El-Moskey : A Collection of Short Stories

El-Moskey : A Collection of Short Stories


49 Pages


This book is a collection of seven short stories. They tackle events from the past and present, but they are all contemporary in either form or content. The first three stories
"El-Moskey", "Notron Valley" and "Beyond the High Heels" belong to magic realistic literature where the strange is being naturalized; and so, it resolves within the realistic
context of the stories. Moreover, these stories highlight local and national elements like the myths of Anti-Christ, the Pharaonic Anubis, and Quais and Laila to challenge the
west which had formerly colonized Egypt. On the contrary, "The Broken Wing" is a realistic story that treats marital relationship in the age of globalization where woman
undergoes certain changes: she criticizes the barren customs and traditions in her society, challenges man when he oppresses her and strives to assert her identity. Besides, "The Spinster" is a surrealistic story that discusses friendship and treason in an imaginative way and shows physical metamorphosis as an uncanny feature in the text. Finally, the last two stories "The Fortuneteller" and "Kosher Food!" assert the virtue of religious tolerance and highlight Judaism as a holy celestial religion despite the Arabs’
hatred of the Zionist thought.



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Published 01 January 2010
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EAN13 9796500156866
Language English

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