על אימת השיבה הביתה: עיון ב'ויהי בוקר' לסייד קשוע

Translated title of the contribution: The horror of the Homecoming: Reading of ‘Let it be Morning’ by Sayed Kashua

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Abstract

‘Let it be Morning’ by Sayed Kashua, describes an apocalyptic reality and reflects the existential anxiety of Israeli Arabs about being expelled from the Israeli space.The article discusses the novel using two concepts: the Uncanny by Freud and the Abject by Kristeva. These terms are connected through a sense of a threat to identity, meaning and order. Kashua is known for his journalistic writing,and direct report of the harsh situation of Arabs in Israel. In the paper, I present two layers of meaning: the local-political layer that is presented in journalistic style, and the universal primordial layer that is revealed as the normative order collapses. This collapse leads to an onslaught of the Abject – when everything that was removed from the body or expelled from it with disgust now floods the village and threatens its residents. Besides the description of the actual secretion,in direct language, the Abject is a metaphor for the village itself as a repulsive body that is expelled from the Israeli borders. This is the horror of the double homecoming: the return of the narrator to the village of his birth, and the return of the Arab village itself to the bosom of Palestinian sovereignty
Translated title of the contributionThe horror of the Homecoming: Reading of ‘Let it be Morning’ by Sayed Kashua
Original languageHebrew
Pages (from-to)305-329
Number of pages25
Journalמחקרי ירושלים בספרות עברית
Volumeלג
StatePublished - 2024

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