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Monarch of the Square: An Anthology of Muhammad Zafzaf's Short Stories

Monarch of the Square: An Anthology of Muhammad Zafzaf's Short Stories (Paperback)

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A master of the short story form, Muhammad Zafzaf is one of Morocco's greatest narrative writers. This anthology, the first collection of his work translated into English, is a tribute to the remarkable influence he exerted on an entire generation of Moroccan storytellers.Zafzaf's stories are set within a variety of contexts, each portraying a slice of life, a simple struggle for survival in a challenging world that is changing at a rapid pace. Narrative time is reduced to a single glimpse in these stories, full of irony, sarcasm, and sympathy. He covers all aspects of Moroccan life, from remote rural villages to modern cities. The stories in this collection explore the various myths, beliefs, and traditions that operate within Moroccan culture, questioning them from a distance in an easy, conversational manner that is the hallmark of Zafzaf's style.

Essays & WritingEssays & JournalismFiction & PoetryModern & contemporary fiction post c 1945Fiction & PoetryShort stories Publisher: Syracuse University Press Publication Date: 30/11/2014 ISBN-13: 9780815633693  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Muhammad Zafzaf (1945-2001) was one of the most prominent writers of the Maghreb. The author of dozens of novels and short stories, Zafz?f was celebrated for his innovative, modernist, and aesthetic literature rooted in the detailed daily anxieties of the ordinary Moroccan.Mbarek Sryfi is a lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania and an adjunct assistant professor at Mercer County Community College in New Jersey. His translations have appeared in CELAAN, Metamorphos, World Literature Today, and Banipal.Roger Allen is Sascha Jane Patterson Harvie Professor of Social Thought and Comparative Ethics, School of Arts and Sciences, and professor emeritus of Arabic and comparative literature at the University of Pennsylvania.

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