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The dream palace of the Arabs :a generation's odyssey

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From Fouad Ajami, an acclaimed author and chronicler of Arab politics, comes a compelling account of how a generation of Arab intellectuals tried to introduce cultural renewals in their homelands through the forces of modernity and secularism. Ultimately, they came to face disappointment, exile, and, on occasion, death. Brilliantly weaving together the strands of a tumultuous century in Arab political thought, history, and poetry, Ajami takes us from the ruins of Beirut's once glittering metropolis to the land of Egypt, where struggle rages between a modernist impulse and an Islamist insurgency, from Nasser's pan-Arab nationalist ambitions to the emergence of an uneasy Pax Americana in Arab lands, from the triumphalism of the Gulf War to the continuing anguished debate over the Israeli-Palestinian peace accords.

For anyone who seeks to understand the Middle East, here is an insider's unflinching analysis of the collision between intellectual life and political realities in the Arab world today.

From the Trade Paperback edition.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 313-322) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375401503
Subtitle:
(a generation's odyssey )
Publisher:
Pantheon Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Political
Subject:
Nationalism
Subject:
Arab countries
Subject:
Intellectuals
Subject:
Nationalism -- Arab countries.
Subject:
Nacionalismo
Subject:
Paâises âarabes
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Series Volume:
104-726
Publication Date:
c1998
Binding:
Trade Cloth
Language:
English
Pages:
xix, 344 p.
Dimensions:
9.60x6.48x1.23 in. 1.46 lbs.

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