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A Reader of Modern Arabic Short Stories
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A Reader of Modern Arabic Short Stories (Paperback)

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This reader consists of the full Arabic texts of eleven short stories by established Egyptian, Iraqi, Syrian and Jordanian writers. The earliest story, written in 1929, is by the Egyptian Mahmud Tahir Lashin; and the most recent, written in 1972, is by the Iraqi writer, Fuad al-Takarli.

Each story is supplemented by an introduction, with biographical information about the author, placing him in his literary context; a description of the contents; and a brief analysis of the story itself, in English.

Ideal for students of Arabic language and literature, the aim of this collection is to encourage a literary appreciation of modern Arabic texts and an understanding of some of the cultural conflicts reflected in the writings.

Writers included are Ghalib Halasa, Yahya Haqqi, Yusuf Idris, Idwar El Kharrat and Zakariyya Tamir.

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Language: Arabic
Publisher: Saqi Books Publication Date: 03/01/1998 ISBN-13: 9780863560873  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Sabry Hafez is a distinguished literary critic. He has taught Arabic at universities in Egypt, Britain, Sweden and the United States. He is currently Distinguished Professor of Comparative Literature at Qatar University. His many works include The Quest for Identities, winner of the Choice Outstanding Awards, and The Genesis of Arabic Discourse (both Saqi). Catherine Cobham studied Arabic in Leeds and Manchester, and currently teaches Arabic at the University of St Andrews. She has translated the work of Naguib Mahfouz, Mahmoud Darwish, Nawal El Saadawi and Adonis amongst others.

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