The Lebanese Post-Civil War Novel

Memory, Trauma, and Capital

  • Authors
  • Felix Lang

Part of the Palgrave Studies in Cultural Heritage and Conflict book series (PSCHC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Introduction

    1. Felix Lang
      Pages 1-12
  3. The Lebanese Literary Field

  4. “We’re All in the Dark”—The First Generation of (Post)War Authors

  5. Ghosts in the Archive—The Second Generation of Postwar Authors

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 215-263

About this book


After the Lebanese Civil War, many Lebanese novelists committed themselves to building a "memory for the future." What resulted was a vital contribution to the legacy of contemporary Arabic literature. Through interviews, literary analysis, and the lens of trauma studies, Lang sheds light on what it means to remember through post-war literature.


novel post-war literature Tradition Lebanon memory studies trauma studies Lebanese novel

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