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Essential Yusuf Idris Masterpieces of the Egyptian Short Story

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ISBN-10: 9774162420

ISBN-13: 9789774162428

Edition: N/A

Authors: Denys Johnson-Davies, Yusuf Idris

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Book details

List price: $24.95
Publisher: American University in Cairo Press
Publication date: 7/1/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 244
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

Idris was born in an Egyptian village, practiced medicine for a while, was imprisoned several times for political activism during the 1950s, and then devoted himself entirely to writing. Although recently he has been writing for the stage, he is regarded as Egypt's foremost craftsman in the short story. In his psychologically penetrating tales, death and forbidden erotic love are handled in a poetic, almost surrealistic style.