Elias Khoury's The Journey of Little Gandhi

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dc.contributor.author Aghacy, Samira
dc.date.accessioned 2015-12-10T09:01:58Z
dc.date.available 2015-12-10T09:01:58Z
dc.date.copyright 1996
dc.date.issued 2015-12-10
dc.identifier.issn 0020-7438 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/2798
dc.description.abstract a1 Professor at the Lebanese American University, Beirut, Lebanon. Commenting on his novel Rixs1E25lat Gandhī al-xs1E62aghīr (The Journey of Little Gandhi), Elias Khoury has made two conflicting assertions. At a gathering held to discuss the book shortly after it was published, Khoury reaffirmed his political and ideological stance in relation to the war in Lebanon. While acknowledging that Gandhi, the protagonist, is a victim of violence and poverty, Khoury said that he regards war as a necessity, a passage to a higher and nobler aim: I am not one of those who preach against violence, nor do I claim that I am against the war. I have participated in the war, and I remain true to my original choice, and loyal to my comrades who died the death of martyrs. I refuse to go along with the popular “anti-war” fad. At the same time, I remain faithful to the truth and the goal for which we started the war: the creation of another more just and democratic society⃜ [U]nfortunately, we have not succeeded, but at least, it is our duty to tell the truth and… what actually happened. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title Elias Khoury's The Journey of Little Gandhi en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.version Published en_US
dc.title.subtitle Fiction and Ideology en_US
dc.author.school SAS en_US
dc.author.idnumber 198629510 en_US
dc.author.woa N/A en_US
dc.author.department English en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.relation.journal International Journal of Middle East Studies en_US
dc.journal.volume 28 en_US
dc.journal.issue 2 en_US
dc.article.pages 163-176 en_US
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S002074380006311X en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Aghacy, S. (1996). Elias Khoury's The Journey of Little Gandhi: Fiction and Ideology. International Journal of Middle East Studies, 28(02), 163-176. en_US
dc.author.email saghacy@lau.edu.lb
dc.identifier.url http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayAbstract?fromPage=online&aid=5200756&fileId=S002074380006311X

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