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Maḥfūẓ, Najīb 1911-2006

Overview
Works: 1,345 works in 6,349 publications in 32 languages and 71,101 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Political fiction  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction  Biography  Drama  Film adaptations  History  Interviews 
Subject Headings:
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Interviewee, Bibliographic antecedent, Author of introduction, Other, Creator, Honoree
Classifications: PJ7846.A46,
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Palace walk by Najīb Maḥfūẓ( Book )

164 editions published between 1956 and 2014 in 11 languages and held by 3,238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The engrossing saga of a Muslim family in Cairo during Egypt's occupation by British forces in the early 1900's. Arabic title: Bayn al-Qasrayn. Winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature
Midaq Alley by Najīb Maḥfūẓ( Book )

252 editions published between 1947 and 2015 in 12 languages and held by 2,858 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Never has Nobel Prize-winner Naguib Mahfouz's talent for rich and luxurious storytelling been more evident than in this outstanding novel, first published in Arabic in 1947. One of his most popular books (and considered by many to be one of his best), Midaq Alley centers around the residents of one of the teeming back alleys of Cairo
Palace of desire by Najīb Maḥfūẓ( Book )

154 editions published between 1957 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 2,514 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Continuing the story of al-Sayyid Ahmad and his family, this is a fascinating look at Egypt in the 1920s. Increased personal freedoms mix tenuously with traditions of family control, as two of Ahmad's sons court alluring women. Sequel to "Palace walk" and second story in "The Cairo trilogy."
Children of the alley by Najīb Maḥfūẓ( Book )

106 editions published between 1967 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 2,317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tale of a Mafia-like don in Egypt. He lives in a mansion in Cairo, uphill at the end of an alley whose inhabitants he exploits. He is the patriarch of a large family whose wealth comes from dealing in drugs and various protection rackets. While family members jockey for power, the people below live in squalor, dreaming of the revolutionary heroes their poverty produced. An expose of injustice in Egypt by a Nobel Prize winner and author of 30 novels
Sugar Street by Najīb Maḥfūẓ( Book )

101 editions published between 1957 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 2,259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of the family of al-Sayyid Ahmad Abd al-Jawad moving into the middle of the twentieth century while the seeds of contemporary Egypt are sown
Arabian nights and days by Najīb Maḥfūẓ( Book )

62 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seventeen tales based on the classic, The Thousand and One Nights, but full of modern messages
The thief and the dogs by Najīb Maḥfūẓ( Book )

132 editions published between 1961 and 2015 in 11 languages and held by 1,562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Just released from prison, Said Mahran finds himself betrayed by the most important people in his life--forgotten by his daughter, abandoned by his wife, and rejected by his mentor
The harafish by Najīb Maḥfūẓ( Book )

75 editions published between 1977 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ashur al-Nagi grows from humble origins to become a great leader among the working class people of his alley, but the following generations of his family slip further and further into decadence and decline
Miramar by Najīb Maḥfūẓ( Book )

184 editions published between 1967 and 2015 in 21 languages and held by 1,457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The novel is set in 1960s Alexandria at the pension Miramar. The novel follows the interactions of the residents of the pension, its Greek mistress Mariana, and her servant. The interactions of all the residents is based around the servant girl Zohra, a beautiful peasant girl from the Beheira Governorate who has abandoned her village life
Adrift on the Nile by Najīb Maḥfūẓ( Book )

100 editions published between 1965 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 1,410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ushered in an age of enormous social change; responsibility is the watchword, and there is no time for the frivolous or the absurd. In this serious world, the theory of "art for art's sake" has been usurped by the concepts of committed theater, social realism, and art with a message for the people. These middle-aged and middle-class sons and daughters of the old bourgeoisie are left high and dry, to gather beneath the moonlight, smoking and chatting, hoping to re-create
Wedding song by Najīb Maḥfūẓ( Book )

65 editions published between 1980 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 1,256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four people--the leading man, the playwright, his father and his mother-explain a senasation new play creating four distinct dramas. Is it an extraordinary work of imagination or a confession of sordid family secrets?
The beginning and the end by Najīb Maḥfūẓ( Book )

63 editions published between 1958 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With this realistic 1949 novel, Najib Mahfouz reveals to Western readers the woes of a petit bourgeois family thrust into poverty in WW II Cairo. The Kamels' private battles, relayed here in engrossing detail, are a microcosm of the Egyptian nation's birth pangs in gaining independence. When their father dies, age-old conventions crumble--one social-climbing son reneges on a betrothal; drugs and illicit sex numb the grief of two self-hating siblings. Redolent of a culture verging on modernity, the work illumines courting rituals, weddings, funerals, food, dress, interior decor and and entertainment. According to Mahfouz, the plight of Egyptian women in the 1940s was complex. The widow Samira is respected, wise and controlling; her daughter Nefisa's physical ugliness is a virtual death sentence, and her skill at needlework a source of embarrassment, not pride
The beggar by Najīb Maḥfūẓ( Book )

119 editions published between 1965 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 1,209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In The Beggar, Mahfouz expresses his disdain with the current political situation in Egypt by using his characters as symbols of the past, present, and political views of his country. Omar al-Hamzawi's daughter Buthayna is one of the female protagonists in this story who symbolizes Egypt post the 1952 revolution. She is like Egypt, youthful and optimistic but naïve and ill-experienced. She is at a point in her life where the decision of poetry vs. science will determine how she develops and where she will go in life. Quite similar to the situation Egypt is facing after the revolt and establishment of a new government. Egypt was and is a country mired in fundamentalism and traditionalism. Should Buthayna be radical or should she accept what Egyptian society has already set forth for her? These were the problems confronting her. So it is easy to see where the comparison of Buthayna to Egypt post revolution comes from
The journey of Ibn Fattouma by Najīb Maḥfūẓ( Book )

57 editions published between 1983 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this pithy, powerful parable, the masterly Naguib Mahfouz explores life's secrets and the mysterious maze of the human heart--a mystical and lyrical Pilgrim's Progress set in a mythical, timeless Middle East. --Publisher
Respected sir by Najīb Maḥfūẓ( Book )

89 editions published between 1975 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 1,116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With this portrait of a misanthropic civil servant, the Egyptian Nobel laureate devises a cunning send-up of egregious ambition, stodgy bureaucracy and cloying piety. Mahfouz's overblown language mirrors the grandiose aspirations of his protagonist Othman Bayyumi, a common archives clerk who schemes for a lofty appointment as Director General, expounding that "a government position is a brick in the edifice of the state, and the state is an exhalation of the spirit of God, incarnate on earth." As Egypt experiences the birth pangs of nationalism, Othman remains an apolitical, selfish loner wallowing in his self-imposed misery, who fawns over his superiors, works like a dervish and squirrels away his money, his only physical pleasures the visits he pays religiously to a prostitute, which "were usually followed by a wholehearted plea for forgiveness and a prolonged resort to prayer and worship."45 Envisioning marriage as a means to forge social connections that will launch him to glory, he viciously turns down prospective brides; because no one is good enough for him, he ends up in his later years with two wives, one a opium-addict aging prostitute, the other a young woman who uses him as he sought to use others. -- from http://www.amazon.ca (April 26, 2011)
The search by Najīb Maḥfūẓ( Book )

82 editions published between 1964 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 1,045 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young man's search for his patrimony turns sour when the scheming wife of his landlord enlists him in a plan to murder her husband for his money. Despite his misgivings and overwhelmed by the sexual frenzy she has induced, he follows through with the plan, only to be betrayed. Unflinching, tough, and dramatic, the Search was most certainly intended to be a harsh criticism of post-revolution morality. On its most elemental level, however, it is a powerful story of lust, greed and murder
Autumn quail by Najīb Maḥfūẓ( Book )

41 editions published between 1985 and 2005 in 5 languages and held by 982 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set during the Egyptian revolution of 1952 and the years immediately following, this 1962 novel by the Nobel laureate focuses on Isa, a senior civil servant during the last days of the monarchy, pensioned off after the upheaval for having taken bribes. "Although my mind is sometimes convinced by the revolution, my heart is always with the past. I just don't know if there can be any settlement between the two," says Isa, who abides his own peculiar moral code. Refusing to join his hypocritical friends in kowtowing to the new regime, he spurns the connections offered by his cousin Hasan, a key player in the infant republic, and becomes a nonentity; Hasan subsequently wins the hand of Isa's fiancee, Salwa, whose influential father and whose "sweet gentle expression that showed not only a kindly temperament but also an almost total lack of intelligence or warmth" makes her a coveted commodity. Isa's perhaps honorable career choice is later counterpointed by his despicable treatment of a prostitute whom he impregnatedpk, and of his barren wife. As translator Allen admits, the novel suffers from a falsely optimistic, contrived ending (Mahfouz may have been pleasing the "official cultural sector" to which he himself belonged) and from its coverage of an extended, four-year time period
Fountain and tomb : hakayat haretna by Najīb Maḥfūẓ( Book )

112 editions published between 1965 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 924 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story recreates the history of the monotheistic Abrahamic religions, allegorised against the setting of an imaginary Cairene alley
The Cairo trilogy by Najīb Maḥfūẓ( Book )

17 editions published between 1991 and 2005 in English and held by 914 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Naguib Mahfouz's trilogy of colonial Egypt is the story of a Muslim family in Cairo during Britain's occupation of Egypt in the early decades of the twentieth century." "The novels of The Cairo Trilogy trace three generations of the family of tyrannical patriarch Al-Sayyid Ahmad Abd al-Jawad, who rules his household with a strict hand while living a secret life of self-indulgence. Palace Walk introduces us to his gentle, oppressed wife Amina, his cloistered daughters, Aisha and Khadija, and his three sons - the tragic and idealistic Fahmy, the dissolute hedonist Yasin, and the soul-searching intellectual Kamal. Al-Sayyid Ahmad's rebellious children struggle to move beyond his domination in Palace of Desire, as the world around them opens to the currents of modernity and political and domestic turmoil brought by the 1920s. Sugar Street brings Mahfouz's vivid tapestry of an evolving Egypt to a dramatic climax as the aging patriarch sees one grandson become a Communist, one a Muslim fundamentalist, and one the lover of a powerful politician." "Throughout the trilogy, the family's trials mirror those of their turbulent country during the years spanning the two World Wars, as change comes to a society that has resisted it for centuries."--Jacket
Cairo modern by Najīb Maḥfūẓ( Book )

80 editions published between 1946 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 878 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The novelist's camera pans from the dome of King Fuad University (now Cairo University) to students streaming out of the campus, focusing on four students in their twenties, each representing a different trend in Egypt in the 1930s. Finally the camera comes to rest on Mahgub Abd al-Da'im. A scamp, he fancies himself a nihilist, a hedonist, an egotist, but his personal vulnerability is soon revealed by a family crisis back home in al-Qanatir, a dusty, provincial town on the Nile that is also a popular destination for Cairene day-trippers. His emotional life also fluctuates between the extremes of a street girl, who makes her living gathering cigarette butts, and his wealthy cousin Tahiya. Since he thinks that virtue is merely a social construct, how far will our would-be nihilist go in trying to fulfill his unbridled ambitions? What if he discovers that high society is more corrupt and cynical than he is? With a wink back at Goethe's Faust and Henry Fielding's Joseph Andrews, Mahgub becomes a willing collaborator in his own corruption." "Published in Arabic in the 1940s, this cautionary morality tale about self-defeating egoism and ill-digested foreign philosophies comes from the same period as one of the writer's best-known works, Midaq Alley. Both novels are comic and heartfelt indictments not so much of Egyptian society between the world wars as of human nature and our paltry attempts to establish just societies."--Jacket
 
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Palace of desire
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Machfus, Nagib

Machfūs, Nagīb 1911-2006

Machfus, Negib

Machfus Negib 1911-2006

Machfuz, Nagib.

Machfuz, Nagib 1911-2006

Mafūz, Najīb, 1911-2006

Mahfl'z Naguîb.

Mahfoez, Nagíb 1911-2006

Mahfoez, Nagieb 1911-2006

Mahfoudh, Nagib

Mahfoudh Nagib 1911-2006

Mahfouz, N.

Mahfouz N. 1911-2006

Mahfouz , Naguib

Mahfouz, Naguib 1911-

Mahfouz Naguib 1911-2006

Mahfouz, Naguib 1912-

Mahfouz, Naguib, 1912-2006

Mahfouz, Naguib Bey 1911-2006

Mahfouz, Najib.

Mahfouz, Najib 1911-2006

Mahfouz, Nassib 1911-2006

Mahfūdh, Najīb 1912-

Mahfus, Nadjib 1911-2006

Mahfus, Nagib

Mahfus Nagib 1911-2006

Maḥfuṭ, Nag'ib 1911-2006

Maḥfūẓ ʿAbd al-ʿAzīz, Naǧīb 1911-2006

Mahfuz, N. 1911-2006

Maḥfūz, Nadjīb 1912-

Mahfuz, Nadżib.

Mahfúz, Nadžíb 1911-2006

Mahfūz, Naǧhīb

Mahfuz, Naghib 1911-2006

Maḥfūẓ, Naǧīb

Maḥfūẓ, Naǧīb 1911-2006

Mahfuz, Naguib

Mahfuz, Naguib 1911-

Maḥfûz, Naguîb 1911-2006

Mahfuz, Naguib 'Abd al-'Aziz al-Sabillgi 1911-2006

Maḥfūẓ, Najīb

Mahfūz, Najīb 1911-

Maḥfūẓ, Najīb 1911-2006

Maḥfūẓ, Najīb 1912-

Mahfuz, Najib 1912-2006

Maḥfūẓ, Naŷīb 1911-2006

Mahfuz, Necib 1911-2006

Mahfuz, Nedžib

Makhfuz, Nagib.

Makhfuz, Nagib 1911-

Makhfuz, Nagib 1911-2006

Mechfus, Nagib

Mechfus Nagib 1911-2006

Mehfus, Nagib

Mehfus Nagib 1911-2006

Nadžíb Mahfúd

Nadžíb Mahfúz

Nadżib Mahfuz prozaik egipski, noblista

Naghib Mahfuz

Nagib Machfus

Nagib Machfus 1911-2006

Nagib Machfuz 1911-2006

Nagib , Mahfuz

Naǵib Maḥfūẓ 1911-2006

Naǧīb Maḥfūẓ ʿAbd-al-ʿAzīz Aḥmad al-Bāšā 1911-2006

Nagib Mahfuz ägyptischer Schriftsteller

Naǧīb Maḥfūẓ Ibn-ʿAbd-al-ʿAzīz Aḥmad al-Bāšā 1911-2006

Naǧīb Maḥfūẓ Ibn-Ibrāhīm ʿAbd-al-ʿAzīz al-Bāšā 1911-2006

Naǧīb Maḥfūẓ Ibrāhīm ʿAbd-al-ʿAzīz al-Bāšā 1911-2006

Nagib Makhfuz.

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Nagib Makhfuz 1911-2006

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Naguib Mahfouz Egyptian writer, and Nobel Prize in Literature recipient

Naguib Mahfouz Ehipsio a mannurat a nangabak iti Premio Nobel ti Literatura idi 1988

Naguib Mahfouz romanziere egiziano

Naguib Mahfús escritor exipcio, galardoado co premio Nobel de Literatura

Naguíb Mahfúz

Naguîb Maḥfûz 1911-2006

Naguib Mahfuz escritor egipcio

Najib Mahfouz.

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Na'jiyb Maxfuz

Necib Mahfuz

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Ναγκίμπ Μαχφούζ

Махфуз, Нагиб

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Нагіб Махфуз

Нажиб Махфуз

Наґіб Магфуз

Наґіб Махфуз

Нәғиб Мәхфрүз

Нәҗип Мәхфүз

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מחפוז, נג׳יב

מחפוז, נג'יב

מחפוז, נגיב 1911-2006

מחפוט', נג'יב

נאגיב מאכפֿוז

נגיב מחפוז

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مجفوظ، نجيب

محفظ، نجيب، 1911-2006

محفوز، نجيب، 1911

محفوز، نجيب، 1911-2006

محفوط، نجيب

محفوظ ، مجيب

محفوظ، نجب، 1911-2006

‏محفوظ، نجيب.

محفوظ، نجيب، 1911-

‏محفوظ، نجيب ،‏ 1911-2006

محفوظ، نجيب ١٩١١-٢٠٠٦ (اديب)،

محفوظ، نجيب ١٩١١-٢٠٠٦م (اديب)،

محفوظ، نجيب، 1912-

محفوظ، نجيب (اديب)، ١٩١١-٢٠٠٦م

محفوظ، نحيب

محوز، نجيب

نأجیڤ مأحفوٙظ

نجيب محفوظ

نجيب محفوظ، 1911-2006

نجیب محفوظ

نەجیب مەحفووز

नाग्विब महफूझ

नजीब महफूज़

নাগিব মাহফুজ

ਨਜੀਬ ਮਹਿਫ਼ੂਜ਼

நகிப் மஹ்ஃபூஸ்

నగీబ్ మెహఫూజ్

നജീബ് മഹ്ഫൂസ്

นะญีบ มะห์ฟูซ

ნაჯიბ მაჰფუზი

나기브 마푸즈 1988년 노벨 문학상을 수상한 이집트의 소설가

마푸즈, 나기브 1911-2006

마푸즈, 나지브 1911-2006

마흐푸즈, 나지브 1911-2006

마흐푸즈, 나집 1911-2006

마흐프즈, 나집 1911-2006

ነጂብ ማህፋዝ.

ናጊብ ማህፉዝ

ナギーブ・マフフーズ

マハフーズ, ナギーブ

マフフーズ, ナギーブ

納吉布·馬哈福茲

馬哈福茲

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Midaq AlleyPalace of desireChildren of the alleySugar StreetArabian nights and daysThe thief and the dogsThe harafishMiramar