New PDF release: America in An Arab Mirror: Images of America in Arabic
By K. Abdel-Malek, Mouna El Kahla
This unique anthology provides for the 1st time in English trip essays by way of Arabic writers who've visited the US within the moment 1/2 the century. The view of the United States which emerges from those debts is instantly attention-grabbing and illuminating, yet by no means monolithic. The writers hail from various viewpoints, areas, and backgrounds, so their descriptions of the USA in a different way have interaction and revise Arab pre-conceptions of usa citizens and the West. the rustic figures as every thing from the unchanging different, the very antithesis of the Arab self, to the seductive lady, to the opposite who's either praiseworthy and reprehensible.
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Elevated, brilliant films like “Gone with the Wind,” “Wuthering Heights,”“Singing Bernadette,” and so on, are exceptional in relation to the rest of American production, and what is seen of American films in Egypt or the Arab countries does not illustrate this proportion, because most of them are from the finest, rarest movies of America. Those who visit the theater in America understand this small proportion of quality films. “ The America I Have Seen” 25 Natural Scenery in American Art There is another art in which the Americans have distinguished themselves, for it is more a matter of skill in production than of authentic, elevated art: it is the art of representing natural scenery with colors, as if it were an accurate, true photograph.
He repeated the question and the answer several times, not to make sure, but rather to comprehend the situation. After he comprehended it, he reprimanded himself because he was the one who was embarrassed now. So he raised his head to face her. Her head was at a 45-degree angle. As for his eyes, they were in their eye sockets, but their angle was aimed upward. It seemed as though he was seeing through the white portion of his eyes. H 38 America in an Arab Mirror He (to himself): A prostitute? Why do they call everything here by its real name?
Yes, silence. Pain. Muffled pain. And many tears. In a hurt voice, Liza asked me, “Why didn’t you . . ” A moment later she repeated the question, “Why Sammy, why didn’t you? What is the matter? Don’t I appeal to you? The first time I ever asked a man to do that to me and he refused! ” “I don’t know,” I said. Totally calm, in fact. . All I knew was this: for me sex should not be a mere entertainment; it should not be had under the influence of alcohol, or after too much partying, or in the name of total freedom.
America in An Arab Mirror: Images of America in Arabic Travel Literature: An Anthology by K. Abdel-Malek, Mouna El Kahla