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Poetic Trespass: Writing between Hebrew and Arabic in Israel/Palestine

Lital Levy


A Palestinian-Israeli poet declares a new state whose language, “Homelandic,” is a combination of Arabic and Hebrew. A Jewish-Israeli author imagines a “language plague” that infects young Hebrew speakers with old world accents, and sends the narrator in search of his Arabic heritage. This book brings together such startling visions to offer the first in-depth study of the relationship between Hebrew and Arabic in the literature and culture of Israel/Palestine. More than that, the book presents a captivating portrait of the literary imagination's power to transgress political boundaries and tr ... More

Keywords: Arabic, Hebrew, Israel, Palestine, belonging, language, Israeli–Palestinian conflict

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780691162485
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: October 2017 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691162485.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Lital Levy, author
Princeton University