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Author Maʻrūf, Māzin author

Title Jokes for the gunmen / Mazen Maarouf ; translated from the Arabic by Jonathan Wright
Published London : Granta, 2019


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  897.806 M1118 A6/J3W  AVAILABLE
Description 162 pages ; 20 cm
Contents Jokes for the gunmen -- Matador -- Gramophone -- Cinema -- Biscuits -- A joke -- The angel of death -- Other-people's-dreams syndrome -- Aquarium -- Portion of jam -- Curtain -- Juan and Ausa
Summary "A brilliant collection of fictions in the vein of Roald Dahl, Etgar Keret and Amy Hempel. These are stories of what the world looks like from a child's pure but sometimes vengeful or muddled perspective. These are stories of life in a war zone, life peppered by surreal mistakes, tragic accidents and painful encounters. These are stories of fantasist matadors, lost limbs and perplexed voyeurs. This is a collection about sex, death and the all-important skill of making life into a joke."--Publisher description
Subject Maʻrūf, Māzin -- Translations into English.
Short stories, Arabic. -- 21st century -- Translations into English.
Genre/Form Translations.
Short stories.
Short stories, Arabic.
Author Wright, Jonathan, 1953- translator
LC no. 2018493830
ISBN 9781846276675 (paperback)
1846276675 (paperback)
Other Titles Nukāt lil-musallaḥīn. English