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The hedgehog : a modern Arabic novella

Author: Zakarīyā Tāmir; Brian O'Rourke; Denys Johnson-Davies
Publisher: Cairo ; New York : American University in Cairo Press ; London : Eurospan [distributor], 2009.
Series: Modern Arabic literature.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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""My mother went to visit our neighbor, Umm Bahaa, but refused to take me with her, on the pretext that women visit women and men visit men. So she left me alone, promising not to be gone more than a few minutes. I told my cat I was going to strangle her, but she paid no attention and continued grooming herself with her tongue." [After this setting statement] we meet the five-year-old narrator of The Hedgehog, who  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Short stories
Translations into English
Named Person: Zakarīyā Tāmir
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Zakarīyā Tāmir; Brian O'Rourke; Denys Johnson-Davies
ISBN: 9789774162558 9774162552
OCLC Number: 310081546
Language Note: In English translated from the Arabic.
Notes: Translation of: Qunfudh.
Description: 168 pages ; 21 cm.
Contents: The Hedgehog / Translated by Brian O'Rourke --
Short stories / Translated by Denys Johnson-Davies: Summer --
Small sun --
Death of a dagger --
Tigers on the Tenth Day --
A summary of what happened to Muhammad al-mahmoudi --
Sun for the young --
Snow at the end of the night --
The family --
The stale loaf --
The water's crime --
A lone woman --
The enemy --
Hasanas a king --
City in ashes --
Nothing --
Sheep --
An angry man --
The face of the moon.
Series Title: Modern Arabic literature.
Other Titles: Qunfudh.
Responsibility: Zakaria Tamer ; translated by Brian O'Rourke ; and, Short stories / translated by Denys Johnson-Davies.

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Introduces readers the author's world: his house (with the djinn girl who lives in his bedroom), his garden (where he wishes to be a tree), and his best friend the black stone wall.  Read more...

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