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Arab Book Design / Literature: بنت الشيطان وقصص أخرى



[Devil’s Daughter and Other Stories]


Short stories in Arabic language written in Cairo during WWII by an Egyptian writer Mahmud Taymur and ornated with a stunning cover design


8°. 150 pp., [2], original illustrated card wrappers (wrappers rubbed on the corners and stained on the back cover, small old annotation on the title page, in a read condition).

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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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