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The Resource Pay no heed to the rockets : life in contemporary Palestine, Marcello Di Cintio

Pay no heed to the rockets : life in contemporary Palestine, Marcello Di Cintio

Label
Pay no heed to the rockets : life in contemporary Palestine
Title
Pay no heed to the rockets
Title remainder
life in contemporary Palestine
Statement of responsibility
Marcello Di Cintio
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"A look at life in contemporary Palestine through the lens of its literary culture Marcello Di Cintio first visited Palestine in 1999 and, like most outsiders, the Palestinian narrative he knew was one defined by unending struggle, a near-Sisyphean curse of stories of oppression, exile, and occupation told over and over again. In the summer of 2014, during a brief lull in the bombing from Israel's Operation Protective Edge, photos emerged of a young Gazan girl in a green dress sifting through the rubble of her destroyed home. She was looking for her books. In Pay No Heed to the Rockets, Di Cintio travels to Palestine to find the girl. 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 violence of survival. Taking the long route through the West Bank, into Jerusalem, across Israel and finally into Gaza, he meets with poets, authors, librarians, and booksellers to learn about Palestine through their eyes, and through the story of their stories. 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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Provided by publisher
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1973-
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Di Cintio, Marcello
Dewey number
956.9405/5
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
PJ8190
LC item number
.D53 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Di Cintio, Marcello
  • Arabic literature
  • Literature and society
  • Literature and society
  • Palestinian Arabs
  • Palestinian Arabs
  • Palestinian Arabs in literature
  • Arab-Israeli conflict
  • West Bank
  • Gaza
Label
Pay no heed to the rockets : life in contemporary Palestine, Marcello Di Cintio
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-237)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The girl in the green dress -- The homeland is where none of this can happen -- Whenever my sore heart gets hungry -- To breathe life into a name -- I do not have an account in the Bank of Wars -- If you can hear the rockets, then you are alive -- She is oranges that explode -- Conclusion: Her name is Maram
Edition
First Counterpoint hardcover edition.
Extent
  • 241 pages
  • 23 cm
Isbn
9781640090811
Lccn
2018007702
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
map ;
System control number
  • on1022978209
  • (OCoLC)1022978209
  • 2401428
Label
Pay no heed to the rockets : life in contemporary Palestine, Marcello Di Cintio
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-237)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The girl in the green dress -- The homeland is where none of this can happen -- Whenever my sore heart gets hungry -- To breathe life into a name -- I do not have an account in the Bank of Wars -- If you can hear the rockets, then you are alive -- She is oranges that explode -- Conclusion: Her name is Maram
Edition
First Counterpoint hardcover edition.
Extent
  • 241 pages
  • 23 cm
Isbn
9781640090811
Lccn
2018007702
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
map ;
System control number
  • on1022978209
  • (OCoLC)1022978209
  • 2401428

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