Modern Arabic Short Stories: A Bilingual Reader [NOOK Book]

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The stories collected here are by leading authors of the short story form in the Middle East today. In addition to works by writers already wellknown in the West, such as Idwar al-Kharrat, Fu’ad al-Takarli and Nobel Prize winner Najib Mahfuz, the collection includes stories by key authors whose fame has hitherto been restricted to the Middle East. This bilingual reader is ideal for students of Arabic as well as lovers of literature who wish to broaden their appreciation of the work of Middle Eastern writers. The ...
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Modern Arabic Short Stories: A Bilingual Reader

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Overview

The stories collected here are by leading authors of the short story form in the Middle East today. In addition to works by writers already wellknown in the West, such as Idwar al-Kharrat, Fu’ad al-Takarli and Nobel Prize winner Najib Mahfuz, the collection includes stories by key authors whose fame has hitherto been restricted to the Middle East. This bilingual reader is ideal for students of Arabic as well as lovers of literature who wish to broaden their appreciation of the work of Middle Eastern writers. The collection features stories in the original Arabic, accompanied by an English translation and a brief author biography, as well as a discussion of context and background. Each story is followed by a glossary and discussion of problematic language points. 'Recommended' CHOICE
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780863568862
  • Publisher: Saqi
  • Publication date: 2/13/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 296
  • File size: 26 MB
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Meet the Author


Ronak Husni teaches Arabic language, literature and translation at the University of Durham. She obtained a BA in Arabic Language and Literature from the University of Mosul, Iraq, and a PhD from the University of St Andrew's, Scotland. Daniel L. Newman is Head of the Arabic Department at the University of Durham and Course Director of the MA in Arabic/English Translation. He holds a PhD in Arabic Literature and Language from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.
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Table of Contents

Introduction 7

Note on Transliteration 11

Abbreviations 12

The Tale of the Lamp 'Izz al-Din al-Madani al-Madani, 'Izz al-Din 15

A Lonely Woman Zakariyya Tamir Tamir, Zakariyya 43

The Sacred Tree Muhammad al-Zafzaf al-Zafzaf, Muhammad 58

Excerpt from The Book of The Dead Ibrahim al-Faqih al-Faqih, Ibrahim 72

Qismati and Nasibi Najib Mahfuz Mahfuz, Najib 107

Yasmine's Picture Hanan al-Shaykh al-Shaykh, Hanan 147

The Night and the Sea Muhammad Shukri Shukri, Muhammad 164

At the Theatre Idwar al-Kharrat al-Kharrat, Idwar 180

Ancestral Hair Salwa Bakr Bakr, Salwa 200

A Hidden Treasure Fu'ad al-Takarli al-Takarli, Fu'ad 222

Night of Torment Layla al-'Uthman al-'Uthman, Layla 248

A Tray from Heaven Yusuf Idris Idris, Yusuf 267

Bibliography 295

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