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Johnson-Davies, Denys

Works: 186 works in 571 publications in 2 languages and 13,075 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Short stories 
Roles: Compiler, Translator, Editor, Author of introduction, tra
Classifications: PJ7694.E8, 892.736
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Publications about Denys Johnson-Davies
Publications by Denys Johnson-Davies
Most widely held works about Denys Johnson-Davies
Most widely held works by Denys Johnson-Davies
Goha, the wise fool by Denys Johnson-Davies( Book )
3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,147 libraries worldwide
A collection of fourteen tales about the folk hero Nasreddin Hoca, also known as Goha, a man with a reputation for being able to answer difficult questions in a clever way
The Anchor book of modern Arabic fiction by Denys Johnson-Davies( Book )
9 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 835 libraries worldwide
Featuring the work of 79 outstanding writers from all over the Arabic-speaking world, from Morocco in the west to Iraq in the east, Syria in the north to Sudan in the south, this treasury of Arab voices is diverse in styles and concerns, but united by a common language. It spans the full history of modern Arabic literature, from its roots in western cultural influence at the end of the nineteenth century to the present-day flowering of Naguib Mahfouz's literary sons and daughters.--From publisher description
Echoes of an autobiography by Najīb Maḥfūẓ( Book )
10 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and held by 827 libraries worldwide
A collection of sayings and parables by an Egyptian writer, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature. In Do Not Curse, he writes: "Do not curse the world for it hardly has a hand in what occurs in it," and in A Heartbeat, he writes: "A single beat from the heart of a lover is capable of driving out a hundred sorrows." The pieces range in length from a page to a sentence
Distant view of a minaret and other stories by Alīfah Rifʻat( Book )
23 editions published between 1983 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 815 libraries worldwide
The time and the place and other stories by Najīb Maḥfūẓ( Book )
11 editions published between 1990 and 2001 in English and held by 711 libraries worldwide
Selected and translated by the distinguished scholar Denys Johnson-Daivies, these stories have all the celebrated and distinctive characters and qualities found in Mahfouz's novels: The denizens of the dark, narrow alleyways of Cairo, who struggle to survive the poverty; melancholy ruminations on death; experiments with the supernatural; and witty excursions into Cairene middle-class life. --Publisher
Arabic short stories ( Book )
8 editions published between 1983 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 674 libraries worldwide
Modern Arabic short stories by Denys Johnson-Davies( Book )
26 editions published between 1967 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 643 libraries worldwide
Modern Arabic Short Stories, selected and translated by Denys Johnson-Davies, is a selection by contemporary authors from several Arab lands including Egypt, Lebanon. Syria, and Iraq. They represent an interesting phase in the overall continuing resurgence of Arabic literature and give some indication of the way Arab men and women view the modern world
Season of migration to the North by al-Ṭayyib Ṣāliḥ( Book )
39 editions published between 1969 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 586 libraries worldwide
"When a young man returns to his village in the Sudan after many years studying in Europe, he finds that among the familiar faces there is now a stranger -- the enigmatic Mustafa Sa'eed. As the two become friends, Mustafa tells the younger man the disturbing story of his own life in London after the First World War. Lionized by society and desired by women as an exotic novelty, Mustafa was driven to take brutal revenge on the decadent West and was, in turn, destroyed by it. Now the terrible legacy of his actions has come to haunt the small village at the bend of the Nile. The story of a man undone by a culture that in part created him, Season of Migration to the North is a powerful and evocative examination of colonization in two vastly different worlds." -- Back cover
Egyptian short stories by Denys Johnson-Davies( Book )
21 editions published between 1978 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 511 libraries worldwide
Under the naked sky : short stories from the Arab world ( Book )
9 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and Arabic and held by 327 libraries worldwide
Drawing on an intimate knowledge of modern Arabic writing, Denys Johnson-Davies brings together a colourful mosaic of life as lived and portrayed by Arabs from Morocco to Iraq
Tigers on the tenth day and other stories by Zakarīyā Tāmir( Book )
5 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 314 libraries worldwide
The tree climber: a play in two acts by Tawfīq Ḥakīm( Book )
8 editions published between 1966 and 1986 in 3 languages and held by 303 libraries worldwide
The essential Tawfiq al-Hakim plays, fiction, autobiography by Tawfīq Ḥakīm( file )
7 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 288 libraries worldwide
"The importance of Tawfiq al-Hakim (1898-1989) to the emergence of a modern Arabic literature is second only to that of Naguib Mahfouz. In this volume, Tawfiq al-Hakim's fame as a playwright is given prominence. Tawfiq al-Hakim produced several of the earliest examples of the novel in Arabic; included in this volume is an extract from his best known work in that genre, the delightful Diary of a Country Prosecutor, in which he draws on his own experience as a public prosecutor in the Egyptian countryside. Three of the many short stories he published are also included, as well as an extract from The Prison of Life, an autobiography in which Tawfiq al-Hakim writes with commendable frankness about himself."--Book jacket
The essential Yusuf Idris masterpieces of the Egyptian short story by Yūsuf Idrīs( file )
6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 256 libraries worldwide
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. Idris studied medicine and practiced as a doctor, but even as a student his interests were in politics and the support of the nationalist struggle, and in writing - and his writing, whether in his regular newspaper columns or in his fiction,often reflected his political convictions. He was nominated for the Nobel Prize for literature more than once, and when the prize went to Naguib Mahfouz in 1988, Idris felt that he had been passed over because of his outspoken views on Israel. In all, Yusuf Idris wrote some twelve collections of superbly crafted short stories, mainly about ordinary, poor people, many of which have been translated into English and are included in this collection of the best of his work. But although he is bestknown for his short stories, he also wrote nine plays and a number of novels and novellas, the best of which are also sampled here
Egyptian one-act plays by Denys Johnson-Davies( Book )
7 editions published in 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 247 libraries worldwide
The mountain of green tea by Yaḥyá al-Ṭāhir ʻAbd Allāh( Book )
6 editions published between 1984 and 1991 in English and held by 233 libraries worldwide
The island of animals by Denys Johnson-Davies( Book )
4 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 229 libraries worldwide
A 10th Century Arabic fable on animal rights. On a magic island live animals and the Djinn, a race of invisible beings. When shipwrecked sailors enslave the animals, they appeal to the King of the Djinn and he hands down a ruling: man is master, but animals are not slaves. With illustrations by Sabiha Khemir
Arabian nights and days by Najīb Maḥfūẓ( Book )
14 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in English and held by 222 libraries worldwide
Seventeen tales based on the classic, The Thousand and One Nights, but full of modern messages
A last glass of tea and other stories by Muḥammad Bisāṭī( Book )
3 editions published between 1994 and 1998 in English and held by 212 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
The lamp of Umm Hashim : and other stories by Yaḥyá Ḥaqqī( Book )
6 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 170 libraries worldwide
"In the first story in this volume, the very short "Story in the Form of a Petition," Yahya Hakki demonstrates his ease with gentle humor, a form rare in Arabic writing. In the following two stories, "Mother of the Destitute" and "A Story from Prison," he describes with typical sympathy individuals who, less privileged than others, somehow manage to scrape through life's hardships. The latter story deals with the people of Upper Egypt, for whom the writer had a special understanding and affection. It is, however, for the title story (in fact, more of a novella) of this collection that the writer is best known. Recounting the difficulties faced by a young man who is sent to England to study medicine and who then returns to Egypt to pit his new ideals against tradition, "The Lamp of Umm Hashim" was the first of several works in Arabic to deal with the way in which an individual tries to come to terms with two divergent cultures."--Publisher's description
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Alternative Names
ʿAbd al-Wadūd, 1922-
Abdul Wadood, 1922-
Abdul Wadoud, 1922-
Abdulwadood, 1922-
Davies, Denys Johnson-.
Davies Denys Johnson- 1922-....
Ǧūnsūn-Dayfīz, Dīnīs, 1922-
Ǧūnsūn-Dayvīz, Dīnīs, 1922-
Ǧūnsūn-Dīfīz, Dīnīs, 1922-
Ǧūnsūn-Dīvīz, Dīnīs, 1922-
Johnson-Davies, D. (Denys)
Johson-Davies, D.
Jūnsūn-Dīfīz, Dinīs
Jūnsūn-Dīvīz, Dinīs
Wadoud Abdul 1922-....
جونسون-ديفيز، دنيس
ジョンソン-デイヴィーズ, デニス
English (217)
Arabic (3)
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