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Author: Denys Johnson-Davies
ISBN13: 978-0435994181
Title: Egyptian One Act Plays
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Language: English
Category: Dramas and Plays
Publisher: Heinemann Educ. (November 16, 1981)
Pages: 118

Egyptian One Act Plays by Denys Johnson-Davies

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International Standard Book Number (ISBN): 9789774164477. International Standard Book Number (ISBN): 9774164474. Personal Name: Johnson-Davies, Denys. Uniform Title: Modern Arabic literature.

He translated stories, novels, plays and poetry, first at his own expense and later with a return that barely covered the costs of paper and ink. Where would the cultural world be without its translators? he wrote. The award of the Nobel prize in literature in 1988 to the Egyptian novelist Naguib Mahfouz helped increase awareness of Arabic literature, but the awarding committee had known Mahfouz’s work only through English and French translations. The following year Denys was awarded the Sheikh Zayed book award as cultural personality of the year. His life also included a spiritual odyssey.

Denys Johnson-Davies. Without Denys, it’s not likely Yahia Hakki (1905-1992) - an important writer of the early twentieth century, would ever have been translated into English. This collection brings together four of Hakki’s works of humor and sympathy: Story in the Form of a Petition, Mother of the Destitute, A Story from Prison, and the titular novella, The Lamp of Umm Hashim. Denys Johnson-Davies. Although Denys is remembered as a translator of Egyptian literature, he also translated great writers from other countries, including Syrian short-story writer Zakariya Tamer. Of the two one-act plays in this collection, The Donkey Market shows his deftness at turning a traditional folk tale into a hilarious stage comedy. 10) Houses Behind the Trees, by Mohamed Bisatie, trans. At the inaugural International Prize for Arabic Fiction.

Denys Johnson-Davies (Arabic: دنيس جونسون ديڤيز) (also known as Abdul Wadud) was an eminent Arabic-to-English literary translator who translated, inter alia, several works by Nobel Prize-winning Egyptian author Naguib Mahfouz, Sudanese author Tayeb Salih, Palestinian poet Mahmud Darwish and Syrian author Zakaria Tamer.

Egyptian One-Act Plays 4 copies. Seif Bin Ziyazin: Desert Fox 4 copies. Denys Johnson-Davies was an author and one of the pre-eminent translators of Arabic fiction into English, including many of the Nobel-Prize-winning author Naguib Mahfouz. Born in Canada, Johnson-Davies studied in London and Cambridge before moving to Cairo. Disambiguation notice. Denys Johnson-Davies is currently considered a "single author. If one or more works are by a distinct, homonymous authors, go ahead and split the author. Denys Johnson-Davies is composed of 3 names. You can examine and separate out names.

Denys Johnson-Davies, in Egyptian One-Act Plays, Arab Authors Series 18. London: Heinemann, 1981, 101-118. The Donkey Market trans. Roger Allen, Arab World October-February 1971-72, 20-28. reprinted in Small Planet, New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1975, 70-81. Fate of a Cockroach and Other Plays trans. Denys Johnson- Davies, Arab Authors Series 1. London: Heinemann, 1973. Fate of a Cokcroach, The Song of Death, The Sultan's Dilemma, Not a Thing out of Place. Atiya, Cairo: General Egyptian Book Organization, 1990. Al-Siba& Murad, "Al-Insan wa-al-mawt,' Al-Mawqif al-adabi Jan. 1973, 54-58.

Denys Johnson-Davies (Arabic: دنيس جونسون ديڤيز) (1922-2017) was an eminent Arabic-to-English literary translator who has translated, inter alia, several works by Nobel Prize-winning Egyptian author Naguib Mahfouz, Sudanese author Tayeb Salih, Palestinian poet Mahmud Darwish and Syrian author Zakaria Tamer.

Denys Johnson Davies (1922-2017) was an acclaimed and hugely influential Arabic literary translator. Cathy Costain, Head of Arts at the British Council Egypt, reflects on an extraordinary life. Denys carried on reading and meeting his book-world friends until right before his death, and the outpouring of love and respect since then has reminded everyone how truly unique he was and how vital his contribution to the world of Arabic literature in translation has been. You can read a full obituary detailing Denys’ life and work by his old friend, former British Council Director Syria, Peter Clark, here. Denys Johnson-Davies was a pioneering Arabic literary translator including of Naguib Mahfouz, the Egyptian novelist who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1988.