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A Reader of Modern Arabic Short Stories By Sabry Hafez

A Reader of Modern Arabic Short Stories
by Sabry Hafez

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A collection of Arabic text and short stories. It includes each story with an introduction, in English, biographical information about the author, placing him in his literary context, a description of the contents, and a brief analysis of the story itself. It is suitable for students of Arabic language and literature.
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A Reader of Modern Arabic Short Stories Summary


A Reader of Modern Arabic Short Stories by Sabry Hafez

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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A Reader of Modern Arabic Short Stories Reviews


'Excellent - the analytical introductions to each story are not only accurate but full of critical insight' Roger Owen, Oxford Journals 'The editors have succeeded in assembling a varied selection of stories set in widely differing milieux and treating a considerable number of themes - [this volume] will no doubt prove a stimulus to further serious literary study in modern Arabic.' Die Welt Des Islams (The World of Islam)

About Sabry Hafez


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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GOR008010737
A Reader of Modern Arabic Short Stories by Sabry Hafez
Sabry Hafez
Used - Like New
Paperback
Saqi Books
1998-01-03
222
0863560873
9780863560873
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The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins.