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Stock, Raymond T.

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Works: 24 works in 107 publications in 2 languages and 4,680 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Historical fiction  Concordances  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Bibliography  Juvenile works 
Roles: Translator, tra, Author of afterword, colophon, etc.
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
Complete concordance to the Bible (Douay version) by Newton Wayland Thompson( Book )
23 editions published between 1942 and 2000 in English and held by 599 libraries worldwide
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 591 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 )
13 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 590 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 435 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
Voices from the other world : Ancient Egyptian tales by Najīb Maḥfūẓ( Book )
9 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and held by 350 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
Before the throne : dialogs with Egypt's great from Menes to Anwar Sadat by Najīb Maḥfūẓ( Book )
8 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in English and held by 340 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
Khufu's wisdom by Najīb Maḥfūẓ( Book )
9 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 280 libraries worldwide
"Pharaoh Khufu is battling the Fates. At stake is the inheritance of Egypt's throne, the proud but tender heart of Khufu's beautiful daughter Princess Meresankh, and Khufu's legacy as a sage, not savage, ruler." "As the tale begins, Khufu is bored in his great palace at Memphis. To entertain him, his architect Mirabu expounds on the mighty masterwork he has so far spent ten years building, with little yet showing above ground - what will become the Great Pyramid of Giza. Mirabu and the clever vizier Hemiunu tempt him with other amusements as well - but to no avail. Then one of the king's sons fetches a magician with the power to predict the future. The sorcerer says that Khufu's own offspring will not inherit Egypt's throne after him, but that it will fall instead to a son born that very morning to the High Priest of Ra. Furious, Khufu and his crown prince, the ruthless Khafra, set out to change the decree of the Fates - which fight back in the form of Djedefra, the boy at the center of the prophecy, and his heart's desire, Princess Meresankh. Yet will the unsuspecting Khufu survive the intrigue around him - not only to finish his long-awaited book of wisdom, but to become truly wise?"--BOOK JACKET
The seventh heaven : stories of the supernatural by Najīb Maḥfūẓ( Book )
8 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 259 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 coffee house by Najīb Maḥfūẓ( Book )
7 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Multiple languages and held by 195 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 )
7 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 175 libraries worldwide
Short stories
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 )
2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
An introduction to The Thief and the Dogs by Naguib Mahfouz( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 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
Egypt : a special issue of The Massachusetts review ( Book )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
The time and the place and other stories by Najīb Maḥfūẓ( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
This collection of stories details the lives of Cairo residents as they try to survive poverty, brood over death, and endure outmoded traditions
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."--Jacket
An Introduction to The Thief and the Dogs by Naguib Mahfouz(sound recording) by Dan Stone( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2008 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
The mummy awakens : from voices from the other world by Najīb Maḥfūẓ( file )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
A Vintage Shorts "Short Story Month" Selection By the Arab world's foremost novelist, Nobel laureate Naguib Mahfouz, famous for The Cairo Trilogy--the masterwork in which Mahfouz sets down life in middle class Cairo during the interwar years. From Mahfouz's collection of fantastical myths, Voices from the Other World, this is the enchanting tale about one Francophile Pasha whose greed, ambition, and contempt for Egyptians drives him to excavate the tomb of General Hor and there find his untimely end. An ebook short
 
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