By Lital Levy
A Palestinian-Israeli poet broadcasts a brand new country whose language, "Homelandic," is a mixture of Arabic and Hebrew. A Jewish-Israeli writer imagines a "language plague" that infects younger Hebrew audio system with previous international accents, and sends the narrator looking for his Arabic history. In Poetic Trespass, Lital Levy brings jointly such startling visions to provide the 1st in-depth research of the connection among Hebrew and Arabic within the literature and tradition of Israel/Palestine. greater than that, she provides an enthralling portrait of the literary imagination's strength to transgress political limitations and rework principles approximately language and belonging.
Blending background and literature, Poetic Trespass strains the interwoven lifetime of Arabic and Hebrew in Israel/Palestine from the flip of the 20th century to the current, exposing the 2 languages' intimate entanglements in modern works of prose, poetry, movie, and visible paintings by means of either Palestinian and Jewish voters of Israel. In a context the place severe political and social pressures paintings to spot Jews with Hebrew and Palestinians with Arabic, Levy reveals writers who've boldly crossed over this divide to create literature within the language in their "other," in addition to writers who carry the 2 languages into discussion to rewrite them from within.
Exploring such acts of poetic trespass, Levy introduces new readings of canonical and lesser-known authors, together with Emile Habiby, Hayyim Nahman Bialik, Anton Shammas, Saul Tchernichowsky, Samir Naqqash, Ronit Matalon, Salman Masalha, A. B. Yehoshua, and Almog Behar. through revealing unusual visions of what it capacity to put in writing in Arabic and Hebrew, Poetic Trespass will switch the best way we comprehend literature and tradition within the shadow of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
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Poetic Trespass: Writing between Hebrew and Arabic in Israel/Palestine by Lital Levy