The Last Rectangle and Other Short Stories

The Last Rectangle and Other Short Stories

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Author: Akram Najjar
Publisher: GD Publishing
Length: 157 page(s)
Language: English
Written: Feb 2014
Verkaufsrang: 19 XinXii Verkaufsrang
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Category: Fiction & Literature » Short Stories  |  Work: Erzählung
Keywords: Fiction, short stories, fantasy, magic realism, documentary fiction

Around 30 short stories with a non-narrative bent.

Around 30 short stories with a non-narrative bent. Fantasies? Logically warped situations? Some very short, almost half a page.

These stories saw the light when the author was around 40 satisfying the writing urge he has always had. He had tried his hand at several literary genres before settling on writing short stories.
Moving away from socio-psychological or auto-biographical fiction, the author has concentrated on writing stories that move away from traditional narrative or plots that focus on psycho-sociological issues.

The stories are literary ventures, playing with literary devices, the fiercely fantastic, or magic realist. A series of houses that envelope a story each. A set of painters that contravene the principles of the Golden Ratio, Phi. A crab. A festival of laughter. A man who life is encumbered with non-psychological nor social difficulties. An afternoon spent by 4 unusual companions. Government exercises that leave citizens breathing with peace. A scarab and how to make one.


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About the Author

Akram Najjar | Author on XinXii.com

Member since: Aug 2016
Publications on XinXii:  13
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Akram Najjar is an engineer currently working as a Business Technology Consultant. He completed a B. Sc. in physics and mathematics at the American University of Beirut, Lebanon (1966). He took another B. Sc. in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Hertfordshire in England (1969).
Akram spent the first part of his career managing software development companies in Lebanon and the Arabian Gulf. By 1995, he concentrated on contractual work: IT Consulting, Business Process Reengineering, Project Management, Process Mapping, Data Analysis, Frameworks for Software Development and Technical Writing. He worked with various international organizations such as the World Bank, UNDP and the EU. In parallel with his consulting work, Akram focused on management training developing and conducting workshops for the above subjects. This and other books on his site are based on the experience acquired in these workshops.
The three types of books Akram writes (fiction, technical and puzzles) can be traced back to one incident when he was 12. His teacher introduced him to “Scientific American”. His name was David W. Miller. Mr. Miller’s whereabouts are not known today. But he is to be thanked and thanked again. The articles were above Akram’s head but his love for astronomy made the magazine fascinating. That eventually led him to study Physics and Mathematics. Coincidentally, the Greek Myths that were used to name the constellations got him interested in Literature, a love that led him to write fiction at a later date.
Akram also got hooked on the Mathematical Games column by Martin Gardner which was the reason Akram was set firmly in Puzzledom. Later on, it was second nature to him to work in software as a career. Software is an abstract practice that is full of puzzles whether you are designing, programming or debugging.

His eBooks are presented on two website. The www.marginalbooks.com site covers technical and literary books. All puzzles and games are presented on www.thehiddenpaw.com. XinXii is the only distributor of Akram's books. They have kindly distributed the books to various online retaliers.

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