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The Resource Distant train : a novel, Ibrahim Abdel Megid ; translated from the Arabic by Hosam M. Aboul-Ela

Distant train : a novel, Ibrahim Abdel Megid ; translated from the Arabic by Hosam M. Aboul-Ela

Label
Distant train : a novel
Title
Distant train
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Ibrahim Abdel Megid ; translated from the Arabic by Hosam M. Aboul-Ela
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ara
  • eng
Summary
The idle inhabitants of a remote train station settlement in Egypt's western desert wait desperately for a train to arrive. Imbued with magical, and quasi-messianic qualities, as well as the promise of jobs, the train vexes in its absencef̮laming balls fly through doorways; an enchanted golden sea bass jumps from the air; Zeidan, a village elder, is seduced by a jinn (genie, evocative of Arabian Nights); Suad, a young widow, bares her bosom, inspiring men to madness and murder
Member of
Storyline
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
163260
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
,Abd al-Majid, Ibrahim
Dewey number
892.7/36
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Aboul-Ela, Hosam M
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Middle East literature in translation
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Railroad stations
  • Human settlements
  • Desert people
  • Egypt
Label
Distant train : a novel, Ibrahim Abdel Megid ; translated from the Arabic by Hosam M. Aboul-Ela
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip076/2006101394.html
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Translation of "Masafat"
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
vii, 206 pages
Isbn
9780815608592
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2006101394
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)76961358
  • ocm76961358
  • OCoLC
Label
Distant train : a novel, Ibrahim Abdel Megid ; translated from the Arabic by Hosam M. Aboul-Ela
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip076/2006101394.html
Publication
Copyright
Note
Translation of "Masafat"
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
vii, 206 pages
Isbn
9780815608592
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2006101394
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)76961358
  • ocm76961358
  • OCoLC

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