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By Gil Z. Hochberg

ISBN-10: 0691128758

ISBN-13: 9780691128757

Partition--the concept of setting apart Jews and Arabs alongside ethnic or nationwide lines--is a legacy at the least as previous because the Zionist-Palestinian clash. demanding the frequent "separatist mind's eye" at the back of partition, Gil Hochberg demonstrates the ways that works of up to date Jewish and Arab literature reject uncomplicated notions of separatism and as a substitute show complicated configurations of identification that emphasize the presence of alterity in the self--the Jew in the Arab, and the Arab in the Jew. In Spite of Partition examines Hebrew, Arabic, and French works which are mostly unknown to English readers to bare how, faraway from being self reliant, the signifiers "Jew" and "Arab" are inseparable.

In a chain of unique shut readings, Hochberg analyzes attention-grabbing examples of such inseparability. within the Palestinian author Anton Shammas's Hebrew novel Arabesques, the Israeli and Palestinian protagonists are a "schizophrenic pair" who "have now not but made up our minds who's the ventriloquist of whom." And within the Moroccan Jewish author Albert Swissa's Hebrew novel Aqud, the Moroccan-Israeli major character's id is uneasily situated among the "Moroccan Muslim boy he might have been" and the "Jewish Israeli boy he has become." different examples draw cognizance to the problematic linguistic proximity of Hebrew and Arabic, the historic hyperlink among the irritating stories of the Jewish Holocaust and the Palestinian Nakbah, and the libidinal ties that bind Jews and Arabs regardless of, or perhaps as a result of, their present animosity.

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