Journals Higher Education



15 February 2012

256 Pages

6x9 inches

ISBN: 9789774164477

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Sixty Years of Egyptian Short Stories

Edited and Translated by Denys Johnson-Davies

A Publication of The American University in Cairo Press

Award-winning translator of Arabic literature Denys Johnson-Davies presents an anthology of short stories covering sixty years of Egypt in the turbulent 20th Century.

Short story writing in Egypt was still in its infancy when Denys Johnson-Davies, described by Edward Said as "the leading Arabic-English translator of our time," arrived in Cairo as a young man in the 1940s. Nevertheless, he was immediately impressed by such writing talents of the time as Mahmoud Teymour, Yahya Hakki, Yusuf Gohar, and the future Nobel literature laureate Naguib Mahfouz, and he set about translating their works for local English-language periodicals of the time.


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