Anchor Book of Modern Arabic Fiction

ISBN-10: 1400079764

ISBN-13: 9781400079766

Edition: 2006

Authors: Denys Johnson-Davies

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This dazzling anthology features the work of seventy-nine outstanding writers from all over the Arab-speaking world, from Morocco in the west to Iraq in the east, Syria in the north to Sudan in the south. Edited by Denys Johnson-Davies, called by Edward Said "the leading Arabic-to-English translator of our time," this treasury of Arab voices is diverse in styles and concerns, but united by a common language. It spans the full history of modern Arabic literature, from its roots in western cultural influence at the end of the nineteenth century to the present-day flowering of Naguib Mahfouz's literary sons and daughters. Among the Egyptian writers who laid the foundation for the Arabic literary renaissance are the great Tawfik al-Hakim; the short story pioneer Mahmoud Teymour; and Yusuf Idris, who embraced Egypt's vibrant spoken vernacular. An excerpt from the Sudanese writer Tayeb Salih's novel "Season of Migration to the North," one of the Arab world's finest, appears alongside the Libyan writer Ibrahim al-Koni's tales of the Tuaregs of North Africa, the Iraqi writer Mohamed Khudayir's masterly story "Clocks Like Horses," and the work of such women writers as Lebanon's Hanan al-Shaykh and Morocco's Leila Abouzeid.
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List price: $17.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/17/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 512
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

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Ya Khabiir
Rhythms in Slow Time
The Discontented
Dreams Seen by a Blind Boy
from Dongola
The Doctor's Prescription
I Saw the Date-Palms
The Little Girl in Green
from Nile Sparrows
from The Yacoubian Building
from A Land of Stone and Thyme
from A Certain Woman
Dotty Noona
from The Golden Chariot
from The Tiller of Waters
Life by Installments
from Clamor of the Lake
Flower Crazy
from Dear Mr. Kawabata
from The Hostage
Apples of Paradise
from Gardens of the Night
from Zayni Barakat
Cairo Is a Small City
Have You Seen Alexandria Station?
At Last the Almond Blossomed
from Diary of a Country Prosecutor
from The Lamp of Umm Hashim
A Story from Prison
from The Net
from The Polymath
from A Man of Letters
The Old Man
from Zaat
from The Committee
from Sabriya: Damascus Bitter Sweet
House of Flesh
from City of Love and Ashes
The Dead Afternoon
from In Search of Walid Masoud
The Hill of Gypsies
The Slave Fort
from Men in the Sun
from Wild Thorns
from Rama and the Dragon
from A Sky So Close
from The Journey of Little Gandhi
Clocks Like Horses
from The Bleeding of the Stone
The Ill-Omened Golden Bird
The Conjurer Made Off with the Dish
from Arabian Nights and Days
from Palace Walk
The Pilot
Presence of the Absent Man
from Fragments of Memory
from Memory in the Flesh
from Endings
Your Uncle Was a Poet
I've Been Here Before
A House Not Her Own
from Prairies of Fever
Nights of Musk
Three Meaningless Tales
The Whistle
from Leaves of Narcissus
An Incident in the Ghobashi Household
She Has No Place in Paradise
from Woman at Point Zero
from Season of Migration to the North
from Bandarshah
The Cypriot Man
A Gypsy without a Haven
My Fellow Passenger
Distant Seas
The Clock
The Persian Carpet
from Beirut Blues
from The Tent
from Love in Exile
from The Long Way Back
A Summary of What Happened to Mohammed al-Mahmoudi
from Dunyazad
The Comedy of Death
The Dream
The Day Grandpa Came
from The Earthquake
from The Open Door
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