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Landscapes of War: From Sarajevo to Chechyna (English)

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Author: Juan Goytisolo
Language: English
Length: 220 pages
Publisher: City Lights Publishers
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Landscapes of War: From Sarajevo to Chechnya is an incisive examination of the tensions that exist between the West and Islamic societies of Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East. These essays, originating in Goytisolo?s travels in the late 1990s, provide rich historical analysis and moving first-person reportage of life in four explosive war-zones: Sarajevo, Algeria, the West Bank and Gaza, and Chechnya. From the 17th century to the Gulf War, the West has regarded Islam as the enemy on the doorstep, and this book elucidates how relations between Islam and the West continue to be shaped in a climate of ideological, political, and cultural confrontation.

Goytisolo examines the fratricidal frenzy in Algeria and the war waged by French police against North African migrants in France, and he describes a besieged Sarajevo transformed into a concentration camp surrounded by barbed wire. He contemplates the despair and poverty of Palestinian youth living in the Occupied Territories and details the brutality of the Russian war in the Caucasus. Whether reporting on the fate of the Bosnians after the break up of the former Yugoslavia or analyzing the growing appeal of fundamentalisms ? Islamic, Jewish, and Russian Orthodox ? Goytisolo displays the same blend of intelligence, vision, and warm fellow-feeling that has made him one the most imposing literary figures of our time.

Many of these succinct and eloquent essays first appeared in Spain?s leading newspaper El Pais, and English translations were published in the Times Literary Supplement (London).

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Specifications of Landscapes of War: From Sarajevo to Chechyna (English) (Paperback)

Book Details
Publisher City Lights Publishers
ISBN-10 0872863735
Edition Translated By Peters Bush
Number of Pages 220 Pages
Publication Year 2001
Language English
ISBN-13 9780872863736
Binding Paperback
Dimensions
Weight 249 g
Height 0.51 inch
Width 5.01 inch
Contributors
Introduction By Tariq Ali
Author Juan Goytisolo

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