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Book: Be Like Adam's Son

Chapter: 3. The Iran-Iraq War in Iraqi Novels: Oblivion and Disappearance

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.44451

Blurb:

This chapter analyses how writing about the Iran-Iraq war in Iraqi novels changed in three specific moments of Iraqi history: literature as a justification of war during the conflict (1980-1988); increasing attention for the rear of the war in the period 1988-2003; and a more expanded criticism of the Ba╩┐th after 2003.

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