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Stock, Raymond T.

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Works: 26 works in 83 publications in 1 language and 4,121 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Concordances  Historical fiction  Bibliography 
Roles: Translator
Classifications: PJ7846.A46, 892.736
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Publications by Raymond T Stock
Most widely held works by Raymond T Stock
An Introduction to The thief and the dogs by Naguib Mahfouz by Molly Murphy( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 691 libraries worldwide
Naguib Mahfouz's The Thief and the Dogs (1961) is a multi-faceted story that is equal parts crime thriller, morality tale, and political allegory. The novel begins with career criminal Said Mahran's release from prison. He immediately sets off for the home of his ex-wife's new husband, desperate to settle a score with the man he feels betrayed him and hoping to reunite with his young daughter, Sana. Instead, she rejects him. Said next visits the posh home of his friend and mentor Rauf Ilwan, a former leader of the student resistance who has thoroughly abandoned the egalitarian principles he supported during the Revolution of 1952. Sensing Said is not willing to give up his life of crime, Rauf rebuffs him, saying, "Things are no longer what they used to be". Consumed by bitterness and motivated by a desire for revenge on the society and individuals he feels have failed him, Said's quest for vengeance carries readers from the banks of the Nile River, through the boulevards and back alleys of Cairo, to Bab al-Nasr --- a medieval gateway on the outskirts of the city. Chances for redemption and a new way of life come to him in the form of Nur, a prostitute who believes her love can transform them both, and Sheikh Ali al-Junaydi, a Sufi cleric who offers Said the opportunity to reject worldly temptation in favor of a spiritual path. Unable to accept either eros or agape, Said soon finds himself the most hunted man in Egypt --- aimless, desperate, and alone. Long known as a writer of realist fiction, 'The Thief and the Dogs' marks Mahfouz's first use of the stream-of-consciousness technique. The result is a ground-breaking work that allows the reader intimate access to the thoughts, emotions, and motivations of a man consumed by rage and hell-bent on self-destruction
The dreams by Najīb Maḥfūẓ( Book )
10 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 634 libraries worldwide
In this collection of his newest and shortest short stories, the Egyptian Nobel literature laureate has reduced the fictional form to its most essential level, while retaining his justifiably famous mastery of the storytelling art. A man finds that all the streets in his neighborhood have turned into a circus - but his joy at the sight changes to anger when he discovers he cannot escape it anywhere, even in his own home. A group of lifelong friends meet to trade jokes in a familiar alley - only to face a sudden, deadly flood that echoes the revenge taken by an ancient Egyptian queen upon the men who murdered her husband. A girl from the dreamer's childhood flies with him from his native lane on a cart drawn by a winged horse, to become a star in the firmament above the Great Pyramid. Such is the stuff of Naguib Mahfouz's The Dreams - his first major work since a knife attack by a religious fanatic in 1994 left him unable to write for several years. First serialized in a Cairo magazine, The Dreams are a unique and haunting mixture of the deceptively quotidian, the seductively lyrical, and the savagely nightmarish - the richly condensed sum of more than nine decades of artistic genius and everyday experience. - Dust jacket
Three novels of ancient Egypt : Khufu's wisdom ; Rhadopis of Nubia ; Thebes at war by Najīb Maḥfūẓ( Book )
6 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 462 libraries worldwide
"From Nobel laureate Naguib Mahfouz: the three magnificent novels - published in an omnibus edition for the first time - that form an ancient-Egyptian counterpart to his famous Cairo Trilogy." "Mahfouz reaches back thousands of years to bring us tales from his homeland's majestic early history - tales of the Egyptian nobility and of war, star-crossed love, and the divine rule of the pharaohs. In Khufu's Wisdom, the legendary Fourth Dynasty monarch faces the prospect of the end of his rule and the possibility that his daughter has fallen in love with the man prophesied to be his successor. Rhadopis of Nubia is the unforgettable story of the charismatic young Pharaoh Merenra II and the ravishing courtesan Rhadopis, whose love affair makes them the envy of all Egyptian society. And Thebes at War tells the epic story of Egypt's victory over the Asiatic foreigners who dominated the country for two centuries."--BOOK JACKET
Complete concordance to the Bible (Douay version) by Newton Wayland Thompson( Book )
10 editions published between 1945 and 1992 in English and held by 452 libraries worldwide
Before the throne : dialogs with Egypt's great from Menes to Anwar Sadat by Najīb Maḥfūẓ( Book )
5 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 381 libraries worldwide
"In this extraordinary drama-in-dialogue, Naguib Mahfouz reveals his love for all of Egypt's extensive history-and his deep knowledge of it. In Before the Throne, he summons nearly sixty of Egypt's rulers to the afterlife Court of Osiris, from a king who unified Egypt for the first time, around 3000 BC, to a president assassinated by religious extremists in 1981. He includes names as familiar as the pharaoh Ramesses II and as obscure as the medieval vizier Qaraqush. Defending their behavior before the divine tribunal, those who acted for the nation's good are honored with immortality, but those who failed to protect it leave the gilded hall of eternal justice with a very different verdict. Full of Mahfouz's unique insight into his country's timeless qualities, this controversial work skillfully traces five thousand years of Egypt's past as it flows into the present, through the mind of its most acclaimed author."--Publisher description
Voices from the other world : Ancient Egyptian tales by Najīb Maḥfūẓ( Book )
8 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 364 libraries worldwide
A seductive dancer is invited by the forces of law and order to disturb a district's too-perfect peace at the dawn of Egyptian civilization. A wise and popular pharaoh is betrayed by his own son, and by his dearest friends - then makes a most peculiar decision. A mummy returns to life after 3000 years, to confront the arrogant new race that now rules the land. A favoured prince flees to a faraway country when the king dies suddenly, leaving his true love behind - only to come back to question her about their lost 40 years. A famous young writer, composer of a legendary epic of Pharaoh's greatest battle with the Hittites, is carried off without warning by a mysterious disease - then speaks to us in this life from beyond the veil of death. These are the tales that make up this volume of five stories by the young Naguib Mahfouz, winner of the Nobel Prize for literature. All the stories are inspired by the Egypt of the pharaohs. Like three novels set in ancient times that he also published early in his career, these stories reveal his wide reading of Egypt's (and the world's) oldest history and literature
Khufu's wisdom by Najīb Maḥfūẓ( Book )
9 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 305 libraries worldwide
The seventh heaven : stories of the supernatural by Najīb Maḥfūẓ( Book )
7 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 284 libraries worldwide
The coffeehouse by Najīb Maḥfūẓ( Book )
3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 183 libraries worldwide
"On a school playground in the stylish Cairo suburb of Abbasiya, five young boys become friends for life, making a nearby café, Qushtumur, their favorite gathering spot forever. One is the narrator, who, looking back in his old age on their seven decades together, makes the other four the heroes of his tale, a Proustian (and classically Mahfouzian) quest in search of lost time and the memory of a much-changed place. In a seamless stream of personal triumphs and tragedies, their lives play out against the backdrop of two world wars, the 1952 Free Officers coup, the defeat of 1967 and the redemption of 1973, the assassination of a president, and the simmering uncertainties of the transitional 1980s. But as their nation grows and their neighborhood turns from the green, villa-studded paradise of their youth to a dense urban desert of looming towers, they still find refuge in the one enduring landmark in their ever-fading world: the humble coffeehouse called Qushtumur."--Publisher description
Dreams of departure : the last dreams published in the Nobel laureate's lifetime by Najīb Maḥfūẓ( Book )
4 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 168 libraries worldwide
Short stories
Concordance to the Bible (Douay version) by Newton Wayland Thompson( Book )
3 editions published between 1942 and 2000 in English and held by 167 libraries worldwide
The big read ( Sound Recording )
in English and held by 10 libraries worldwide
Readings of excerpts and critical analysis
An introduction to The Thief and the Dogs by Najīb Maḥfūẓ( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Egypt : a special issue of the Massachusetts review ( Book )
2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
MR Egypt ( Book )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
The Arab world : a selected collection of doctoral dissertations, 1900-1984 by Eric Schlegel( Book )
1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Three ancient Egyptian novels by Najīb Maḥfūẓ( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Arab world, a selected collection of doctoral dissertations, 1890-1983 ( Book )
1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Echoes of an autobiography by Najīb Maḥfūẓ( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 library 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
The day the leader was killed by Najīb Maḥfūẓ( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
"The time is 1981. Anwar al-Sadat is president, and Infitah, Sadat's open-door economic policy, is wreaking havoc in the everyday lives of citizens." "Set against this backdrop, The Day the Leader Was Killed relates the tale of a middle-class Cairene family. Rich with irony and infused with political undertones, the story is narrated alternately by the pious and mischievous family patriarch, Muhtashimi Zayed, his hapless grandson, Elwan, and Elwan's headstrong and beautiful fiancee, Randa. The novel reaches its climax with the assassination of Sadat on October 6, 1981." "This is the story of all people who must face the pangs of development while struggling to hold on to tradition."--BOOK JACKET
 
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