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Sixty Years of Egyptian Short Stories

Translated by Denys Johnson-Davies
Format: Paperback / softback
Publisher: The American University in Cairo Press, Cairo, Egypt
Published: 28th Feb 2014
Dimensions: w 145mm h 223mm d 16mm
Weight: 535g
ISBN-10: 977416654X
ISBN-13: 9789774166549
Barcode No: 9789774166549
Synopsis
Denys Johnson-Davies brings together this remarkable overview of the work of several generations of Egypt's leading short story writers. This selection of some fifty stories represents not only a cross-section through time but also a spectrum of styles, and includes works by Teymour, Hakki, Gohar, and Mahfouz and later writers such as Mohamed El-Bisatie, Said el-Kafrawi, Bahaa Taher, and Radwa Ashour, as well as new young writers of today like Hamdy El-Gazzar, Mansoura Ez Eldin, and Youssef Rakha.

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"Johnson-Davies, a distinguished translator from Arabic, has produced a collection of nearly 60 Egyptian short stories that usefully adds to the growing corpus of Arab literature available in English."--Choice