Arabic Short Stories

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Denys Johnson-Davies, Roger M. A. Allen
University of California Press, 1994 - Fiction - 173 pages
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An alleyway of Tangier as seen through the eyes of a prostitute, the price paid by a sophisticated Cairene philanderer for his infatuation with a young bedouin girl, the callous treatment a young wife receives from the man to whom she has been married. These are some of the themes of the twenty-four stories in this volume, each by a different author and rendered into English by one of the finest translators of Arabic fiction. Among the authors represented are Edward El-Kharrat, Bahaa Taher, Alifa Rifaat, and Ghassan Kanafani. Through the eyes of insiders, these stories show us the intimate texture of life throughout the diverse countries and cultures of the Arabic world.
 

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Contents

The Chair Carrier by Yusuf Idris
1
My Brother by Mohamed ElBisatie
13
At a Womans House by Mohammed Ahmed Abdul Wali
22
Advice from a Sensible Young Man by Bahaa Taher
40
Glimpses from the Life of Maugoud Abdul Maugoud
46
Another Evening at the Club by Alifa Rifaat
68
The Cypriot Man by Tayeb Salih
75
The Drumming Sands by Ibrahim AlKouni
84
The Persian Carpet by Hanan Shaykh
106
Birds Footsteps in the Sand by Edward ElKharrat
116
Life by Instalments by Mohammed Barrada
128
Dreams Seen by a Blind Boy by Yusuf Abu Rayya
135
Flower Crazy by Mohammed Chukri
143
The Old Man by Gamil Alia Ibrahim
149
Small Sun by Zakaria Tamer
158
The Slave Fort by Ghassan Kanafani
164

Cairo is a Small City by Nabil Gorgy
99

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About the author (1994)

Denys Johnson-Davies has lived much of his life in the Middle East and has published fifteen volumes of modern Arabic literature. He lives in Cairo, Abu Dhabi, and Spain. Roger Allen is Professor of Arabic Literature at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the author of The Arabic Novel (1994) and Modern Arabic Literature (1987).

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