WorldCat Identities

Bisāṭī, Muḥammad

Works: 83 works in 308 publications in 6 languages and 2,808 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PJ7816.I76, 892.736
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Most widely held works about Muḥammad Bisāṭī
Most widely held works by Muḥammad Bisāṭī
Houses behind the trees by Muḥammad Bisāṭī( Book )

33 editions published between 1993 and 2005 in 5 languages and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I en lille egyptisk landsby opdager slagteren ved et tilfælde, at hans smukke hustru er ham utro
A last glass of tea and other stories by Muḥammad Bisāṭī( Book )

6 editions published between 1994 and 1998 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twenty-four stories by an Egyptian writer. In The Floating Sack, pregnant girls are killed, sewn into sacks and thrown out, while Conversation from the Third Floor describes a wife's visit to her husband in jail
Hunger by Muḥammad Bisāṭī( Book )

26 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Mohamed El-Bisatie's novel is set in the Egyptian countryside, about which he writes with such understanding. Episodic in form, it deals with a family - Zaghloul the layabout father, Sakeena the long-suffering wife, and two young boys. The central theme of the book is hunger: the hunger of not knowing where one's next meal is coming from, and the universal hunger for sex and love." "Sakeena's life revolves round trying to provide her family with the necessary daily loaves of bread that will stave off starvation. Labor-shy Zaghloul works on and off at one of the village's cafes, but prefers to spend his time listening in on conversations about subjects such as politics, which he would have liked to know more about, if only he had been an educated man. He is also intrigued by the stories told by young university students about their sexual exploits. Eventually chance presents him with a new job: to keep an elderly and obese man company and help him on and off the mule he uses to get around." "In the meantime, Zahir, the elder son, although lacking the advantages of any sort of education, nonetheless shows more initiative than his father, and discovers his own way of contributing to the family bread larder."--Jacket
Clamor of the lake by Muḥammad Bisāṭī( Book )

18 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in English and Arabic and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Clamor of the Lake begins with the appearance of an old fisherman of unknown origin sailing a black boat. Taciturn and enigmatic, he takes on a woman and her twin boys. While he gives away nothing about his past, his undemanding companionship prompts the woman to narrate her turbulent life. Meanwhile, in a nearby village by the lake, Gomaa and his wife have found respite from the dreariness of their existence in the fantastic objects the sea churns up during gales-a sword, alluring panties, a talisman. But when the waves cast up a chest that speaks in a language no one can comprehend, Gomaa is haunted by its voice. As the tumult of the lake drives a wedge between the couple, it turns two neighbors into close allies: Karawia, a café proprietor, and Afifi, a grocer. Eventually, they too will be haunted by the siren song of the lake. In Mohamed El-Bisatie's lyrical novel, the stories of these various figures converge on the mercurial presence of the lake, which in the end proves the narrative's true hero. An accomplished experiment in the poetics of space, Clamor of the Lake won the 1995 Cairo International Book Fair Award for Best Novel of the Year. "--Publisher description
Over the bridge by Muḥammad Bisāṭī( Book )

16 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in Arabic and English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Forging documents in an Egyptian government office, a bureaucrat 'authorizes' a police department for a nonexistent city in Upper Egypt in order to siphon off its monthly payroll. But beyond simply embezzling funds, he sets about imagining in detail the fictional city he has created - the wealthy new district with its villas and swimming pools, the restless inhabitants of the poverty-stricken old quarter, and the Nile bridge that links the two. Most of all, he pictures the cruelty and corruption of the city's chief of police. But the longer he spends envisioning this city and its inhabitants, the more the boundaries between the real world and his imagination dissolve." "With its overlapping narratives, Over the Bridge is a subtle critique of governmental ineptness, economic and social injustice, and individual moral failings. Over the Bridge is a compelling allegory about power and its abuse, the thin line between reality and make-believe, and the law of unintended consequences."--Jacket
Drumbeat by Muḥammad Bisāṭī( Book )

21 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In a fictional Gulf country, with its gleaming glass towers and imported greenery, the routine of day-to-day life is suddenly interrupted when the national football team qualifies for the World Cup. The Emir issues an edict ordering all native Emiratis to travel to France to support the team, leaving the country to the care of its imported labor. How do they handle such newly found freedom? As though steered by a perverse blend between Dante and Scheherezade, we descend layer by layer beneath the façade of modernity: from the colorful multilingual throngs rejoicing for the Emirati team to the hierarchies that underpin them, from the luxurious gardens and swimming pools into the darker secrets of the bedroom, from the rigid and inhibiting strictures of the present to a remote age of innocence. Three narratives interweave to form a tight and thought-provoking examination of the psychology of control."--Publisher description
Aḥlām rijāl qiṣār al-ʻumr : qiṣaṣ qaṣīrah by Muḥammad Bisāṭī( Book )

7 editions published between 1979 and 1984 in Arabic and Undetermined and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Noveller. Titelnovellen handler om en faderløs drengs opvækst i en landsby
Aṣwāt al-layl by Muḥammad Bisāṭī( Book )

8 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in Arabic and French and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Badria n'a guère eu le temps de connaître son mari. Quelques mois après leur mariage, il est tombé au champ d'honneur. Dès lors, petit à petit, elle reconstituera la mémoire de son village et celle de son pays, l'Egypte
Stad van klei by Milan Hulsing( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in French and Dutch and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'De stad van klei' speelt zich af in een broeierig Egypte, waar ambtenaar Salim het plan heeft opgevat salarissen en bonussen van een politiekorps van een verzonnen stad te innen. Zijn bankrekening zwelt langzaam aan, maar Salim verliest de grip op de realiteit. Zijn verzonnen stad laat hem niet met rust en zelfs de fictieve politiechef, wiens salaris hij nu int, zit hem op de hielen. 'De stad van klei' is gebaseerd op een novelle van de Egyptische schrijver Mohamed El-Bisatie, waarin een goed doorgevoerde leugen de hoofdpersoon tot waanzin drijft. Een prachtig getekend verhaal dat je het zand, het stof en de hitte laat meevoelen
Ghuraf lil-ījār : riwāyah by Muḥammad Bisāṭī( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in Arabic and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wa-yaʼtī al-qiṭār by Muḥammad Bisāṭī( Book )

12 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in Arabic and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aswār : riwāyah by Muḥammad Bisāṭī( Book )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in Arabic and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

al-Aʻmāl al-Kāmilah by Muḥammad Bisāṭī( Book )

in Arabic and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ḍawʼ ḍaʻīf lā yakshifu shayʼan by Muḥammad Bisāṭī( Book )

7 editions published in 1993 in Arabic and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

al-Maqhā al-zujājī : wa, al-Ayyām al-ṣaʻbah : riwāyatān by Muḥammad Bisāṭī( Book )

6 editions published between 1979 and 1982 in Arabic and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Layāl ukhrá : riwāyah by Muḥammad Bisāṭī( Book )

4 editions published in 2000 in Arabic and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roman, der skildrer en selverhvervende ung egyptisk kvindes liv og kærlighedsforhold. Hun føler sig overvåget på afstand af sine to brødre, uden at kunne bevise det. Da hendes mandlige bekendte bliver dræbt styrkes hendes mistanke
Firdaws : riwāyah by Muḥammad Bisāṭī( Book )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in Arabic and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sāʻat maghrib by Muḥammad Bisāṭī( Book )

5 editions published in 1996 in Arabic and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Short stories
al-Tājir wa-al-naqqāsh by Muḥammad Bisāṭī( Book )

3 editions published in 1976 in Arabic and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

al-Kibār wa-al-ṣighār : qiṣaṣ qaṣīrah by Muḥammad Bisāṭī( Book )

2 editions published in 1967 in Arabic and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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A last glass of tea and other stories
Alternative Names
al-*Basati , Mohammed

al-*Basati , Muhammad

al-Bisāṭī, Muḥammad

al-Bisāṭī, Muḥammad 1937-

al-Bisāṭī, Muḥammad 1937-2012

al-Busati , Muhammad

Basati, Mohammed Al-

Basāṭī, Muḥammad al-

Basāṭī, Muḥammad al- 1937-

Bisātī, Muhammad 1937-

Bisāṭī, Muḥammad al-

Bisāṭī, Muḥammad al- 1937-.

Bisatie, Mohamed el-

Bisatie, Mohamed el- 1937-

Bisatie Mohammed el- 1937-....

Bissati, Muhammad al-

Bissati, Muhammad al- 1937-

Busāṭī, Muḥammad

Busāṭī, Muḥammad 1937-

Busati Muhammad al- 1937-....

El-Bisatie, Mohamed

El-Bisatie Mohamed 1937-....

El-Bisatie, Mohamed 1937-2012

El-Bisatie, Mohammed 1937-

Mohamed el-Bisatie

Mohamed el-Bisatie crivain gyptien

Mohamed el-Bisatie egyptisk frfattare

Mohamed el-Bisatie Writer

Muhammad al-Bissati gyptischer Schriftsteller

Muhammad al-Bust 1937-2012

البساطي، محمد

‏البساطي، محمد‏، 1937-

بساطى، محمد.

بساطي، محمد.

محمد البساطي

محمد البساطي، 1937-

Arabic (125)

English (51)

French (11)

Italian (3)

German (1)

Dutch (1)

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