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By Elias Khoury

Why did he go back to Beirut?

Why did Karim depart his spouse and kids and the lifestyles he had in-built France to come back to a native land nonetheless reeling from war?

It was once to not resolution his brother Naseem's name and lift a clinic out the ashes; it used to be to not pursue prior sweethearts and father the son his spouse by no means gave him.

It used to be to discover a guy, or the ghost of a guy, a guy identified basically as Sinalcol, mythical hero of the civil conflict, and a damaged replicate of himself.

In Beirut Karim will confront the destiny of outdated comrades, the reality approximately his father's loss of life and a brother who's all yet a dual in visual appeal yet stocks not anything of his soul.

And he'll research that peace is barely ever fleeting in a warfare forever.

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21 However, love in L'Opoponax does not only produce emotions such as those expressed in the passage cited above. Its "slow torment" also arouses violent feelings, foremost among them that of jealousy. This is the case when Catherine Legrand sees Valerie Borge engaged in a sensual exchange with Anne Marie Brunet (O, 227). The result is not love poetry but the creation of the opoponax. " Also, it is the creation of Catherine Legrand. Note that she initially attempts to draw the opoponax. When she fails in doing so, she decides to replace the visual image with words (O, 179).

The fact that these appear alternately as "Valerie Borge Catherine Legrand" or "Catherine Legrand Valerie Borge" suggests their position as equals in this relationship and not as subject and objecta subtle but efficacious way of indicating a renversement of the traditional situation, and one that is developed in much more complex fashion in Le Corps lesbien. The sequence itself is entirely orchestrated by Baudelaire's "L'Invitation au voyage," a well-known love poem and thus a fitting accompaniment to the actions of the two lovers.

Paris: Editions de Minuit, 1964. " Feminist Issues 4, no. 4 (1984), 4549. V: Virgile, non. Paris: Editions de Minuit, 1985. Page 3 Prologue "Tout Geste Est Renversement" (Les Guérillères) Renversement, in all its multiplicity of meaningsupheaval, overthrow, reversal, and subversioncan be considered the key to Monique Wittig's writing. From the very start, Wittig's use of this concept has spelled the annihilation of existing literary canons and the creation of highly innovative constructs. Renversement is already evident in her first work, L'Opoponax, published in 1964 during the heyday of the "new novel" in France and during that period's impact on writers from many other countries.

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