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by Emily Nasrallah,Issa Boullata

eBook Flight against Time (Modern Middle East Literature in Translation Series) download ISBN: 0292755643
Author: Emily Nasrallah,Issa Boullata
Publisher: Center for Middle Eastern Studies, The University of Texas at Austin (January 1, 1998)
Language: English
Pages: 194
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Category: Literature
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Issa J. Boullata (Arabic: عيسى بُلاطه‎‎; February 25, 1929 – May 1, 2019) was a Palestinian scholar, writer, and translator of Arabic literature

Issa J. Boullata (Arabic: عيسى بُلاطه‎‎; February 25, 1929 – May 1, 2019) was a Palestinian scholar, writer, and translator of Arabic literature. He was born in Jerusalem on February 25, 1929 during the British Mandate of Palestine. He obtained a First Class BA (Honours) in Arabic and Islamic studies in 1964 followed by a PhD in Arabic literature in 1969, both from the University of London.

Series: Modern Middle East Literatures in Translation Series. Paperback: 146 pages. Publisher: Center for Middle Eastern Studies, The University of Texas at Austin (January 15, 2002).

Modern Middle East Literatures in Translation Series. Paperback: 250 pages.

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Flight Against Time book. Flight against time is a moving story about the immigrant experience. An elderly couple leaves their village in Lebanon to visit their children and grandchildren now living in the new world: Prince Edward Island, Canada. The translation is done in such a way as to honor the style of arabic speech, allowing an anglophone reader to appreciate a more poetic and at times halting syntax. And all the while bringing me, the reader, close to the narrator.

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Flight Against Time, novela de Emily Nasrallah Issa J. Boullata fue premiado con el MESA Mentoring Award el mes de noviembre de 2004 por el Middle East Studies Association of North America, en reconocimiento a su excelencia en la enseñanza académica y su influencia en la.

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This novel of the emigrant experience is a moving witness to the Lebanese people and to a time, the civil war. Emily Nasrallah's narrative follows an elderly Lebanese couple who leave their village during the war to visit children and grandchildren in the New World. The war escalates dangerously during their visit, and the couple's children are reluctant to let their parents return home. Although much of the story takes place on Prince Edward Island and in New York, the behavior and rituals of the family are those of the village in southern Lebanon. Such traditions may not be necessary to life in the New World, but are nonetheless terribly painful for emigrants to discard.
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Broadraven
Perhaps because I am a Lebanese woman who lived for a few years in North America as a college student and then decided to return to Lebanon, I found this book a bit disappointing. I was expecting to find some unusual insights into the causes and consequences of migration, the difficulty of assimilation, the function of memory, and so forth. Instead what we get is a generically written novel representing some name-brand character hailing us from the south of Lebanon and embarking on a voyage to North America. Everything that can add authenticity to this generic character from a generic Lebanese village is included: the olive trees, the social mannerisms, the spices, the coffee with cardamon, the dancing of the dabke, everything except aspects that would make one Lebanese individual different from another. The main character-Radwan- is so bland that he cannot be described in other than stereotypical qualities associated with the East: generosity, attachment to land, veneration of tradition, belief in myths, religiosity, and sociability. Perhaps the author, through Radwan, is trying to create a symbolic portrait of the Lebanese person in exile. But in doing so, isn't she wiping away the individual experience, the individual story? Doesn't each one of us who left Lebanon during the war have a different story to tell? Is it fair to group us all under the umbrella of Radwan? The great irony of the book is that the deeply religious Radwan- in an attempt by the author to make him representative of all the Lebanese- is stripped of any sectarian identity. It is only through very subtle hints later in the book that we learn that Radman is probably a Christian. But is this a trivial point, to be gleaned or dismissed according to the reader's preference? Isn't the generic 70-year-old Lebanese man at the start of the Lebanese civil war very likely to be one with some sectarian inclinations? Doesn't leaving out this point trivialize some of the main issues of the Lebanese civil war? And, more importantly, wouldn't a Lebanese Christian migrating to (predominantly Christian) North America have very different assimilation experiences from that of a Lebanese Muslim who is more likely to suffer an acute identity crisis? The story of Radwan is as predictable as they come. An old man tries to leave his native land for a short while and finds that he cannot assimilate in the West. The more interesting story would have been that of Radwan's children, of whom we are told very little. We know they are all successful and well-established. We know they have a great respect for their receiving country (Canada) and its laws. Yet, they are the ones who must have really suffered, who must have trained their minds to think only of the future, to erase all memory, and to authenticate the present because the present is all they have.
Aren't their stories worth telling? Or are we, like Radwan, supposed to turn over the last pages of the book with a serene smile on our faces, content in the knowledge that one ultimately gets what one desires.
Makaitist
Emily Nasrallah paints a wonderful picture that I'm sure any Lebanese immigrant can relate to -- what it is like to come from Lebanon and see family and cope with the changes -- grandparents unable to communicate with grandchildren due to language and culture barriers, parents and children, brothers and sisters. I recommend this not just to people of Lebanese background, but to anybody wanting to know what it is like to leave their homeland and come to a whole new culture.