Author Profile

Yusuf  Idris

Biography

Described by Tawfiq al-Hakim as ‘’the renovator and genius of the short story,’’ Yusuf Idris was one of the great figures of twentieth-century Arabic literature. He was born in 1927, graduated from medical college in 1951, and practiced medicine for several years. His first collection of stories was published in 1956. In 1960 he gave up medicine to become editor of the Cairo daily newspaper al-Gumhuriya, and he continued to write and publish prolifically until his death in 1991. R. Neil Hewison lives and works in Cairo.

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City of Love and Ashes ISBN 9789774245015
Hardbound
City of Love and Ashes ISBN 9789774246999
Paperback
Rings of Burnished Brass and other stories Paperback Tales of Encounter ISBN 9789774165627
Paperback
The Cheapest Nights and other stories ISBN 9789774242472
Paperback

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