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Author Shāhīn, Muḥammad.

Title The modern Arabic short story : Shahrazad returns / Mohammad Shaheen
Edition Second edition, revised and expanded
Published New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2002


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 MELB  897.7301 M5592/M 2002  AVAILABLE
Description xiv, 285 pages ; 22 cm
Contents Machine derived contents note: Table of contents for The modern Arabic short story : Shahrazad returns / Mohammad Shaheen. -- Bibliographic record and links to related information available from the Library of Congress catalog -- Information from electronic data provided by the publisher. May be incomplete or contain other coding. -- Part I: A Critical Study -- The Situation of the Short Story -- Sindbad -- The Other Voyage -- The Old Sindbad: An Image of Fellowship and Settlement -- The Modern Sindbad: A Portrait of a Bleak House -- The Sindbad Poetry of the Short Story -- Towards a Modern Sensibility -- 'Sindbad the Porter': A House with a View -- 'The Faces of Sindbad': A House in Exile -- 'Sindbad on His Eighth Voyage': A House Restored -- 'The Sindbad City': Out of Place -- 'The Seven Voyages of Sindbad': A Nightmare Voyage -- 'Abd Allah Samsa in Waqwaq Island': Sindbad Persecuted -- 'Sindbad' from 'Old Sorrows -- Five Tales from The Arabian Nights Sindbad on Sale -- Shahrazad: The Eternal Perspective -- 'Spring in the Ashes': The Hope of Regeneration -- 'The Blue Charm and the Return of Jubaynah': The Vision of Return -- 'The Orphans' Cow': Alienation and Dream -- 'Abu-Zayd Surrenders': Struggle for Survival -- 'Shatir Hasan and the Season of Drought': Surviving the Struggle -- Aladdin's Lamp without Oil -- 'Night 1002': Mirror with No Light -- 'An Oil Slick': A Broken Mirror on the Sea -- 'Antarah Ibn Zabibah: Faris without Furusiyyah -- Part II: A Selection of Texts -- 'The Death of Sindbad--Michael 'Aflaq -- 'Sindbad and His Mistress--Michael 'Aflaq -- 'Sindbad the Porter'--Najib Surur -- 'Sindbad on His Eighth Voyage'--Khalil Hawi -- 'The Sindbad City'--Badr al-Sayyab -- 'Abd Allah Samsa in Waqwaq Island'--Mustafa al-Masnawi -- 'Sindbad' from 'Old Sorrows -- Five Tales from the Arabian Nights'--Mohammad al-Mansi Qandi -- 'Spring in the Ashes'--Zakariyya Tamir -- 'The Blue Charm and the Return of Jubaynah'--Emile Habibi -- 'The Orphan's Cow'--Mahmud Shuqair -- 'Abu-Zayd Surrenders'--Hassan Muhassib -- 'Shatir Hassan and the Season of Drought'--Akram Haniyyah -- 'Night 1002'--Riyad al-Marzuqi -- 'An Oil Slick'--Sulayman Shatti -- 'Antarah Ibn Zabibah--Faysal Khartash -- Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Short stories, Arabic History and criticism, Arabic fiction 20th century History and criticism
Summary "This fully revised second edition of The Modern Arabic Short Story is a unique anthology offering English translations of previously unavailable Arabic texts. Many of the short stories gathered in this volume are translated here for the first time. The stories are complemented by a set of critical essays and commentaries drawing out the themes and methods of these short story writers, pointing to the deeper cultural and political significance of these works. Shaheen examines the issue of censorship and the impact of this on individual writers, looking at the ways in which folktale and allegory are used to negotiate the censor. Each story has been beautifully translated and carefully collected in this unique updated edition. The Modern Arabic Short Story provides a valuable introduction and overview of this classical form of storytelling."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Arabic fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Short stories, Arabic -- History and criticism.
LC no. 2002074819
ISBN 0333641361
033364137X (paperback)