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America in an Arab mirror : images of America in Arabic travel literature : an anthology, 1895-1995 /
edited by Kamal Abdel-Malek.
1st ed.
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2000.
xiii, 152 p. ; 22 cm.
0312229631 (cloth)
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New York : St. Martin's Press, 2000.
0312229631 (cloth)
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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"An instructive collection in a globalizing world."--Booklist
"An instructive collection in a globalizing world." --Booklist
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Boston Book Review, October 2000
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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.
Table of Contents
Preface and Acknowledgmentsp. ix
List of Accounts of Arab Travelers to America According to Their Date of Publication (1895-1995)p. xi
America in the Eyes of a Nineteenth-Century Arab
A Stranger in the West: The Trip of Mikhail Asad Rustum to America, 1885-1894 (1895)p. 3
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 (1951)p. 9
A Love Tour (1972)p. 29
An American Immigrant (1979)p. 31
New York 80 (1980?)p. 37
America: The Jeans and the Switchblade (1989)p. 43
America for Sale (1991)p. 45
America: the Dream and the Reality, the American as an Example to Emulate
America in the Eyes of an Easterner, Or Eight Years in the United States (1924)p. 49
The World in America (1926)p. 55
The Trip to America (1930)p. 59
The Flying Sphinx [in America] (1946?)p. 61
America Under the Microscope (1954)p. 63
My Days in America (1955)p. 67
The Land of Magic (1962)p. 81
America: Paradise and Hellfire (1982)p. 87
The Washington Memoirs (1986)p. 91
America (Top Secret) (1987)p. 93
Embers and Ashes: Memoirs of an Arab Intellectual (1988)p. 97
America in the Eyes of Arab Women Travelers
America and I (1962?)p. 105
An Egyptian Girl in America (1983)p. 111
The Trip: The Days of an Egyptian Female Student in America (1987)p. 117
America's Other Face (1991)p. 121
America the Way It Is (1995)p. 123
Satirical Views of America
Cheerful America of the Past: Journal of a Penniless Student in the United States (1989)p. 129
America, You Cheeky Devil (1990)p. 135
My Story with Eva [Ivana Trump] (1993)p. 143
"The Sabeel in America," (1999)p. 147
Indexp. 151
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