Modern Arabic Short Stories : A Bilingual Reader, Paperback

Modern Arabic Short Stories : A Bilingual Reader Paperback

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This work features twelve stories by contemporary masters from Morocco to Iraq.

The twelve stories collected here are by leading authors of the short story form in the Middle East today.

In addition to works by writers already well-known in the West such as "Idwar al-Kharrat", "Fuad al-Takarli" and Nobel Prize-winning "Naguib Mahfouz", key authors whose fame has hitherto been restricted to the Middle East are also included.

This bilingual reader is ideal for students of Arabic as well as lovers of literature who wish to broaden their appreciation of the work of Middle Eastern writers.

The collection features stories in both English and Arabic, prefaced by a brief author biography plus notes on context and background.

Each story is followed by a glossary and discussion of problematic language points.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 296 pages
  • Publisher: Saqi Books
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  • Category: Anthologies (non-poetry)
  • ISBN: 9780863564369



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A lot more interesting than most textbooks! If you are studying Arabic at an advanced level, then you'll probably enjoy these short stories. The page by page translation makes it easy to pick up the gist, although the translation is quite loose.