A selection of modern short stories was written in 1944, during WWII, by Mahmud Taymur (1894 – 1973), an Egyptian author from a family of literates: his father Ahmed Taymur
Pasha (1871-1930) was a well known writer and researcher of Arabic heritage, his aunt Aisha al- Taymouri (1840-1903) was a pioneering Arabic female poet, his brother Muhammad Taymour (1892-1921) authored the first short story in the Arabic literature.
Mahmud Taymur wrote novels, stories and was a keen researcher of the Arabic language.
He attended conferences in the Arab and the Western world and received several prices for his work.
The short stories of this book are written in Taymour’s crisp language, where the author presents his concern of various unpredictable levels of the human mind.
Worldcat lists one institutional example (National Library of Israel).
References: OCLC 1041875854.
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