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Author Idrīs, Yūsuf.

Title The essential Yusuf Idris : masterpieces of the Egyptian short story / edited by Denys Johnson-Davies.

Imprint Cairo ; New York : American University in Cairo Press, c2009.

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 Moore Stacks  PJ7838.D7 A2 2009    Available  ---
Description 268 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents The cheapest nights -- You are everything to me -- The errand -- Hard up -- The funeral ceremony -- All on a summer's night -- The caller in the night -- The dreges of the city -- Did you have to turn on the light, Li-Li? -- Death from old age -- The shame -- His mother -- An Egyptian Mona Lisa -- The chair carrier -- Rings of burnished brass -- The Shaykh Shaykha -- It's not fair -- House of flesh -- Farahat's republic -- The greatest sin of all -- from City of love and ashes.
Summary "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. He studied and practiced medicine, but 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, along with an extract from one of his novels, in this collection of the best of his work." -- Book jacket.
Subject Idrīs, Yūsuf -- Translations into English.
Short stories, Arabic -- Translations into English.
Short stories, Egyptian -- Translations into English.
Genre/Form Short stories.
Added Author Johnson-Davies, Denys.
Added Title Short stories. Selections. English
Masterpieces of the Egyptian short story
ISBN 9774162420 (hbk.)
9789774162428 (hbk.)