Rethinking the Nakba

@article{Khoury2015RethinkingTN,
  title={Rethinking the Nakba},
  author={Elias Khoury},
  journal={Critical Inquiry},
  year={2015},
  volume={38},
  pages={250 - 266}
}
  • E. Khoury
  • Published 17 July 2015
  • Art
  • Critical Inquiry
In The Orchard (1972), the Israeli writer Benjamin Tammuz reformulated the image of the land as the arena of the struggle in Palestine.1 In this symbolic novella, the Israeli writer tries to go beyond the image of the Arab in the Israeli literature as a mute shadow. The mute in this novella is Luna, the woman who symbolizes the land, and the struggle between the two brothers who are her lovers results in their deaths and her son’s appropriation of the motherland. The highly symbolic style in… 

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