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.
Modern Arabic Short Stories: A Bilingual Readerby Ronak Husni, Daniel L. Newman
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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 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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