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Mongrels or Marvels: The Levantine Writings of Jacqueline Shohet Kahanoff

Deborah A. Starr and Sasson Somekh


The writings of Jacqueline Shohet Kahanoff (1917–1979) offer a refreshing reassessment of Arab–Jewish relations in the Middle East. A member of the bourgeois Jewish community in Cairo, Kahanoff grew up in a time of coexistence, and spent the years of World War II in New York City, where she launched her writing career with publications in prominent American journals. She later settled in Israel, where she became a noted cultural and literary critic. This book offers Kahanoff's most influential and engaging writings, selected from chapters and works of fiction that anticipate contemporary conce ... More

Keywords: Jacqueline Shohet Kahanoff, Arab–Jewish relations, Middle East, Egyptian society, New York City, cultural integration, immigrant societies, Levantinism, multicultural society, identity politics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780804769532
Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013 DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804769532.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Deborah A. Starr, editor

Sasson Somekh, editor