Corpus ID: 191226957

De Niro's Game

  title={De Niro's Game},
  author={R. Hage},
"De Niro's Game" is the stunning winner of the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award and the very first novel by up-and-coming Lebanese literary star Rawi Hage, also author of "Cockroach". Bassam and George are childhood best friends who have grown up on the Christian side of war-torn Beirut. Now on the verge of adulthood, they must choose their futures: to remain in the exhausted, corrupt city of their birth, or to go into exile abroad, cut off from the only existence they have known. Bassam chooses one… Expand
Guns and Tender Cotton: Feminized States in Rawi Hage’s De Niro’s Game
The article, informed by the recent work of scholars who have examined and theorized the feminization of nation-states in the context of contemporary post-colonial literary production, performs anExpand
Masculinities and the Aesthetics of Love: Reading Terrorism in De Niro's Game and Paradise Now
This article examines Rawi Hage's (2006) De Niro's Game and Hany Abu-Assad's (2005) Paradise Now for their capacity to give us insight into the meanings of racialized masculinities. Neither textExpand
Journeying through a Discourse of Violence: Elias Khoury's Yalo and Rawi Hage's De Niro's Game
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The paper is a critical analysis of Rawi Hage's novels, De Niros's Game, Cockroach and Carnival. It explores Hage's utilization of the mental and physical shapeshifting, metamorphosis andExpand
The living archive of war in Rabih Mroué's Make Me Stop Smoking
This paper turns to Rabih Mroué's Make Me Stop Smoking, a one-man multimedia performance, for its capacity to enable us to think about the dilemmas of narrativizing the Lebanese civil war. CriticalExpand
The Roach’s Revenge: Suicide and Survival in Rawi Hage’s Cockroach
What does it mean to “exist and not to belong”? This article analyses the themes of exile and alienation in Rawi Hage’s Cockroach in relation to current discourses of global migration and stateExpand
The internalized vermin of exile in Montréal: Rawi Hage’s Cockroach
This article argues that the protagonist in Hage’s Cockroach (2008) introjects the vermin as a representation of internalized antagonism. As the unnamed narrator struggles in an inhospitable city, heExpand
The (Little) Militia Man: Memory and Militarized Masculinity in Lebanon
This article discusses how militiamen who fought in the Lebanese civil war (1975-1990) have been represented in Lebanese cultural production and how these militiamen relate to public discourse onExpand
Imaginative migrations: An interview with the Lebanese-Canadian writer Rawi Hage
The history of mankind is full of wars, divisions, the flow of blood, the flight of refugees and misery. I long for the day when an African child will be able to roam the world as if it is rightlyExpand
ghosts, guests, hosts: rethinking "illegal" migration and hospitality through arab diasporic literature
This article examines and compares narratives of migration developed by contemporary Arab diasporic writers living in North America (both in the United States and Quebec) and in Europe (France andExpand