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The Resource Pay no heed to the rockets : Palestine in the present tense, Marcello Di Cintio

Pay no heed to the rockets : Palestine in the present tense, Marcello Di Cintio

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Pay no heed to the rockets : Palestine in the present tense
Title
Pay no heed to the rockets
Title remainder
Palestine in the present tense
Statement of responsibility
Marcello Di Cintio
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Marcello Di Cintio first visited Palestine in 1999. Like most outsiders, the Palestinian narrative that he knew had been simplified by a seemingly unending struggle, a near-Sisyphean curse of stories of oppression, exile, and occupation told over and over again. In Pay No Heed to the Rockets, he reveals a more complex story, the Palestinian experience as seen through the lens of authors, books, and literature. Using the form of a political-literary travelogue, he explores what literature means to modern Palestinians and how Palestinians make sense of the conflict between a rich imaginative life and the daily tedium and violence of survival. Di Cintio begins his journey on the Allenby Bridge that links Jordan to Palestine. He visits the towns and villages of the West Bank, passes into Jerusalem, and then travels through Israel before crossing into Gaza. En route, he meets with poets, authors, librarians, and booksellers. He begins to see Palestine through their eyes, through the stories of their stories. In the company of literary giants like Mahmoud Darwish and Ghassan Kanafani and the contemporary authors whom they continue to inspire, Di Cintio travels through the rich cultural and literary heritage of Palestine. It's there that he uncovers a humanity, and a beauty, often unnoticed by news media. At the seventieth anniversary of the Arab-Israeli War, Pay No Heed to the Rockets tells a fresh story about Palestine, one that begins with art rather than war."--
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1973-
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Di Cintio, Marcello
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Di Cintio, Marcello
  • Israel-Arab War, 1948-1949
  • Arabic literature
  • Politics and literature
  • Authors, Arab
  • Palestine
Target audience
adult
Label
Pay no heed to the rockets : Palestine in the present tense, Marcello Di Cintio
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographic references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
260 pages
Isbn
9780864928986
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map
Ownership
*
System control number
  • (OAUW)282168
  • 378879
Label
Pay no heed to the rockets : Palestine in the present tense, Marcello Di Cintio
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographic references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
260 pages
Isbn
9780864928986
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map
Ownership
*
System control number
  • (OAUW)282168
  • 378879

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