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Modern Arabic short stories : a bilingual reader / [edited by] Ronak Husni & Daniel L. Newman.

Contributor(s): Husni, Ronak [editor.] | Newman, Daniel L [editor.]Material type: TextTextLanguage: English, Arabic Original language: Arabic Publisher: London : Saqi, c2008Description: 1 online resource (296 pages)Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 0863568866; 9780863568862Subject(s): Short stories, Arabic | Short stories, Arabic -- Translations into English | Short stories, ArabicGenre/Form: Translations. | Short stories.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Modern Arabic short stories.DDC classification: 892.730108 LOC classification: PJ7694.E8 | M53 2008Other classification: EN 2730 | EN 2810 Online resources: Access limited to 1 concurrent user.
Contents:
The tale of the lamp / ‘Izz al-Dīn al-Madanī -- A lonely woman / Zakariyyā Tāmir -- The sacred tree / Muḥammad al-Zafzāf -- Excerpt from The book of the dead / Ibrāhīm al-Faqīh -- Qismati and Nasibi / Najīb Maḥfūẓ -- Yasmine's picture / Ḥanān al-Shaykh -- The night and the sea / Muḥammad Shukrī -- At the theatre / Idwār al-Kharrāṭ -- Ancestral hair / Salwā Bakr -- A hidden treasure / Fu’ād al-Takarlī -- Night of torment / Laylā al-‘Uthmān -- A tray from Heaven / Yūsuf Idrīs.
Summary: This volume contains a collection of twelve stories by contemporary masters from Morocco to Iraq. In addition to works by writers already well-known in the West such as Idwar al-Kharrat, Fuad al-Takarli and Nobel Prize-winning Naguib Mahfouz, key authors whose fame has hitherto been restricted to the Middle East are also included. The collection features stories in both English and Arabic, prefaced by a brief author biography plus notes on context and background. Each story is followed by a glossary and discussion of problematic language points.Review: "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 well known 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."--Jacket.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 295-296).

The tale of the lamp / ‘Izz al-Dīn al-Madanī -- A lonely woman / Zakariyyā Tāmir -- The sacred tree / Muḥammad al-Zafzāf -- Excerpt from The book of the dead / Ibrāhīm al-Faqīh -- Qismati and Nasibi / Najīb Maḥfūẓ -- Yasmine's picture / Ḥanān al-Shaykh -- The night and the sea / Muḥammad Shukrī -- At the theatre / Idwār al-Kharrāṭ -- Ancestral hair / Salwā Bakr -- A hidden treasure / Fu’ād al-Takarlī -- Night of torment / Laylā al-‘Uthmān -- A tray from Heaven / Yūsuf Idrīs.

This volume contains a collection of twelve stories by contemporary masters from Morocco to Iraq. In addition to works by writers already well-known in the West such as Idwar al-Kharrat, Fuad al-Takarli and Nobel Prize-winning Naguib Mahfouz, key authors whose fame has hitherto been restricted to the Middle East are also included. The collection features stories in both English and Arabic, prefaced by a brief author biography plus notes on context and background. Each story is followed by a glossary and discussion of problematic language points.

"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 well known 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."--Jacket.

Text in English and Arabic.

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