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Maḥfūẓ, Najīb 1911-2006

Works: 1,244 works in 6,422 publications in 40 languages and 71,288 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Political fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction  Biography  History  Drama  Film adaptations  Interviews 
Subject Headings:
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Interviewee, Bibliographic antecedent, Author of introduction, Other, Creator, Honoree
Classifications: PJ7846.A46, 892.736
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Most widely held works by Najīb Maḥfūẓ
Palace walk by Najīb Maḥfūẓ( Book )

223 editions published between 1956 and 2014 in 15 languages and held by 3,440 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 )

305 editions published between 1947 and 2015 in 19 languages and held by 2,942 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 )

139 editions published between 1957 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 2,499 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."
Sugar Street by Najīb Maḥfūẓ( Book )

130 editions published between 1957 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 2,270 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 )

103 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in 11 languages and held by 1,908 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 )

183 editions published between 1961 and 2013 in 16 languages and held by 1,781 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 beginning and the end by Najīb Maḥfūẓ( Book )

142 editions published between 1949 and 2011 in 11 languages and held by 1,555 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 harafish by Najīb Maḥfūẓ( Book )

76 editions published between 1977 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 1,505 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 )

178 editions published between 1967 and 2014 in 23 languages and held by 1,494 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
Wedding song by Najīb Maḥfūẓ( Book )

70 editions published between 1980 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 1,290 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?
Children of the alley by Najīb Maḥfūẓ( Book )

19 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and held by 1,289 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
The beggar by Najīb Maḥfūẓ( Book )

128 editions published between 1965 and 2011 in 9 languages and held by 1,257 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 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,240 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 )

94 editions published between 1975 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 1,168 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 (April 26, 2011)
The search by Najīb Maḥfūẓ( Book )

104 editions published between 1964 and 2008 in 11 languages and held by 1,166 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
Children of Gebelawi by Najīb Maḥfūẓ( Book )

132 editions published between 1967 and 2015 in 12 languages and held by 1,154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In een fictief deel van Caïro, grenzend aan de door armen bewoonde begraafplaatsen, wonen de wereldlijke en geestelijke, historische en huidige machthebbers, door welke tegenstelling heden, verleden en toekomst en de woorden van de profeten meer reliëf krijgen
Autumn quail by Najīb Maḥfūẓ( Book )

102 editions published between 1962 and 2010 in 7 languages and held by 1,136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Handlingen foregår under den egyptiske revolution i 1952, hvor en overordnet embedsmands skbne afspejler landets. Han mister sit job, kone, forlovede og barn, og vil ikke sge arbejde under det nye regime. Han hjlpes af en ung mand, han tidligere har idmt fngselsstraf
Adrift on the Nile by Najīb Maḥfūẓ( Book )

26 editions published between 1993 and 2002 in English and held by 1,115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For the thousands of devoted readers of Naguib Mahfouz's The Cairo Trilogy, Adrift on the Nile - first published in Arabic in 1966 - will be an exciting and dramatic change of pace. In elegant and economic prose, Mahfouz creates - out of the simplest of plots - a telling commentary on human nature. It is the late sixties, and for the group of friends who meet night after night on a houseboat moored along the banks of the Nile, life is not what it used to be. Nasser has
Akhenaten, dweller in truth by Najīb Maḥfūẓ( Book )

81 editions published between 1985 and 2011 in 8 languages and held by 1,017 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Naguib Mahfouz brings us the story of Akhenaten, or the "sun king," whose monotheistic beliefs eventually earned him a reputation as the most infamous ruler of ancient Egypt and the epithet "heretic pharaoh."" "Narrating the novel is a young man with a passion for the truth, who sets out to question Akhenaten's contemporaries, including his closest friends, his worst enemies, and finally, his wife, Nefertiti, years after the king's death in an effort to record a history free of bias. As our narrator and each of the subjects he interviews contribute their version of the story, Akhenaten emerges as a charismatic enigma whose character encompasses all of the contradictions his subjects see in him, and readers are allowed to decide for themselves the truth about Akhenaten."--Jacket
Cairo modern by Najīb Maḥfūẓ( Book )

100 editions published between 1945 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 905 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 Nagub.

Mahfoez, Nagb 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.

Mahfz, Nadžb 1911-2006

Mahfūz, Naǧhīb

Maḥfūẓ, Naǧīb

Maḥfūẓ, Naǧīb 1911-2006

Mahfuz, Naguib

Mahfuz, Naguib 1911-

Maḥfz, Nagub 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

Nadžb Mahfd

Nadžb Mahfz

Nadżib Mahfuz prozaik egipski, noblista

Naghib Mahfuz

Nagib Machfus

Nagib Machfus 1911-2006

Nagib Machfuz 1911-2006

Nagib , Mahfuz

Naǧīb Maḥfūẓ 1911-2006

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

Nagib Mahfuz gyptischer 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.

Nagib Makhfuz 1911-

Nagib Makhfuz 1911-2006

Nagibas Mahfuzas

Nagībs Mahfūzs

Nagieb Mahfoez

Nagieb Mahfoez Egyptisch schrijver

Nagub Mahfl'z.

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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 Mahfs escritor exipcio, galardoado co premio Nobel de Literatura

Nagub Mahfz

Nagub Maḥfz 1911-2006

Naguib Mahfuz escritor egipcio

Najib Mahfouz.

Najib Mahfouz 1911-

Najib Mahfouz 1911-2006

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Na'jiyb Maxfuz

Necib Mahfuz

Nəcib Məhfuz

Ναγκίμπ Μαχφούζ

Махфуз, Нагиб

Махфуз, Нагиб 1911-

Нагиб Махфуз

Нагиб Махфуз 1911-2006

Нагіб Махфуз

Нажиб Махфуз

Наґіб Магфуз

Наґіб Махфуз

Нәғиб Мәхфрүз

Нәҗип Мәхфүз

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מחפוז, נג׳יב

מחפוז, נג'יב

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מחפוט', נג'יב

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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-

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محفوظ، نحيب

محوز، نجيب

نجيب محفوظ

نجيب محفوظ، 1911-2006

نجیب محفوظ

نەجیب مەحفووز

नाग्विब महफूझ

नजीब महफूज़

নাগিব মাহফুজ

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நகிப் மஹ்ஃபூஸ்

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Midaq AlleyPalace of desireSugar StreetArabian nights and daysThe thief and the dogsThe beginning and the endThe harafishMiramar