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

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From the renown translator of Arabic works into English, a diverse collection of voices from throughout the Arab World

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:
9789774246043
Subtitle:
Short Stories from the Arab World
Selected:
Johnson-Davies, Denys
Translator:
Johnson-Davies, Denys
Selected by:
Johnson-Davies, Denys
Selected:
Johnson-Davies, Denys
Author:
Johnson-Davies, Denys
Translator:
Johnson-Davies, Denys
Publisher:
The American University in Cairo Press
Location:
Cairo
Subject:
Short Stories (Anthologies)
Subject:
African
Subject:
Arabic fiction
Subject:
Short stories, arabic
Subject:
General Fiction
Copyright:
Series:
Modern Arabic Writing
Series Volume:
no. 01-09-042
Publication Date:
20010401
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
9.32x6.30x.94 in. 1.36 lbs.

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Product details 224 pages American University in Cairo Press - English 9789774246043 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.
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