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America in an Arab Mirror Images of America in Arabic Travel Literature, 1668 to 9/11 and Beyond

ISBN-10: 0230620353
ISBN-13: 9780230620353
Edition: 2nd 2000
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Description: This distinguished anthology presents for the first time in English travel essays by Arabic writers who have visited America in the second half of the century. The view of America which emerges from these accounts is at once fascinating and  More...

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Book details

List price: $41.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date: 9/25/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 152
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.968
Language: English

This distinguished anthology presents for the first time in English travel essays by Arabic writers who have visited America in the second half of the century. The view of America which emerges from these accounts is at once fascinating and illuminating, but never monolithic. The writers hail from a variety of viewpoints, regions, and backgrounds, so their descriptions of America differently engage and revise Arab pre-conceptions of Americans and the West. The country figures as everything from the unchanging Other, the very antithesis of the Arab self, to the seductive female, to the Other who is both praiseworthy and reprehensible.

Preface
List of Accounts of Arab Trawlers to America According to Their Date of Publication (1668-2008)
America in the Eyes of a Nineteenth-Century Arab
A Stranger in the West: The Trip of Mikhail Asad Rustum to America, 1885-1894
The Making of an Image: America as the Unchanged Other, America as the Seductive Female
�The America I Have Seen�: In the Scale of Human Values
A Love Tour
An American Immigrant
New York 80
America: The Jeans and the Switchblade
America for Sale
America: The Dream and the Reality, the American as an Example to Emulate
America in the Eyes of an Easterner, Or Eight Yean in the United States
The World in America
The Trip to America
The Flying Sphinx [in America]
America Under the Microscope
My Days in America
The Land of Magic
America: Paradise and Hellfire
The Washington Memoirs
America (Top Secret)
Embers and Ashes: Memoirs of an Arab Intellect
America in the Eyes of Arab Women Travelers
America and I
An Egyptian Girl in America
The Trip: The Days of an Egyptian Female Student in America
America's Other Face
America the Way It Is
Satirical Views of America
Cheerful America of the Past: Journal of a Penniless Student in the United States
America, You Cheeky Devil
My Story with Eva (Ivana Trump)
�The Sabeel in America,�
Colonial Spanish America in the Eyes of a Seventeenth-Century Arab (1668)
The Gold and the Tempest: The Journey of Elias al-Musili to America, The First Arab Journey to the New World
Early Egyptian Travelers in America: Muhammad Ali Pasha's Trip in 1912
A Passage to America
Accounts of Arab Travelers to America Between 1996 and 2000
The First Glimpse of New York
An Egyptian in America
Accounts of Arab Travelers to America After 9/11
One Americano with Mayonnaise, Please
One Hundred and Eighty Days in Yankeestan
Returning to California as a Tourist
Deconstructing America: 9/11 and Its Aftermath
Dusk in America
Would You Like to Hate America?
Cities of the Wind
Americanli
Why Do They Hate Us?
The Rise and Fall of the American Empire
Embrace Condoleezza Rice at Your Own Risk
Chicago
Saudis in America
The Egyptian Occupation of America
Appendix: Accounts of Arab Travelers to America Unlisted in Pan One: Sinbad in the New World
Index

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