War Remains: Ruination and Resistance in Lebanon (Hardcover)

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War Remains traces the poetics of ruination and resistance in select contemporary Lebanese wartime literature, cultural production, and sites of memory. Drawing upon work from southern Lebanon and Beirut, Khayyat examines how war remains are employed as a resistant trope in the intellectual spaces of war's aftermath. She focuses on "Southern Counterpublics," a collective of poets, novelists, activists, artists, and ordinary citizens and their war-inspired creative productions that speak to the ruins' capacity to be reframed, recycled, and recontested. Khayyat argues that the ruins of war can be thought of as a generative milieu for resistant thought and action. An ambitious and provocative work, War Remains ventures to the so-called margins to archive the texture and substance rendered invisible when studies of memory rely solely on data furnished by official narratives and military accounts of war.

About the Author

Yasmine Khayyat is assistant professor of Arabic Language and Literature at Rutgers University.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780815638001
ISBN-10: 0815638000
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
Publication Date: May 15th, 2023
Pages: 312
Language: English
Series: Contemporary Issues in the Middle East