There's a consciousness of the wider Arab world in Khoury and his work, but he's not a pan-Arabist per se.
Bookshelves are filled with endless—mostly nameless—heroes but very few that become part of the American consciousness.
And while the creator may pass away, the hero lives on in the consciousness of fans and readers.
consciousness con·scious·ness (kŏn'shəs-nĭs)
The state or condition of being conscious.
A sense of one's personal or collective identity, especially the complex of attitudes, beliefs, and sensitivities held by or considered characteristic of an individual or a group.
In psychoanalysis, the conscious.