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Nationalism, the Nation and its Narration in the Literatures of ‘Israel-Palestine’ Anna Bernard, Rhetorics of Belonging: Nation, Narration, and Israel/Palestine (Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2013). viii + 205pp. Hardback. ISBN: 9781846319433

Nationalism, the Nation and its Narration in the Literatures of ‘Israel-Palestine’ Anna Bernard,... 13.2 (2014): 229­241 Edinburgh University Press * DOI: 10.3366/hls.2014.0092 © www.euppublishing.com/hls REVIEW ARTICLE NATIONALISM, THE NATION AND ITS NARRATION IN THE L ITERATURES OF `I SRAEL /PALESTINE ' Professor Bart Moore-Gilbert* Professor of Postcolonial Studies and English Department of English and Comparative Literature Goldsmiths, University of London, New Cross, London, SE14 6NW, UK B.Moore-Gilbert@gold.ac.uk Anna Bernard, Rhetorics of Belonging: Nation, Narration, and Israel/Palestine (Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2013). viii + 205pp. Hardback. ISBN: 9781846319433 A decade on from the death of its presiding genius, Edward Said, Postcolonial Cultural Studies in the West is belatedly beginning to respond to his exhortations to engage with `Palestine/Israel' in a substantive manner. Following a somewhat scatter-gun pattern of articles and book chapters over the last decade or so, Anna Bernard's is the second monograph addressed to this topic to emerge from the sub-field in the last two years ­ following Anna Ball's impressive Palestinian Literature and Film in Postcolonial Feminist Perspective.1 Despite certain commonalities with Ball, Bernard sets herself a somewhat contrasting set of objectives. The most obvious difference is her consideration of Palestinian and Israeli literature side-by-side as comparable examples of the will to `narrate the nation'. More specifically, taking her http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Holy Land Studies Edinburgh University Press

Nationalism, the Nation and its Narration in the Literatures of ‘Israel-Palestine’ Anna Bernard, Rhetorics of Belonging: Nation, Narration, and Israel/Palestine (Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2013). viii + 205pp. Hardback. ISBN: 9781846319433

Holy Land Studies , Volume 13 (2): 229 – Nov 1, 2014

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13.2 (2014): 229­241 Edinburgh University Press * DOI: 10.3366/hls.2014.0092 © www.euppublishing.com/hls REVIEW ARTICLE NATIONALISM, THE NATION AND ITS NARRATION IN THE L ITERATURES OF `I SRAEL /PALESTINE ' Professor Bart Moore-Gilbert* Professor of Postcolonial Studies and English Department of English and Comparative Literature Goldsmiths, University of London, New Cross, London, SE14 6NW, UK B.Moore-Gilbert@gold.ac.uk Anna Bernard, Rhetorics of Belonging: Nation, Narration, and Israel/Palestine (Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2013). viii + 205pp. Hardback. ISBN: 9781846319433 A decade on from the death of its presiding genius, Edward Said, Postcolonial Cultural Studies in the West is belatedly beginning to respond to his exhortations to engage with `Palestine/Israel' in a substantive manner. Following a somewhat scatter-gun pattern of articles and book chapters over the last decade or so, Anna Bernard's is the second monograph addressed to this topic to emerge from the sub-field in the last two years ­ following Anna Ball's impressive Palestinian Literature and Film in Postcolonial Feminist Perspective.1 Despite certain commonalities with Ball, Bernard sets herself a somewhat contrasting set of objectives. The most obvious difference is her consideration of Palestinian and Israeli literature side-by-side as comparable examples of the will to `narrate the nation'. More specifically, taking her

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