The Modern Arabic Short Story: Shahrazad Returns

The Modern Arabic Short Story: Shahrazad Returns

by Mohammad Shaheen

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The Modern Arabic Short Story: Shahrazad Returns by Mohammad Shaheen

Far from being social, orthodox or merely anecdotal, modern Arabic fiction is in fact significant and radical in the world context of modern fiction, as this book shows. It includes an introduction to and critique of the short story as well as a selection of Arabic short stories, chosen and translated by the author.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781349077700
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 01/01/1989
Edition description: 1st ed. 1989
Pages: 158
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

Mohammed Shaheen is Professor of English and Chairman of the English Department, University of Jordan.

Table of Contents

Preface - Introduction - PART 1 A CRITICAL STUDY - The Situation of the Short Story - Sindbad: The Other Voyage - Shahrazad's Perspective - The Fallah's Long Journey - Conclusion - PART 2 A SELECTION OF TEXTS - The Death of Sindbad; M.Aflaq - Sindbad the Porter; N.Surur - Sindbad on his Eighth Voyage; K.Hawi - Abdullah Samsa in Waqwaq Island; Masannawi - The Sindbad from the Old Sorrows: Five Tales from the Arabian Nights; Qindil - Spring in the Ashes; Z.Tamir - The Blue Charm and the Return of Jubaynah; E.Habiby - Abu-Zaid al-Ghazzi, the School Teacher; - The Orphans' Cow; M.Shukair - Abu-Zaid Surrenders; S.Makkawi - Shatir Hassan and the Season of Drought; A.Haniyyah - The Beast; N.Khulusi - Vocabulary List - Bibliography - Index

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