Literature and War: Conversations with Israeli and Palestinian Writers (Paperback)

Literature and War: Conversations with Israeli and Palestinian Writers By Runo Isaksen, Kari Dickson (Translated by) Cover Image

Literature and War: Conversations with Israeli and Palestinian Writers (Paperback)

By Runo Isaksen, Kari Dickson (Translated by)

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Novelist Runo Isakson, confronting the ongoing conflict in the Middle East, found himself wondering: How can literature play a role in helping one side to see the other? To answer this question, he interviewed fifteen pre-eminent Israeli and Palestinian writers, asking them what role literature plays in creating dialogue, ending war, and building peace. The conversations that result are deeply personal and political, both reflective and urgent; both complicating and clarifying our understanding of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The collection includes interviews with acclaimed Israeli writers David Grossman and Amos Oz ("In a conflict, few people are capable of imagining other people's suffering"). Palestinian novelist Sahar Khalifeh discusses feminism, literature, and occupation. Poet Mahmoud Darwish and novelist Izzat Ghazzawi appear together, discussing how "knowledge about the other is an obligation." These dialogues transcend national boundaries and the narrow language of conflict and invite readers around the world to take a first step toward peace.
Product Details ISBN: 9781566567305
ISBN-10: 1566567300
Publisher: Olive Branch Press
Publication Date: October 30th, 2008
Pages: 222
Language: English
"The first step toward real peace must be to get to know the other side, its culture and creativity." -- Mahmoud Darwish

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