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Homecoming Sixty Years of Egyptian Short Stories

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ISBN-10: 977416654X

ISBN-13: 9789774166549

Edition: 2014

Authors: Denys Johnson-Davies

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Short story writing in Egypt was still in its infancy when Denys Johnson-Davies, described by Edward Said as "the leading Arabic-English translator of our time," arrived in Cairo as a young man in the 1940s. Nevertheless, he was immediately impressed by such writing talents of the time as Mahmoud Teymour, Yahya Hakki, Yusuf Gohar, and the future Nobel literature laureate Naguib Mahfouz, and he set about translating their works for local English-language periodicals of the time.He continued to translate over the decades, and sixty years later he brings together this remarkable overview of the work of several generations of Egypt's leading short story writers. This selection of some fifty…    
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Book details

List price: $18.95
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: American University in Cairo Press
Publication date: 8/15/2014
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 372
Size: 9.00" wide x 5.90" long x 0.90" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English