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

Alomar, Osama, 1968- (author,, translator.).
Book Book ([2017])
Description: 102 pages ; 21 cm
Publisher: New York : New Directions Publishing Corporation, [2017]
2 of 3 copies available at NOBLE (All Libraries).
0 current holds with 3 total copies.
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  • ISBN: 9780811226073
  • ISBN: 0811226077
General Note: Includes index.
Translated from the Arabic.
"A New Directions Paperback Original" -- Title page.
Summary: 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.
Language: In English, translated from the Arabic.
Authors: Collins, C. J., 1977- (translator.).


Alomar, Osama. "The teeth of the comb and other stories." New York : New Directions Publishing Corporation, 2017.
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