Downfall By Degrees: And Other Stories by Abdullah HusseinDownfall By Degrees: And Other Stories by Abdullah Hussein

Downfall By Degrees: And Other Stories

byAbdullah HusseinTranslated byMuhammad U. Memon

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"The Exile, however disillusioned by his people, is never able to escape his longing for them. How terribly strange it all is."

Downfall by Degrees takes the reader on a journey that explores the nature of alienation and exile. The drawing rooms of Lahore's high society, the ghettos of Britain, an estate in the Pakistanin countryside, the bedroom of a beautiful woman - these are the setings for these stories of love and identity, longing and becoming, exile and return - stories that probe with masterful precision and exquisite balance the condition of modern man at odds against himself.

Abdullan Hussein was born in 1931 in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, and now makes his home in London, where he moved in the 1960's with his wife. His short stories and novels have received wide critical acclaim in Pakistan. His novel Udaas Naslain (1963) won him his country's highest literary prize, the Adamjee Award, and been translated into B...
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Title:Downfall By Degrees: And Other StoriesFormat:Other FormatDimensions:200 pages, 8.44 × 5.49 × 0.61 in

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ISBN - 10:0920661025

ISBN - 13:9780920661024

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Table of Contents

Translator's Preface and Acknowledgements (7), The Rose (13), The Exile (24), The refugees (35), Downfall by Degrees (63), The Journey Back (128)