Download e-book for iPad: America in An Arab Mirror: Images of America in Arabic by K. Abdel-Malek, Mouna El Kahla

By K. Abdel-Malek, Mouna El Kahla

ISBN-10: 0312229631

ISBN-13: 9780312229634

ISBN-10: 0312299311

ISBN-13: 9780312299316

This unique anthology provides for the 1st time in English trip essays through Arabic writers who've visited the US within the moment half the century. The view of the US which emerges from those money owed is right now interesting and illuminating, yet by no means monolithic. The writers hail from a number of viewpoints, areas, and backgrounds, so their descriptions of the US otherwise interact and revise Arab pre-conceptions of usa citizens and the West. the rustic figures as every thing from the unchanging different, the very antithesis of the Arab self, to the seductive girl, to the opposite who's either praiseworthy and reprehensible.

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All this notwithstanding there is no one further than the American from appreciating the spirituality of religion and respect for its sacraments, and there is nothing farther from religion than the American’s thinking and his feelings and manners. You will find it difficult to differentiate between it and any other place. This is not only the feeling of the people, but it is also the feeling of the men of the church and its ministers. The Clubs of the Church and Their Attractions In most churches there are clubs that join the two sexes, and every minister attempts to attract to his church as many people as possible, especially since there is a tremendous competition between churches of different denominations.

The Americans’ Nerves I did not wish to comment on these statements at the time, for my concern was with knowing how they thought about the matter. 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.

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