Under the Naked Sky Short Stories from the Arab World

ISBN-10: 9774247809

ISBN-13: 9789774247804

Edition: 2nd 2003

Authors: Denys Johnson-Davies

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Drawing on an intimate knowledge of modern Arabic writing, Denys Johnson-Davies brings together in this collection a colorful mosaic of life as lived and portrayed by Arabs from Morocco to Iraq. From a diverse area of the world with the common factor of a written language, these thirty stories tell of an old Moroccan peasant woman who kills snakes; an Iraqi soldier who returns home as a stranger after years as a prisoner-of-war; a repairer of lost virginities in a Tunisian village; a typically Mahfouzian start to a train journey; the steamy meeting of two women and a cat at the height of an Iraqi summer; the ill-fated attraction of a boy to a magical bird in the Tuareg deserts of Libya; and a novel way of hunting ducks in the Nile Delta. The purveyors of this strange and delightful cornucopia of fictions include Naguib Mahfouz, Yusuf Idris, Gamal al-Ghitani, and Mohamed El-Bisatie from Egypt; Fuad al-Takarli and Mohamed Khudayyir from Iraq; Zakaria Tamer from Syria; Hanan al-Shaykh from Lebanon; and Ibrahim al-Kouni from Libya.
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Book details

List price: $16.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: American University in Cairo Press
Publication date: 10/1/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 252
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.704
Language: English

Introduction
The Pilot
It's Not Fair
The Ill-Omened Golden Bird
Traveler with Hand Luggage
Death of a Dagger
Have You Seen Alexandria Station?
Women in Fear
An Invitation
The Dog
A Dash of Light
The Cloud
The Clock
Fear
Out in the Open
The Sound of Singing
The Charge
The Apples of Paradise
Corncobs
Snake Hunting
The Money Order
To the Night's Shelter
The Man Shouldn't Know of This
The Day Grandpa Came
My Fellow Passenger
The Women's Room
It Happened Secretly
Whiteness of Silver
The Return of the Prisoner
A Boat on the Water
Presence of the Absent Man
About the Authors
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