By K. Abdel-Malek, Mouna El Kahla
This exceptional anthology provides for the 1st time in English commute essays by means of Arabic writers who've visited the US within the moment half the century. The view of the United States which emerges from those debts is instantly interesting and illuminating, yet by no means monolithic. The writers hail from various viewpoints, areas, and backgrounds, so their descriptions of the US in a different way have interaction and revise Arab pre-conceptions of american citizens and the West. the rustic figures as every little thing from the unchanging different, the very antithesis of the Arab self, to the seductive lady, to the opposite who's either praiseworthy and reprehensible.
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As she was lying beside me, naked, several times she wiped her face with the back of her hand. She lit a cigarette and puffed at it maybe three times, biting 30 America in an Arab Mirror her lips once or twice. She whispered in my ears some inaudible words. When she saw blood oozing from her nails, she got up and went to the bathroom. ” Liza must have had a lot to drink tonight. She was drunk, definitely. She was also tense. ” she asked. I hugged her. ” I kissed her. Her lips tasted a bit salty but they were full of desire and much tension.
Translated by Kamal Abdel-Malek 7. America for Sale (1991) MAHMUD IMARA is an Egyptian-American, born in 1952, who immigrated first to France in 1974, then to the United States in the 1987 where he settled in Florida. He studied law at Cairo University and economics at the Sorbonne. His book, America for Sale, has on its cover a picture of an American cowboy with the typical hat, bandana, boots, and a cigarette dangling from his mouth. Some of the topics covered in America for Sale are: New York as the city of freedom and vagabondage, American television, the Kennedys, American farms, the bitterness of exile, and Disneyworld.
But there is nothing in America that indicates relaxed nerves, despite every easy means of life, and all its guaranteed assurances, and every ease and means of expending extra energy. The Americans Are Free of Humanity Some of them call this freedom from hypocrisy and facing the truth, but there is a fundamental difference between freedom from hypocrisy and freedom from the components of humanity that separate man from animals. Humanity in its long history was not unaware that sexual desires are normal and true, but it, consciously or unconsciously, struggled to control them, escaping its slavery and distancing themselves from its primitive levels.
America in an Arab Mirror: Images of America in Arabic Travel Literature: An Anthology 1895–1995 by K. Abdel-Malek, Mouna El Kahla