Arabic Short Stories 1945-1965
American University in Cairo Press, 1968 - Fiction - 407 pages
A collection of stories by some writers already known in translation to Western reader--Tewfik el Hakim, Naguib Mahfouz, Youssef Idris--and others less well known outside the Arab world, this book offers a sampling of a literary form which showed a particularly interesting and vigorous development during the two decades after the Second World War.
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Foreword by H E Dr Sarwat Okasha UAR Minister of Culture II
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