Homecoming: Sixty Years of Egyptian Short Stories (BOK)

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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 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.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2011 Forlag
American University Of Cairo
ISBN 9789774164477 Antall sider 372
Dimensjoner 14,5cm x 19cm x 2cm Vekt 870 gram
Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd Andre medvirkende Denys Johnson-Davies
Emner og form Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), Fiction in translation, Anthologies (non-poetry)