For a Third Nahda

Elias Khoury, Max Weiss, Jens Hanssen

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Elias Khoury, born in Beirut in 1948, is among the most prominent Arab intellectuals of his generation. His work has been translated widely, and he is best known for novels that deal with the Lebanese civil war such as Little Mountain and The Journey of Little Gandhi as well as historical fiction about the Palestinian struggle in Gate of the Sun. One of the hallmarks of his prose writing is his tendency to include dialogue in colloquial Lebanese dialect. His writing has been deeply marked by the experience of and multifarious attempts to come to terms with the Lebanese Civil War. His political and social commentary is much less often discussed outside of Arabophone circles. He was the longstanding editor of the Sunday cultural supplement of the Beirut daily al-Nahar newspaper.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationArabic Thought against the Authoritarian Age
Subtitle of host publicationTowards an Intellectual History of the Present
PublisherCambridge University Press
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9781108147781
ISBN (Print)9781107193383
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Arts and Humanities


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