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The Resource Breaking knees : sixty-three very short stories from Syria, Zakaria Tamer ; translated from the Arabic by Ibrahim Muhawi

Breaking knees : sixty-three very short stories from Syria, Zakaria Tamer ; translated from the Arabic by Ibrahim Muhawi

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Breaking knees : sixty-three very short stories from Syria
Title
Breaking knees
Title remainder
sixty-three very short stories from Syria
Statement of responsibility
Zakaria Tamer ; translated from the Arabic by Ibrahim Muhawi
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ara
  • eng
Summary
Wry, satirical and bawdy, Tamer's stories are always informed by his dark view of humanity and of Syrian society in particular. Through these glimpses of corrupt, fearful lives under a violent dictatorship, it is possible to discern echoes of the storm that has brought Syria to near-disintegration. Tamer's stories explore taboos and power relations, bringing together religion, politics and sexuality (often all at once) and implying that these forms of oppression are connected. Unsentimental and brilliantly compressed, these sixty-three stories are the work of a virtuoso, and translator Ibrahim Muhawi has found exactly the right deadpan style with which to express them
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NLE
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Tāmir, Zakarīyā
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Arabic
Literary form
fiction
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1937-
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Muhawi, Ibrahim
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  • Tāmir, Zakarīyā
  • Syria
Target audience
adult
Label
Breaking knees : sixty-three very short stories from Syria, Zakaria Tamer ; translated from the Arabic by Ibrahim Muhawi
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Translated from the Arabic
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000059030353
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xiv, 191 pages
Isbn
9781902932453
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)946705151
Label
Breaking knees : sixty-three very short stories from Syria, Zakaria Tamer ; translated from the Arabic by Ibrahim Muhawi
Publication
Copyright
Note
Translated from the Arabic
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000059030353
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xiv, 191 pages
Isbn
9781902932453
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)946705151

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