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Breaking Knees: Modern Arabic Short Stories from Syria Paperback – Jun 1 2008

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 178 pages
  • Publisher: Garnet Publishing (June 1 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1859642039
  • ISBN-13: 978-1859642030
  • Product Dimensions: 1.3 x 13.3 x 21.6 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 318 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,890,878 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"Ibrahim Muhawi provides an excellent introduction and an impeccably sensitive translation. [Tamer] is an important and highly significant writer and this translation of Breaking Knees is a fine example of his work.", The London Magazine

About the Author

Syrian author ZAKARIA TAMER is acknowledged as one of the greatest writers of the modern Arab world. His writing covers a range of literary forms, but his literary stature and influence rest on the type of very short story included in this work. His work has been translated into many languages.

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Enjoyable short short stories with wonderful twists and turns June 23 2015
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A friend recommended this book to me and I was pleasantly surprised and also impressed with the translation. The short stories in this collection sometimes take your breath away with their brevity, twists and surprises. On the other hand, they also make you chuckle or shake your head. I very much liked the way Tamer portrays women in his stories - they are bold, courageous and sometimes full of mischief. The perfect book of short stories for a reader who leads a busy life.