Underappreciated: Yusuf Idris

Monday, August 10, 2009

Yusuf Idris is an Egyptian writer best known for his short stories. On today's underappreciated we’ll discuss Idris’s book The Cheapest Nights with Roger Allen, Chair of the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at the University of Pennsylvania. He'll explain why Idris is considered one of the most important writers of the Arabic-speaking world in the 20th century.


Roger Allen

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Barry Blitstein from New York City

Roger Allen is as interesting, surely, as Yusuf Idris. Would you consider devoting a full segment to his area(s) of expertise?

Aug. 10 2009 01:05 PM

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