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Shammas, Anton (1950–) By Irving, Sarah

DOI: 10.4324/9781135000356-REM1613-1
Published: 02/05/2017
Retrieved: 27 November 2022, from


Anton Shammas is a Palestinian poet, novelist, academic and translator. He is best known for his 1986 novel ערבסקות/Arabeskot [Arabesques], the first high-profile novel written by a Palestinian in the Hebrew language. Shammas' literary career—as a writer, translator, and scholar—has largely focused on themes of Palestinian and Israeli identity, and the relationship of such identities to language and translation.

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Irving, Sarah. "Shammas, Anton (1950–)." The Routledge Encyclopedia of Modernism. : Taylor and Francis, 2016. Date Accessed 27 Nov. 2022 doi:10.4324/9781135000356-REM1613-1

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