Summer Reading B2G1 Free
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Visit our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    Lists | Today, 9:37am

    Edward Carey: IMG 10 Best Books by Writer-Illustrators



    As a child who loved books I was fascinated by the illustrations just as much as the text. The same is true for me today, and I'm happy to be among... Continue »
    1. $11.89 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

      Foulsham (Iremonger Series #2)

      Edward Carey 9781468309546

    spacer

On Order

$16.25
New Trade Paper
Currently out of stock.
Add to Wishlist
available for shipping or prepaid pickup only
Qty Store Section
- Local Warehouse Literature- A to Z

This title in other editions

Under the Naked Sky: Short Stories from the Arab World (Modern Arabic Writing)

by

Under the Naked Sky: Short Stories from the Arab World (Modern Arabic Writing) Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Short stories from some of Egypt's greatest writers

Synopsis:

Drawing on an intimate knowledge of modern Arabic writing, Denys Johnson-Davies brings together in this collection a colorful mosaic of life as lived and portrayed by Arabs from Morocco to Iraq. From a diverse area of the world with the common factor of a written language, these thirty stories tell of an old Moroccan peasant woman who kills snakes; an Iraqi soldier who returns home as a stranger after years as a prisoner-of-war; a repairer of lost virginities in a Tunisian village; a typically Mahfouzian start to a train journey; the steamy meeting of two women and a cat at the height of an Iraqi summer; the ill-fated attraction of a boy to a magical bird in the Tuareg deserts of Libya; and a novel way of hunting ducks in the Nile Delta. The purveyors of this strange and delightful cornucopia of fictions include Naguib Mahfouz, Yusuf Idris, Gamal al-Ghitani, and Mohamed El-Bisatie from Egypt; Fuad al-Takarli and Mohamed Khudayyir from Iraq; Zakaria Tamer from Syria; Hanan al-Shaykh from Lebanon; and Ibrahim al-Kouni from Libya.

Product Details

ISBN:
9789774247804
Selected:
Johnson-Davies, Denys
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
Selected by:
Johnson-Davies, Denys
Selected:
Johnson-Davies, Denys
Author:
Johnson-Davies, Denys
Subject:
General
Subject:
Arabic fiction
Subject:
Short stories, arabic
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Series:
Modern Arabic Writing
Publication Date:
20041031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
252
Dimensions:
4.9 x 7.8 x 0.7 in 0.7 lb

Other books you might like

  1. Night and Horses and the Desert: An... Used Trade Paper $9.00

Related Subjects

» Fiction and Poetry » Anthologies » African Literature
» Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z
» Health and Self-Help » Health and Medicine » Nursing
» Humanities » Literary Criticism » General
» Science and Mathematics » Environmental Studies » General

Under the Naked Sky: Short Stories from the Arab World (Modern Arabic Writing) New Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$16.25 Backorder
Product details 252 pages American University in Cairo Press - English 9789774247804 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Drawing on an intimate knowledge of modern Arabic writing, Denys Johnson-Davies brings together in this collection a colorful mosaic of life as lived and portrayed by Arabs from Morocco to Iraq. From a diverse area of the world with the common factor of a written language, these thirty stories tell of an old Moroccan peasant woman who kills snakes; an Iraqi soldier who returns home as a stranger after years as a prisoner-of-war; a repairer of lost virginities in a Tunisian village; a typically Mahfouzian start to a train journey; the steamy meeting of two women and a cat at the height of an Iraqi summer; the ill-fated attraction of a boy to a magical bird in the Tuareg deserts of Libya; and a novel way of hunting ducks in the Nile Delta. The purveyors of this strange and delightful cornucopia of fictions include Naguib Mahfouz, Yusuf Idris, Gamal al-Ghitani, and Mohamed El-Bisatie from Egypt; Fuad al-Takarli and Mohamed Khudayyir from Iraq; Zakaria Tamer from Syria; Hanan al-Shaykh from Lebanon; and Ibrahim al-Kouni from Libya.
spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

     
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.