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Bisāṭī, Muḥammad

Works: 141 works in 397 publications in 5 languages and 4,642 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Short stories  Novels  Domestic fiction  Novels 
Roles: Author, Creator, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PJ7816.I76, 892.736
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Muḥammad Bisāṭī
African short stories( Book )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 810 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of stories by African writers which deal with life and customs in African society
Over the bridge by Muḥammad Bisāṭī( )

23 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and Arabic and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Forging documents in an Egyptian government office, a bureaucrat 'authorizes' a police department for a nonexistent city in Upper Egypt in order to siphon off its monthly payroll. But beyond simply embezzling funds, he sets about imagining in detail the fictional city he has created - the wealthy new district with its villas and swimming pools, the restless inhabitants of the poverty-stricken old quarter, and the Nile bridge that links the two. Most of all, he pictures the cruelty and corruption of the city's chief of police. But the longer he spends envisioning this city and its inhabitants, the more the boundaries between the real world and his imagination dissolve." "With its overlapping narratives, Over the Bridge is a subtle critique of governmental ineptness, economic and social injustice, and individual moral failings. Over the Bridge is a compelling allegory about power and its abuse, the thin line between reality and make-believe, and the law of unintended consequences."--Jacket
Hunger by Muḥammad Bisāṭī( )

16 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Mohamed El-Bisatie's novel is set in the Egyptian countryside, about which he writes with such understanding. Episodic in form, it deals with a family - Zaghloul the layabout father, Sakeena the long-suffering wife, and two young boys. The central theme of the book is hunger: the hunger of not knowing where one's next meal is coming from, and the universal hunger for sex and love." "Sakeena's life revolves round trying to provide her family with the necessary daily loaves of bread that will stave off starvation. Labor-shy Zaghloul works on and off at one of the village's cafes, but prefers to spend his time listening in on conversations about subjects such as politics, which he would have liked to know more about, if only he had been an educated man. He is also intrigued by the stories told by young university students about their sexual exploits. Eventually chance presents him with a new job: to keep an elderly and obese man company and help him on and off the mule he uses to get around." "In the meantime, Zahir, the elder son, although lacking the advantages of any sort of education, nonetheless shows more initiative than his father, and discovers his own way of contributing to the family bread larder."--Jacket
Clamor of the lake by Muḥammad Bisāṭī( Book )

25 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in English and Arabic and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This novel begins with the appearance of an old fisherman of unknown origin sailing a black boat. Taciturn and enigmatic, he takes responsibility for a woman and her twin boys. While he gives away nothing about his past, his undemanding companionship prompts the woman to narrate her turbulent life. Meanwhile, in a nearby village by the lake, Gomaa and his wife have found respite from the dreariness of their existence in the fantastic objects the sea churns up during gates - a sword, alluring panties, a talisman. But when the waves cast up a chest that speaks in a language no one can comprehend, Gomaa is haunted by its voice. As the tumult of the lake drives a wedge between the couple, it turns two neighbors into close allies : Karawia, a cafe proprietor, and Afifi, a grocer. Eventually, they too will be haunted by the siren song of the lake." "The stories of these three pairs converge on the mercurial presence of the lake, which in the end proves the narrative's true hero."--Jacket
Arabic short stories( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collects twenty-four short stories by Arabic authors such as Bahaa Taher, Alifa Rifaat, and Edward El-Kharrat, which explore such themes as prostitution, adultery, and arranged marriage
Drumbeat by Muḥammad Bisāṭī( )

9 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in English and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a fictional Gulf country, with its gleaming glass towers and imported greenery, the routine of day-to-day life is suddenly interrupted when the national football team qualifies for the World Cup. The Emir issues an edict ordering all native Emiratis to travel to France to support the team, leaving the country to the care of its imported labor. How do they handle such newly found freedom?
Houses behind the trees by Muḥammad Bisāṭī( Book )

35 editions published between 1993 and 2000 in 5 languages and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Set in a small village in the Egyptian Delta, El-Bisatie's finely tuned novella illustrates the social and sexual tensions in a community in which nothing is secret and where people's pasts haunt their present."--BOOK JACKET. "When Mussad catches the butcher's son Amer with his wife, the whole village knows and waits with bated breath for Mussad to exact his revenge. But something goes wrong. Mussad's ill-planned schemes are choked by an opaque veil of history - his wife's sexual past, the war-torn lives of their families, and the personal allegiances of his friends and enemies. The village women relive private desires and inner fears as the men take sides in the struggle, either to protect Amer from Mussad's wrath or to help Mussad track down and confront his nemesis."--Jacket
A last glass of tea and other stories by Muḥammad Bisāṭī( Book )

11 editions published between 1994 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twenty-four stories by an Egyptian writer. In The Floating Sack, pregnant girls are killed, sewn into sacks and thrown out, while Conversation from the Third Floor describes a wife's visit to her husband in jail
Aṣwāt al-layl by Muḥammad Bisāṭī( Book )

11 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in French and Arabic and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Badria n'a guère eu le temps de connaître son mari. Quelques mois après leur mariage, il est tombé au champ d'honneur. Dès lors, petit à petit, elle reconstituera la mémoire de son village et celle de son pays, l'Egypte
Layāl ukhrá : riwāyah by Muḥammad Bisāṭī( Book )

17 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Portrait allusif d'une femme dans l'Egypte des années 1970. Yasmine tente de garder la trace de mondes perdus, de ses frères, des hommes de sa vie
Jūʻ : riwāyah by Muḥammad Bisāṭī( Book )

10 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in Arabic and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trials and tribulations face a poor family
Daqq al-ṭubūl : riwāyah by Muḥammad Bisāṭī( Book )

10 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in Arabic and Undetermined and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Firdaws : riwāyah by Muḥammad Bisāṭī( Book )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in Arabic and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ghuraf lil-ījār : riwāyah by Muḥammad Bisāṭī( Book )

3 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in Arabic and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aswār : riwāyah by Muḥammad Bisāṭī( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in Arabic and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

al-Maqhā al-zujājī : wa, al-Ayyām al-ṣaʻbah : riwāyatān by Muḥammad Bisāṭī( Book )

5 editions published between 1979 and 1982 in Arabic and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

al-Aʻmāl al-Kāmilah by Muḥammad Bisāṭī( Book )

in Arabic and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La clameur du lac : récits by Muḥammad Bisāṭī( Book )

4 editions published in 1996 in French and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ḍawʼ ḍaʻīf lā yakshifu shayʼan by Muḥammad Bisāṭī( Book )

4 editions published in 1993 in Arabic and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aḥlām rijāl qiṣār al-ʻumr by Muḥammad Bisāṭī( Book )

3 editions published in 1984 in Arabic and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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African short stories
Over the bridgeHungerClamor of the lakeDrumbeatA last glass of tea and other stories
Alternative Names
al-Basati, Mohammad

al-*Basati , Mohammed

al-Basati, Muhammad

al-Bisāṭī, Muḥammad

al-Bisāṭī, Muḥammad 1937-

al-Bisāṭī, Muḥammad 1937-2012

al-Bisāṭī, Muḥammad al- 1937-2012

Al-Bissati, Muhammad

al-Bissati, Muhammad al- 1937-2012

al-Busati , Muhammad

al-Busāṭī, Muḥammad al- 1937-2012

Basati, Mohammad al

Basati, Mohammed Al- 1937-2012

Basāṭī, Muḥammad

Basāṭī, Muḥammad al- 1937-2012

Bisati, Mohamed

Bisati, Muhammad

Bisāṭī, Muḥammad, 1937-

Bisātī, Muhammad 1937-2012

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Bisāṭī, Muḥammad al- 1937-.

Bisatie, Mohamed

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Mohamed el-Bisatie écrivain égyptien

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Mohamed el-Bisatie escritor exipcianu (1937–2012)

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<<ال>>بساطي، محمد

<<ال>>بساطي، محمد، 1937-

البساطي، محمد

‏البساطي، محمد‏، 1937-

البساطي محمد 1937-2012

بساطى، محمد.

بساطي، محمد.

محمد البساطي

محمد البساطي، 1937-

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محمد البساطي كاتب مصري

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