of state division in Ireland and Palestine. Focusing on the period since the 1960s, when the original partition settlements in each region were challenged by Irish and Palestinian nationalists, Joe Cleary's book contains individual chapters on nationalism and self-determination; on the construction of national literatures in the wake of state division; and on influential Irish, Israeli and Palestinian writers, film-makers and public intellectuals.
Title:Literature, Partition and the Nation-State: Culture and Conflict in Ireland, Israel and PalestineFormat:PaperbackPublished:January 7, 2002Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521657326

ISBN - 13:9780521657327

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments; Preface; Part I: 1. Ireland, Palestine and the antinomies of self-determination in the 'Badlands of Modernity'; 2. Estranged states: national literatures, modernity and tradition, and the elaboration of partitionist identities; Part II: 3. 'Forked-Tongued on the Border Pitt': partition and the politics of form in contemporary narratives of the Northern Irish conflict; 4. Agonies of the potentates: journeys to the frontier in the novels of Amos Oz; 5. The meaning of disaster: the novel and the stateless nation in Ghassan Kanafani's Men in the Sun.

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"This book is strikingly original. It compares the effects of different partitions--in Ireland, Palestine and Germany--as they exhibit themselves in literature especially. Joe Cleary restores to literary analysis cultural and political dimensions that it had lost. This is a groundbreaking book by a remarkably gifted and powerful writer. It should be read by anyone interested in politics, history or literature and their interrelations." Semus Deane