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The essential Yusuf Idris : masterpieces of the Egyptian short story

Author: Yūsuf Idrīs; Denys Johnson-Davies
Publisher: Cairo ; New York : American University in Cairo Press, ©2009.
Series: Modern Arabic literature.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Yusuf Idris (1927-91), who belonged to the same generation of pioneering Egyptian writers as Naguib Mahfouz and Tawfiq al-Hakim, is widely celebrated as the father of the Arabic short story, just as Mahfouz is considered the father of the Arabic novel. He studied and practiced medicine, but his interests were in politics and the support of the nationalist struggle, and in writing-and his writing, whether in his  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Translations
Translations into English
Named Person: Yūsuf Idrīs; Yūsuf Idrīs
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Yūsuf Idrīs; Denys Johnson-Davies
ISBN: 9789774162428 9774162420
OCLC Number: 309686528
Description: 268 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: The cheapest nights --
You are everything to me --
The errand --
Hard up --
The funeral ceremony --
All on a summer's night --
The caller in the night --
The dreges of the city --
Did you have to turn on the light, Li-Li? --
Death from old age --
The shame --
His mother --
An Egyptian Mona Lisa --
The chair carrier --
Rings of burnished brass --
The Shaykh Shaykha --
It's not fair --
House of flesh --
Farahat's republic --
The greatest sin of all --
From City of love and ashes.
Series Title: Modern Arabic literature.
Other Titles: Short stories.
Masterpieces of the Egyptian short story
Responsibility: edited by Denys Johnson-Davies.

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