Tales from Dayrut: Short Stories

Tales from Dayrut: Short Stories

by Mohamed Mustagab


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789774167072
Publisher: American University in Cairo Press, The
Publication date: 09/15/2015
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 214
Product dimensions: 4.60(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Mohamed Mustagab (1938–2006), born in the Upper Egyptian town of Dayrut, was general director of the Academy of the Arabic Language in Cairo, and wrote prolifically in the latter half of the twentieth century, receiving numerous prizes. From the Secret Life of Numan Abdel Hafez was chosen as one of the top hundred novels from the Arab world in the last century.

Humphrey Davies is the translator of a number of Arabic novels, including The Yacoubian Building by Alaa Al Aswany (AUC Press, 2004). He has twice been awarded the Saif Ghobash–Banipal Prize for Arabic Literary Translation.

Table of Contents

Dayrut al-Sharif

Hulagu 3

The Battle of the Camel 10

The Acacia Dog 14

Assassination 19

Bughayli Bridge 24

Operation Kidnap Amira 35

The Offering 40

Sunflowers 60

Horsemen Adore Perfumes 73

A Woman 78

The Edge of the Day 83

Naked He Went His Way 89

One Way Only 93

The J-B-Rs 102

The Secret History of Nu 'man Abd al-Hafiz

On His Birthplace and Lineage 117

On His Childhood and Youth 128

On Perdition 136

For the Majestic, and Also Beautiful, Lady! 145

An Intermediate Chapter 154

On the Empty Tomb 161

On the Circumcision 169

On How the Circumcision Was Completed 177

On the Days of Might 184

On the Preparations for the Wedding 190

On the Wedding! 198

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