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Mirages of the Mind (New Directions Paperbook) Paperback – July 7, 2015
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“Profoundly good-humored, genuinely wise, and very often laugh-out-loud funny....Yousufi has opinions on the moral conduct of dogs, the joys of ailing, flying kites from rooftops, and why Jewish prophets all rode donkeys. He brings to life a world where machine-guns are taken to weddings and where poor women dye their dung-covered floors to look like carpets. Whether he’s talking about a stolen lumber shipment or a horse that bolts at the sight of funerals, Yousufi’s witty storytelling is deftly captured in this English translation, which survives in spite of a desperate need for footnotes and a glossary, providing a lighthearted (if frequently unguided) plunge into one of the treasures of contemporary Pakistani culture.”
- Nick DiMartino, Shelf Awareness
“Rarely have I encountered a book which made me laugh so freely, and was such a pleasure to read aloud.”
- Time Out New Delhi
“Humor can be the hardest element to successfully bring into a new language and the translators carry over the singularly elastic wit of Yousufi with considerable aplomb.”
About the Author
Mushtaq Ahmed Yousufi (b. 1923) is the author of four books, and has received the Hilal-i-Imtiaz and the Sitara-i-Imtiaz, two of the most coveted arts awards in Pakistan.