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Stock, Raymond T.

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Works: 26 works in 90 publications in 2 languages and 4,128 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Concordances  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Historical fiction  Domestic fiction  Biography  Interviews  Bibliography 
Roles: Translator, tra, Author
Classifications: PJ7846.A46, 892.736
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Publications about Raymond T Stock
Publications by Raymond T Stock
Most widely held works by Raymond T Stock
The dreams by Najīb Maḥfūẓ( Book )
14 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 783 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
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 653 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
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 448 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."--Jacket
Complete concordance to the Bible (Douay version) by Newton Wayland Thompson( Book )
12 editions published between 1945 and 1992 in English and held by 446 libraries worldwide
Before the throne : dialogs with Egypt's great from Menes to Anwar Sadat by Najīb Maḥfūẓ( Book )
4 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 355 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 )
9 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and held by 354 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 288 libraries worldwide
At the center of Khufu's Wisdom, Nobel laureate Naguib Mahfouz's majestic first novel, is the legendary Fourth Dynasty monarch Khufu (Cheops), for whom the Great Pyramid of Giza was built. When a seer prophesies the end of Khufu's dynasty and the ascension to the throne of Djedefra, son of the High Priest of Ra, the pharaoh must battle to preserve his legacy against the will of the Fates. But in the face of the inexorable attraction between Djedefra and Princess Meresankh, Khufu's beautiful daughter, Khufu must consider not only his personal ambition and the opposing decree of the heavens, but also how the wisdom he prides himself on as a ruler will guide him in determining the fate of his daughter's heart. Translated by Raymond Stock From the Trade Paperback edition
The seventh heaven : stories of the supernatural by Najīb Maḥfūẓ( Book )
7 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 264 libraries worldwide
Egyptian Nobel laureate Naguib Mahfouz draws on his homeland's rich engagement with the afterlife'and his own near-death experience at the hands of a would-be assassin'in these newly translated, brilliantly mysterious stories of the supernatural. Among those who haunt these tales are the ghosts of Akhenaten, Woodrow Wilson, and Gamal Abd al-Nasser, who endure a strange system of earthly probation in the hope of gaining entry to the fabled Seventh Heaven; a teenager drawn into the secret, enchanted life he finds within his neighborhood's forbidden wood; an honest perfume seller accosted on a night out by angry skeletons; and Satan himself, who confesses that there is still, despite the flood of evil in our times, an honorable man in the land. As ingenious at capturing the surreal as he is at documenting the very real social landscape of modern Cairo, Mahfouz guides these restless spirits as they migrate from the shadowy realms of other worlds to the haunted precincts of our own. Translated by Raymond Stock From the Trade Paperback edition
The coffeehouse by Najīb Maḥfūẓ( Book )
6 editions published in 2010 in English and Multiple languages and held by 186 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
Concordance to the Bible (Douay version) by Newton Wayland Thompson( Book )
5 editions published between 1942 and 2000 in English and held by 162 libraries worldwide
The big read ( Sound Recording )
in English and held by 10 libraries worldwide
Readings of excerpts and critical analysis
Egypt : a special issue of the Massachusetts review ( Book )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
MR Egypt ( Book )
1 edition published in 2002 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 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
An Introduction to: The Thier and the Dogs by Naguib Mahfouz( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 2 libraries 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
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
The final hour by Najīb Maḥfūẓ( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
"Hamid Burhan, a retired government employee, and his loyal wife Saniya have built themselves a home in the quiet southern suburb of Helwan, where they raise their son and two daughters, expecting life to remain as blessed as it was in the photograph of the happy family at a picnic in a Nileside park in the early 1930s. Events in the wider world impinge--wars, revolution, peace with Israel--while Saniya and the old house in Helwan remain the bedrock of the family's values. But everyone else is buffeted in one way or another by the tumultuous processes of change in Egyptian politics and society. In this compact novel written in 1982, Naguib Mahfouz again uses a family saga, as he did in his Cairo Trilogy, to reflect on the processes of enormous social transformation that Egypt underwent in the space of a few generations in the twentieth century."--Jacket
Egypt : a special issue of The Massachusetts review ( Book )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
 
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