Breaking Knees

Breaking Knees

by ZAKARIA TAMER

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Overview

Wry, satirical, and bawdy, Zakaria Tamer's microfiction is always informed by his dark view of humanity and of Syrian society in particular. Through these mordant glimpses of corrupt, fearful lives under a violent dictatorship, it is possible to discern echoes of the storm that has brought Syria to near-disintegration.

Unsentimental and brilliantly compressed, these sixty-three stories are the work of a virtuoso.

Zakaria Tamer was born in 1931 in Damascus. A former journalist, he has written in a variety of forms, but the genre for which he is best known is al-qissa al-qasira jjiddan, the very short story.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781902932453
Publisher: Garnet Publishing
Publication date: 10/10/2017
Edition description: Second Edition
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author


Zakaria Tamer was born in 1931 in Damascus. He left school at thirteen to help support his family, and subsequently educated himself. He has written in a variety of forms, from satirical newspaper columns to children’s books, but the genre for which he is best known is al-qissa al-qasira jjiddan, the very short story. A former editor of al-Ma’rifa, a magazine published by the culture ministry, he was fired in 1980 for publishing pro-freedom content. He exiled himself from Syria and immigrated to the UK, where he lives today.

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