Interlink Books
1-800-238-LINK About Interlink Free Catalog How to Order Contact Us Checkout

 

advanced search
What's New
Fall 2018
Just Published
Forthcoming Titles
Categories
Gift Ideas by Region-> (222)
Photography (8)
Textiles-> (46)
History & Politics-> (473)
World Travel-> (727)
International Cooking-> (142)
World Literature-> (663)
Caribbean Classics (15)
Irish Humor (1)
Literary Criticism (4)
Fiction (187)
Poetry (37)
Biography & Memoirs (134)
International Folk Tales Series (16)
Scottish Classics (52)
Scottish Humor (84)
Drama (6)
Interlink World Fiction (87)
Travel Literature (40)
Clockroot Books (15)
Children's Books-> (190)
Music & Dance-> (27)
Film Studies-> (9)
Reference-> (84)
Foreign Languages (13)
Art-> (27)
Sports and Recreation-> (26)
Paranormal (19)
Illustrated Gift Books-> (84)
Books by Country
Books by Region
Africa
Antarctica & the Arctic
Australia & the Pacific
Celtic
Central Asia
Eastern Europe
Indian Subcontinent
Latin America & the Carib..
Middle East & North Afric..
North America
Northeast Asia
Southeast Asia
Western Europe
Complete Catalog
Interlink Books booklist
Information
About Interlink
How to Order
Submission Guidelines
Newsletter Signup

Fall 2016 Newsletters
Pane Cafone from Panetteria
Gift bookmark Soup for Syria
Order a Catalog
Contact Us

My Account
Join Our Mailing List
Shopping Cart more
0 items

Mordechai's Moustache and His Wife's Cats
And Other Stories
Mahmoud Shukair

5" x 8" • 113 pages
ISBN 9780954966638 • paperback • $15.00

Mahmoud Shukair’s first major publication in English translation enthralls, surprises and even shocks as one of the world’s most original of storytellers excels in exposing the surreal moments in the ordinary and the mundane, the limits of human frustration and patience.

Brimming with humor that ranges from the funny and the farcical, to satire and black comedy, with a painter’s eye for color and detail, Shukair’s stories present a unique commentary on the power of human imagination to see beyond the particular.

Mahmoud Shukair has been a prodigious creator of short stories since the mid-1960s. Born in 1941 in Jerusalem and growing up there, he studied at Damascus University and has an MA in Philosophy and Sociology (1965). He worked for many years as a teacher and journalist, was editor-in-chief of a weekly magazine, Al-Talia’a [The Vanguard] 1994-96, and then of Dafatir Thaqafiya [Cultural File] magazine 1996-2000.

He has been jailed twice by the Israeli authorities, for an overall period of nearly two years, and in 1975 was deported to Lebanon. He returned to Jerusalem in 1993 after living in Beirut, Amman and Prague.

He has authored 25 books – nine short story collections, 13 books for children, a volume of folktales, a biography of a city, and a travelogue. He has written six series for television, three plays, and countless newspaper and magazine articles. Some of his short stories have been published in French, Spanish, Korean and Chinese, as well as English.

Submit a Review »

Of Related Interest:
Learning English
Sardines and Oranges
Fate of a Prisoner,The
Balcony over the Fakihani, A
Myrtle Tree, The
Stone of Laughter, The
A Retired Gentleman