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The Excised [a novel]

Evelyne Accad, translated by David Bruner
ISBN: 978-0-89410-799-3
1994/89 pages


Dealing with sexual mutilation, Accad’s lyrical, tragic novel shows woman as prisoner, victim, and target of man’s age-old preoccupation with domination by and fear of women. Set in exploding, agonized Lebanon, the work is Islamic, Christian, modern, and antique in scope. First published in French in 1982.

This new paperback edition includes a preface by the author.


Evelyne Accad, a teacher and scholar of Lebanese origin, is professor of French, comparative literature, African studies, women’s studies, and Middle East studies at the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana. David K. Bruner is professor emeritus at Iowa State University.