chapter  5
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The Israeli-Palestinian Confl ict in France: A Confl ict in Search of Novelistic Representations


Curiously, though the Israeli-Palestinian confl ict is above-the-fold news in French media and serves as a frequent debate topic among the French public, this issue is less commonly found in French-(language) novelistic production. It’s as if this infl ammatory and ever-current event has had the paradoxical result of paralyzing of the literary imaginary, or as if the evergrowing number of history books, essays, documentaries and contradictory debates surrounding the topic have in some way dried up the wellspring from which the production of fi ction and novels is drawn.