Arab Today, arab today arabic literature is there for whoever has the talent
Last Updated : GMT 01:44:06
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today

Arabic literature is there for whoever has the talent

Arab Today, arab today

Arab Today, arab today Arabic literature is there for whoever has the talent

Cairo - Arabstoday

The award-winning translator Denys Johnson-Davis had a book signing in the prestigious and historical Café Riche in downtown Cairo, where Johnson-Davis used to meet the late Nobel laureate novelist Naguib Mahfouz. Homecoming, an anthology of Arabic literature, contains some 50 short stories of many Egyptian writers and it covers the country’s literature in the 20th century. At the event on Sunday, Johnson-Davis said it does not simply cover a temporal period, but also gathers most of the literary spectrums of Egyptian literature in the past century. Some of the writers, who have some translated works in Johsnpon’s anthology book, were at the event like Bahaa Taher and Mekkawi Saied. The short stories were selected and translated by Johnson-Davis who has translated the essential works of Naguib Mahfouz and many other renowned Egyptian writers. The book is a tribute to these writers, which in addition to Mahfouz includes Yehia Hakki, Youssef Idris, and later writers such as Mohamed El-Bisatie, Said El-Kafrawi, Bahaa Taher, and Radwa Ashour, as well as new young contemporary writers like Hamdy El-Gazzar, Mansoura Ez Eldin, and Youssef Rakha. As some of the audience suggested, the book is also a tribute to Johnson’s long career. Davis has a long history with Arabic literature goes back to the 1940s when he first came to Cairo. He decided to translate into English the works of Mahmoud Taymour and Yehia Hakki among others at a time when translating Arabic literature was not very popular and even practically non-existent. This was before Arabic literature got international recognition after Naguib Mahfouz became the first, and until now, the only writer to win the Nobel Prize for literature in 1988. Throughout his long career, which spans over 60 years, Johnson-Davis has produced more that 30 translated volumes of Arabic modern literature including The Essential Naguib Mahfouz (AUC Press, 2007), The Essential Tawfiq al-Hakim (AUC Press, 2008) and The Essential Yusuf Idris (AUC Press, 2009). At the event, Johnson- Davis said a few words to stress the advanced position of Arabic literature and marking the need for talent to translate it: “Arabic literature is there for whoever has the talent.” The title Homecoming is drawn from one of the short stories included in the book.

arabstoday
arabstoday

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today arabic literature is there for whoever has the talent Arab Today, arab today arabic literature is there for whoever has the talent

 



Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today arabic literature is there for whoever has the talent Arab Today, arab today arabic literature is there for whoever has the talent

 



Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Arab tradition glitters in Colombia

GMT 12:59 2017 Thursday ,19 October

Arab tradition glitters in Colombia
Arab Today, arab today Second US judge orders freeze

GMT 08:04 2017 Thursday ,19 October

Second US judge orders freeze
Arab Today, arab today Etiquette expert underlines importance of gifts

GMT 17:52 2017 Sunday ,03 September

Etiquette expert underlines importance of gifts
Arab Today, arab today Silent Republicans have their reasons

GMT 16:55 2017 Thursday ,19 October

Silent Republicans have their reasons
Arab Today, arab today Hiring not part of Alibaba pledge

GMT 11:26 2017 Wednesday ,18 October

Hiring not part of Alibaba pledge
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Sidem reveals plan to improve education

GMT 15:52 2017 Friday ,06 October

Sidem reveals plan to improve education
Arab Today, arab today Ex-French minister Dati wants tough action

GMT 10:54 2017 Thursday ,19 October

Ex-French minister Dati wants tough action
Arab Today, arab today Massacre fears spark race

GMT 19:09 2017 Thursday ,19 October

Massacre fears spark race
Arab Today, arab today The history of solar eclipses

GMT 05:16 2017 Sunday ,20 August

The history of solar eclipses
Arab Today, arab today Mercedes says recalls 400,000 UK cars

GMT 06:56 2017 Tuesday ,17 October

Mercedes says recalls 400,000 UK cars
Arab Today, arab today Britain's Vauxhall to cut 400 jobs

GMT 10:53 2017 Sunday ,15 October

Britain's Vauxhall to cut 400 jobs
Arab Today, arab today Hussein Fahmy happy for honoring in festival

GMT 07:47 2017 Tuesday ,17 October

Hussein Fahmy happy for honoring in festival
Arab Today, arab today Climate-disrupting volcanoes helped topple

GMT 16:00 2017 Wednesday ,18 October

Climate-disrupting volcanoes helped topple

GMT 09:31 2017 Monday ,16 October

Dalal Abdel Aziz happy for “Seventh Neighbor”

GMT 18:15 2017 Monday ,16 October

British actress becomes fifth woman

GMT 18:29 2017 Sunday ,03 September

Designer produced new set of ornaments

GMT 05:11 2017 Tuesday ,17 October

Three killed, 360,000 without power

GMT 10:46 2017 Saturday ,05 August

Nanis reveals simple ideas for home renovation

GMT 23:42 2017 Monday ,16 October

Better Marriages Make

GMT 06:52 2017 Monday ,16 October

Airbus CEO says won't cling to job

GMT 17:12 2017 Monday ,07 August

Al-Shawaifi reveals secrets of total solar eclipse

GMT 20:46 2017 Thursday ,19 October

Qualcomm files lawsuits in China to ban iPhones

GMT 19:29 2017 Tuesday ,29 August

Yomna: decoration leaved positive effects
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
 
 Arab Today Facebook,arab today facebook  Arab Today Twitter,arab today twitter Arab Today Rss,arab today rss  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday
بناية النخيل - رأس النبع _ خلف السفارة الفرنسية _بيروت - لبنان
arabstoday, Arabstoday, Arabstoday