The Tale of the Old Fisherman: Contemporary Urdu Short Stories

The Tale of the Old Fisherman Contemporary Urdu Short Stories These stories set in modern Pakistan aim to capture the Urdu literary tradition telling close personal tales of family relationships love spirituality dreams and the interactions between memb

  • Title: The Tale of the Old Fisherman: Contemporary Urdu Short Stories
  • Author: Muhammad Umar Memon
  • ISBN: 9780894106828
  • Page: 426
  • Format: Paperback
  • These 12 stories set in modern Pakistan aim to capture the Urdu literary tradition, telling close, personal tales of family relationships, love, spirituality, dreams, and the interactions between members of different races and religions.

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    1. It took over ten years to bring this volume of translated Urdu short stories into being. Ursula Le Guin was one of the editors who helped in bringing these stories to readers, and I am a bit sad to see them so unnoted at . An eye to the small detail and an attentive ear to the kind of conversation and "thinking out loud" that would be excluded from Western writing make this collection very Urdu. Memon explains that "fiction as we know it in the West is a recent and entirely derivative phenomenon [...]

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