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Author Nāṣirī, Buthaynah.

Title Final night : short stories / Buthaina Al Nasiri ; translated by Denys Johnson-Davies

Edition First paperback edition. [International version]
Published Cairo ; New York : American University in Cairo Press, [2008, 2002]
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Description 1 online resource (vi, 124 pages)
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Series Modern Arabic literature
Modern Arabic literature.
Contents Final night -- Circus dog -- The mansion -- The return of the prisoner -- Daily report -- I've been here before -- All this land -- A time for waiting -- The story of Samah -- The boat -- Man and woman -- Why don't we go more to the sea? -- Omar's hen -- Homecoming -- The man who made changes -- Death of the sea god
Summary "Love and death and the passage between entry into the world and exit from it are the focus of this collection of short stories. Buthaina Al Nasiri is an Iraqi author who has lived in Cairo since 1979. Despite this physical and temporal distance from her homeland, much of her material derives from it and many of the stories in this collection reflect her deeply felt nostalgia for Iraq. In contrast to many contemporary female writers, she confesses to being less interested in the position of women in society than in that of people in general and the sufferings they experience between birth and the end of life. None the less, some of her best stories depict the many-colored relationships that exist between the sexes. Buthaina Al Nasiri's work has been widely translated into European languages, but this is the first volume of her stories to appear in English, for which renowned translator Denys Johnson-Davies has selected work from a career of short-story writing spanning some thirty years."--Publisher's description
Notes "First published in Arabic in 1974, 1977, 1995, and 1998."
"Modern Arabic stories"--Cover
Short stories
In English translated from the Arabic
Description based on print version record
Subject Death -- Fiction.
Life -- Fiction.
Man-woman relationships -- Fiction.
Short stories, Arabic -- Translations into English.
Genre/Form Fiction.
Short stories.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1617971456 (electronic bk)
1936190370 (electronic bk)
9781617971457 (electronic bk)
9781936190379 (electronic bk)