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The Modern Arabic Short Story : Shahrazad Returns - Mohammad Shaheen

The Modern Arabic Short Story

Shahrazad Returns


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This fully revised second edition of "The Modern Arabic Short Story" is a unique anthology offering English translations of previously unavailable Arabic texts. 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.

Reviews of previous edition 'Shaheen does well to draw attention to the increasingly close links which have developed between poetry and the short story, both in their use of myth and folklore, and in the general development of the language of literature. These translations have genuine literary quality, and those of Kahlil Hawi's poem and Zakariyya Tamir's Spring in the Ashes deserve special plaudits'. - Dr Robin Ostle, St John's College Oxford for The Times Higher Education Supplement 10.11.89 'This book has important positive features: Professor Shaheen has avoided writing a conventional critical survey, raised vital literary critical issues, and commented on specific texts'. - The Journal of Semitic Studies Vol.36, No.1, Spring 1991.

Preface to the First Editionp. xi
Preface to the Second Editionp. xiii
Introduction to the First Editionp. 1
Introduction to the Second Editionp. 11
A Critical Studyp. 17
The Situation of the Short Storyp. 19
Sindbad: The Other Voyagep. 41
The Old Sindbad: An Image of Fellowship and Settlementp. 41
The Modern Sindbad: A Portrait of a Bleak Housep. 50
The Sindbad Poetry of the Short Storyp. 57
Towards a Modern Sensibilityp. 63
'Sindbad the Porter': A House with a Viewp. 70
'The Faces of Sindbad': A House in Exilep. 76
'Sindbad on his Eighth Voyage': A House Restoredp. 81
'The Sindbad City': Out of Placep. 88
'The Seven Voyages of Sindbad': A Nightmare Voyagep. 92
'Abd Allah Samsa in Waqwaq Island': Sindbad Persecutedp. 100
'Sindbad' from 'Old Sorrows; Five Tales from The Arabian Nights': Sindbad on Salep. 104
Shahrazad: The Eternal Perspectivep. 113
'Spring in the Ashes': The Hope of Regenerationp. 113
'The Blue Charm and the Return of Jubaynah': The Vision of Returnp. 117
'The Orphans' Cow': Alienation and Dreamp. 121
'Abu-Zayd Surrenders': Struggle for Survivalp. 123
'Shatir Hasan and the Season of Drought': Surviving the Strugglep. 128
Aladdin's Lamp without Oilp. 135
'Night 1002': Mirror with no Lightp. 135
"An Oil Slick': A Broken Mirror on the Seap. 137
"Antarah Ibn Zabibah': Faris without Furusiyyahp. 143
Conclusionp. 151
A Selection of Textsp. 159
'The Death of Sindbad'p. 161
'Sindbad and his Mistress'p. 167
'Sindbad the Porter'p. 171
'Sindbad on his Eighth Voyage'p. 179
'The Sindbad City'p. 191
''Abd Allah Samsa in Waqwaq Island'p. 197
'Sindbad' from 'Old Sorrows; Five Tales from The Arabian Nights'p. 205
'Spring in the Ashes'p. 209
'The Blue Charm and the Return of Jubaynah'p. 215
'The Orphans' Cow'p. 221
'Abu-Zayd Surrenders'p. 227
'Shatir Hasan and the Season of Drought'p. 237
'Night 1002'p. 243
'An Oil Slick'p. 247
'Antarah Ibn Zabibah'p. 263
Glossaryp. 277
Bibliographyp. 279
Indexp. 283
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ISBN: 9780333641361
ISBN-10: 0333641361
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 285
Published: 3rd October 2002
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.5
Edition Number: 2