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. So it is as if I see the ranks and the masses when I reach the limit of my vision; 46. As if the delegations, struck by the sun's rays, weary of standing behind the crowd, kept back; 47. As if the songstresses amid the pavilions wavered between maroon and dark red; 48. As if the encounter were the

In: Journal of Arabic Literature

marooned in the desert. But unlike the peasants they are not portrayed from within; the task of presenting the world from the viewpoint of a nomad was not one which Kanafani wished to undertake. Although the beduin are seldom more than background figures, the element in which they exist, the desert, has

In: Journal of Arabic Literature

prescribes his deluded tragic consciousness. Monad-like, his self remains marooned in his dream and his nostalgia. The virgin has a rival metaphysics which destabilizes the unicorn's abso- lutist grammar; while the unicorn gives a priori value to asexuality, she gives a priori value to desire, and she

In: Journal of Arabic Literature