Breaking the Rays of Light: Uniqueness and Innovation in the Works of the Palestinian Writer Amānī al-Junaydī

This article examines the thematic and stylistic changes that took place in the writing of one of the prominent Palestinian writers in the West Bank, Amānī al-Junaydī. It shows how in her last two works she began to focus more on self-criticism, criticism directed ‘inward,’ rather than ‘outward’ cri...

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Published in:Journal of Semitic studies
Main Author: Goṭesfeld, Dorit
Format: Electronic Article
Language:English
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Published: Oxford University Press [2015]
In: Journal of Semitic studies
Year: 2015, Volume: 60, Issue: 1, Pages: 213-234
IxTheo Classification:KBL Near East and North Africa
TK Recent history
ZC Politics in general
Online Access: Volltext (Verlag)
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Summary:This article examines the thematic and stylistic changes that took place in the writing of one of the prominent Palestinian writers in the West Bank, Amānī al-Junaydī. It shows how in her last two works she began to focus more on self-criticism, criticism directed ‘inward,’ rather than ‘outward’ criticism of the reality of life under occupation. From this aspect her writings differ from the writings of other women West Bank authors who tend to focus on ‘outward’ criticism. The article reveals that al-Junaydī's recent works show a change not only in content, but also in style; from a largely realistic style she shifts to a post-modern one, which combines humour, flashes of surrealism and fantasy, intermixing reality and imagination.
ISSN:1477-8556
Contains:Enthalten in: Journal of Semitic studies
Persistent identifiers:DOI: 10.1093/jss/fgu037