Under the Naked Sky
Short Stories from the Arab World
Selected by Denys Johnson-Davies
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Under the Naked Sky by Denys Johnson-Davies
Book DescriptionDrawing on an intimate knowledge of modern Arabic writing, Denys Johnson-Davies brings together in this collection a colorful mosaic of life as lived and portrayed by Arabs from Morocco to Iraq. From a diverse area of the world with the common factor of a written language, these thirty stories tell of an old Moroccan peasant woman who kills snakes; an Iraqi soldier who returns home as a stranger after years as a prisoner-of-war; a repairer of lost virginities in a Tunisian village; a typically Mahfouzian start to a train journey; the steamy meeting of two women and a cat at the height of an Iraqi summer; the ill-fated attraction of a boy to a magical bird in the Tuareg deserts of Libya; and a novel way of hunting ducks in the Nile Delta. The purveyors of this strange and delightful cornucopia of fictions include Naguib Mahfouz, Yusuf Idris, Gamal al-Ghitani, and Mohamed El-Bisatie from Egypt; Fuad al-Takarli and Mohamed Khudayyir from Iraq; Zakaria Tamer from Syria; Hanan al-Shaykh from Lebanon; and Ibrahim al-Kouni from Libya.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9789774247804
Paperback / softback
(199mm x 126mm x 16mm)
Imprint: The American University in Cairo Press
Publisher: The American University in Cairo Press
Publish Date: 28-Feb-2003
Country of Publication: Egypt
Books By Author Denys Johnson-Davies
Naguib Mahfouz Reader, Paperback (February 2016)
A selection of the most important works of Egypt's Nobel literature laureate
Homecoming, Paperback (February 2014)
Key selections of Egyptian authors by the world renowned, award-winning translator of Arabic fiction. Ideal introduction to the Arabic short story for anyone studying Arabic.
Essential Naguib Mahfouz, Hardback (November 2010)» View all books by Denys Johnson-Davies
Naguib Mahfouz, the first and only writer of Arabic to be awarded the Nobel Prize for literature, wrote prolifically from the 1930s until shortly before his death in 2006. Here Denys Johnson-Davies makes an essential selection of short stories and extracts from novels and other writings, to present Mahfouz's best writing in all genres.
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