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Denys Johnson-Davies (1922–2017)

Forfatter af The Anchor Book of Modern Arabic Fiction

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Denys Johnson-Davies was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada on June 21, 1922. He received a degree in Arabic from St. Catharine's College, Cambridge. During World War II, he joined the Arabic section of the BBC. After the war, he moved to Cairo and taught translation at the British vis mere Institute. He translated more than 30 Arabic novels, short-story collections, and anthologies including Modern Arabic Short Stories, The Time and the Place and Other Stories, The Journey of Ibn Fattouma, Arabian Nights and Days, Echoes of an Autobiography, Under the Naked Sky: Short Stories from the Arab World, and Homecoming: 60 Years of Egyptian Short Stories. He also wrote books for children, a memoir entitled Memories in Translation: A Life Between the Lines of Arabic Literature, and a collection of his own writing entitled Fate of a Prisoner and Other Stories. He died on May 22, 2017 at the age of 94. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre

Værker af Denys Johnson-Davies

The Anchor Book of Modern Arabic Fiction (2006) — Redaktør — 102 eksemplarer
Goha The Wise Fool (2005) 78 eksemplarer
Modern Arabic Short Stories (1967) — Redaktør — 43 eksemplarer
Under the Naked Sky: Short Stories from the Arab World (2000) — Redaktør — 27 eksemplarer
Egyptian Short Stories (1978) — Redaktør; Oversætter — 24 eksemplarer
Arabic Short Stories (1983) — Redaktør; Oversætter — 22 eksemplarer
In a Fertile Desert: Modern Writing from the United Arab Emirates (2000) — Redaktør; Oversætter — 16 eksemplarer
Folk tales of Egypt (1993) 13 eksemplarer
The Island of Animals (1994) 9 eksemplarer
Stories from the Arab Past (1997) 9 eksemplarer
Homecoming: Sixty Years of Egyptian Short Stories (Modern Arabic Literature) (2012) — Redaktør; Oversætter — 9 eksemplarer
Egyptian One-Act Plays (1981) 7 eksemplarer
Rumi: Poet and Sage (1997) 7 eksemplarer
Tales from Syria (2003) 7 eksemplarer
Seif Bin Ziyazin: Desert Fox (1996) 6 eksemplarer
Tales from Sudan (1998) 6 eksemplarer
The Jar of Olives (2002) 5 eksemplarer
Three Men from Baghdad (2003) 3 eksemplarer
Fate of a Prisoner (2000) 3 eksemplarer
Open Season in Beirut (2010) 2 eksemplarer
The Two Abdullahs (2004) 2 eksemplarer
Ali Baba and the Forty Robbers (1997) 2 eksemplarer
The Alleyways of Cairo (2005) 2 eksemplarer
The Woodcutter (Tales of Arabia) (2006) 2 eksemplarer
The Tale of Two Donkeys (2006) 2 eksemplarer
Foxy Tales (2008) 2 eksemplarer
An-Nawawi´s Hadith 1 eksemplar
Forty Hadith Qudsi 1 eksemplar
The Acrobats of Marrakesh (2004) 1 eksemplar
A Pair of Hoopoes (2009) 1 eksemplar
The Magic Horse (2003) 1 eksemplar
The Cat and the Artist (2003) 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

Season of Migration to the North (1966) — Oversætter, nogle udgaver1,660 eksemplarer
Arabian Nights and Days (1995) — Oversætter, nogle udgaver790 eksemplarer
The Wedding of Zein and Other Stories (1966) — Oversætter, nogle udgaver259 eksemplarer
Distant View of a Minaret and Other Stories (1983) — Oversætter, nogle udgaver; Introduktion, nogle udgaver193 eksemplarer
Fate of a Cockroach and Other Plays (1973) — Oversætter, nogle udgaver28 eksemplarer
Fate of a Cockroach — Oversætter, nogle udgaver1 eksemplar

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Marrakesh, Morocco
Cairo, Egypt
London, England, UK
Uganda (vis alle 7)
Cambridge University
Crociani, Paola (wife)
Kort biografi
Denys Johnson-Davies was an author and one of the pre-eminent translators of Arabic fiction into English, including many of the Nobel-Prize-winning author Naguib Mahfouz. Born in Canada, Johnson-Davies studied in London and Cambridge before moving to Cairo.





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