A Reader of Modern Arabic Short Stories
Edited by Sabry Hafez & Catherine Cobham
Paperback 216 Pages
ISBN : 9780863560873
Publisher : SAQI Books, London
Short Introduction English with Full Arabic Text Without any Harakat or Tashkeel or Vowels
Ideal For Students of Advanced Arabic
About The Book
This reader consists of the full Arabic text of 11 carefully chosen and very readable short stories by established Egyptian, Iraqi, Syrian and Jordanian writers. The earliest story, written in 1929, is by the Egyptian Mahmud Tahir Lashin; the most recent by the Iraqi writer, Fuad al-Takarli, written in 1972.
Each story has an introduction, in English, 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 addition, each story is accompanied by a critical literary .
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. This title includes writers such as Yusuf Idris, Idwar El Kharrat, Yahya Haqqi, Zakariyya Tamir and Ghalib Halasa. It is ideal for students of Arabic language and literature.
About The Editor
SABRY HAFEZ is Distinguished Professor of Comparative Literature at Qatar University. His publications include The Genesis of Arabic Discourse and The Quest for Identities (selected by Choice magazine as one of the outstanding academic titles of 2009), both by Saqi Books.
CATHERINE COBHAM is a lecturer in Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies at the University of St Andrews. She has translated the works of Adonis, Nagib Mahfuz, Mahmoud Darwish, Hanan al-Shaykh and Fu'ad Al-Takarli, amongst others.
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