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Modern Arabic Short Stories

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Modern Arabic Short Stories, selected and translated by Denys Johnson-Davies, is a selection by contemporary authors from several Arab lands including Egypt, Lebanon, Syria, and Iraq. They represent an interesting phase in the overall continuing resurgence of Arabic literature and give some indication of the way Arab men and women view the modern world.


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Published (first published 1967)
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Denys Johnson-Davies (Arabic: دنيس جونسون ديڤيز) is an eminent Arabic-to-English literary translator who has translated, inter alia, several works by Nobel Prize-winning Egyptian author Naguib Mahfouz, Sudanese author Tayeb Salih, Palestinian poet Mahmud Darwish and Syrian author Zakaria Tamer.

Davies, referred to as “the leading Arabic-English translator of our time” by the late Edward Said, has t
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