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Alomar, Osama: Short stories. Selections.

The teeth of the comb : and other stories / Osama Alomar ; translated from the Arabic by C. J. Collins with the author.

Alomar, Osama, 1968- (författare, översättare)
Collins, C. J., 1977- (översättare)
ISBN 9780811226073
Publicerad: New York : New Directions Books, [2017]
Copyright: ©2017
Engelska 102 pages
Serie: New Directions paperbook ; 1370
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  • Journey of Life -- Bitter Cold -- The Knife -- Freedom of Expression -- Swamp -- Compression -- On Top of the Pyramid -- Don't Give Up the Fight -- The Sold Nations -- The Diamond and the Coal -- Psychological Barrier -- Descender! -- Closing the Blinds -- Insults -- Bag of the Nation -- They Stick Out Their Tongues at Me! -- Bowed Heads -- The Beauty of Youth -- Love Letter -- A Taste -- The Smells -- Nests -- Quicksand -- The Feather and the Wind -- Black Holes -- Free Elections -- Warm and Cold -- Humility and Arrogance -- Circumstances -- The Emerald -- The Light of Hope -- Insult -- The Waist and the Mind -- The Earthquake -- The Dream -- War -- Vision -- Emptying Out Sorrows -- The Strongest -- Ants -- The Door -- The God of Virtues -- The Search -- The Temple -- The Star Messenger -- Purity -- An Unusual Gathering -- Suspect Seeds -- Mutiny -- The Garlic and the Flower -- O Nothing -- Lightning and Thunder -- Leaning on a Bone -- The Price of Perfume -- No Breathing -- The Big Truck -- The Blazing Planet -- A Moment of Dignity -- Meeting -- Partial Paralysis -- Rectangular Table -- A Handkerchief of Freedom -- Struggle of Opposites -- Tears Without a Flame -- Soul Ash -- Question Mark -- Whoever is Happy -- Wolves and Sheep -- The Shadow -- Never Been Touched -- The Sword and the Snakes -- Handicap -- Bleeding -- The Greatest Mountain -- The Fingers of Dynamite -- Journey to Me -- Barbed Wire -- The Boot -- Man -- The Whirlwind and the Stream -- The Shining Idea -- Horses -- Thread of Light -- The Kinds of Flowers -- Convoy -- The Swamp and the Stream -- Darkness of Man -- Hospitality -- Hell Between Two Heavens -- The Pearl of the Moment -- The Dark Side -- Flag of Surrender -- Arrest -- The Name -- The Fingernail -- The Dairy Woman -- Fate -- Why Don't Women Lay Eggs? -- Man and the Law of Nature -- Who Deserves a Muzzle? -- Zebra Running on Two Legs -- Who Leads Whom -- The Harshness of the Sun -- Who's the Best? -- They Don't Know How to Bark -- Greatest Creatures -- Arrogance -- Get On Before Me? -- A Bomb in the Traditions -- Embrace -- Lost Opportunities -- The Faithful Friend -- From the Depths of the Future -- Peace Agreement -- Flowers of Different Classes -- The Flag and the Fire -- Journey -- Insult -- Human Malice -- Trying to Pass -- Bone Separation -- When the Sparrow Was Imprisoned -- Stones -- The Light and the Pupil -- A Bag of Poverty -- Giant Flute -- Closed Society -- A Weak Point -- Do Not Forget the Poor -- Employee's Paycheck -- The Stake -- The Cage -- The Souls of Flowers -- Respect -- Hooray -- Why Do They Hit Us Against One Another? -- The Flowery Day -- The Beautiful Face -- The Hedgehog and the Snake -- Strength -- The Head of Hair and the Guillotine -- Interior Renovation -- Between the Donkey and the Horse -- Tree -- Homeless Buildings -- Fuel -- Human Destiny -- Kicks -- The Beast -- The Forbidden Doll -- The Dog and the Nation -- The Veil -- Marriage -- Two Cars -- The Broken Diamond -- Honeyed Words -- Evil Twins -- The Sorrows of the Empty Pen -- Enemies -- The Ship -- The Teeth of the Comb -- We Won't Surrender.
  • Personified animals (snakes, wolves, sheep), natural things (a swamp, a lake, a rainbow, trees), mankind's creations (trucks, swords, zeroes) are all characters in The Teeth of the Comb. They aspire, they plot, they hope, they destroy, they fail, they love. These wonderful small stories animate new realities and make us see our reality anew. Reading Alomar's sly moral fables and sharp political allegories, the reader always sits up a little straighter, and a little wiser. Here is the title story: Some of the teeth of the comb were envious of the class differences that exist between humans. They strived desperately to increase their height, and, when they succeeded, began to look with disdain on their colleagues below. After a little while the comb's owner felt a desire to comb his hair. But when he found the comb in this state he threw it in the garbage. 


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FICTION  -- Literary. (bisacsh)
FICTION  -- Short Stories (single author) (bisacsh)
POETRY  -- Middle Eastern. (bisacsh)


Short stories.  (gsafd)
Fiction.  (fast)
Short stories.  (fast)
Fables.  (lcgft)
Short stories.  (lcgft)
Short stories. 


PJ7914.L586 (LCC)
892.7/37 (DDC)
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