The Anchor Book of Modern Arabic Fiction Denys Johnson-Davies

The Anchor Book of Modern Arabic Fiction

Author: Denys Johnson-Davies
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Book Title
The Anchor Book of Modern Arabic Fiction
Author
Denys Johnson-Davies
ISBN
9781400079766
This dazzling anthology features the work of seventy-nine outstanding writers from all over the Arab-speaking world, from Morocco in the west to Iraq in the east, Syria in the north to Sudan in the south.Edited by Denys Johnson-Davies, called by Edward Said "the leading Arabic-to-English translator of our time," 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. Among the Egyptian writers who laid the foundation for the Arabic literary renaissance are the great Tawfik al-Hakim; the short story pioneer Mahmoud Teymour; and Yusuf Idris, who embraced Egypt's vibrant spoken vernacular. An excerpt from the Sudanese writer Tayeb Salih's novel Season of Migration to the North, one of the Arab world's finest, appears alongside the Libyan writer Ibrahim al-Koni's tales of the Tuaregs of North Africa, the Iraqi writer Mohamed Khudayir's masterly story "Clocks Like Horses," and the work of such women writers as Lebanon's Hanan al-Shaykh and Morocco's Leila Abouzeid.Binding Type: PaperbackAuthor: Denys Johnson-DaviesPublisher: Anchor BooksPublished: 10/17/2006ISBN: 9781400079766Pages: 512Weight: 1.00lbsSize: 7.90h x 5.10w x 1.20dReview Citations: New York Times 11/26/2006 pg. 14Kliatt 03/01/2007 pg. 30Library Journal 10/23/2006

This dazzling anthology features the work of seventy-nine outstanding writers from all over the Arab-speaking world, from Morocco in the west to Iraq in the east, Syria in the north to Sudan in the south.


Edited by Denys Johnson-Davies, called by Edward Said "the leading Arabic-to-English translator of our time," 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. Among the Egyptian writers who laid the foundation for the Arabic literary renaissance are the great Tawfik al-Hakim; the short story pioneer Mahmoud Teymour; and Yusuf Idris, who embraced Egypt's vibrant spoken vernacular. An excerpt from the Sudanese writer Tayeb Salih's novel Season of Migration to the North, one of the Arab world's finest, appears alongside the Libyan writer Ibrahim al-Koni's tales of the Tuaregs of North Africa, the Iraqi writer Mohamed Khudayir's masterly story "Clocks Like Horses," and the work of such women writers as Lebanon's Hanan al-Shaykh and Morocco's Leila Abouzeid.



Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Denys Johnson-Davies
Publisher: Anchor Books
Published: 10/17/2006
ISBN: 9781400079766
Pages: 512
Weight: 1.00lbs
Size: 7.90h x 5.10w x 1.20d

Review Citations: New York Times 11/26/2006 pg. 14
Kliatt 03/01/2007 pg. 30
Library Journal 10/23/2006

This dazzling anthology features the work of seventy-nine outstanding writers from all over the Arab-speaking world, from Morocco in the west to Iraq in the east, Syria in the north to Sudan in the south.


Edited by Denys Johnson-Davies, called by Edward Said "the leading Arabic-to-English translator of our time," 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. Among the Egyptian writers who laid the foundation for the Arabic literary renaissance are the great Tawfik al-Hakim; the short story pioneer Mahmoud Teymour; and Yusuf Idris, who embraced Egypt's vibrant spoken vernacular. An excerpt from the Sudanese writer Tayeb Salih's novel Season of Migration to the North, one of the Arab world's finest, appears alongside the Libyan writer Ibrahim al-Koni's tales of the Tuaregs of North Africa, the Iraqi writer Mohamed Khudayir's masterly story "Clocks Like Horses," and the work of such women writers as Lebanon's Hanan al-Shaykh and Morocco's Leila Abouzeid.



Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Denys Johnson-Davies
Publisher: Anchor Books
Published: 10/17/2006
ISBN: 9781400079766
Pages: 512
Weight: 1.00lbs
Size: 7.90h x 5.10w x 1.20d

Review Citations: New York Times 11/26/2006 pg. 14
Kliatt 03/01/2007 pg. 30
Library Journal 10/23/2006