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Fri Mar 21 17:16:18 2014 UTClccn-n820919180.12An Introduction to The thief and the dogs by Naguib Mahfouz0.310.81Religion, my own : the literary works of Najib Mahfuz /89803944Naguib_Mahfouzn 82091918788554Machfus, NagibMachfūs, Nagīb 1911-2006Machfus, NegibMachfus Negib 1911-2006Machfuz, Nagib.Machfuz, Nagib 1911-2006Mahfl'z Naguîb.Mahfoez, Nagíb, 1911-2006Mahfoez, Nagieb, 1911-2006Mahfoudh, NagibMahfoudh Nagib 1911-2006Mahfouz, N.Mahfouz, Naguib.Mahfouz, Naguib, 1911-Mahfouz, Naguib, 1911-2006Mahfouz, Naguib, 1912-Mahfouz, Naguib Bey 1911-2006Mahfouz, Najib.Mahfouz, Najib, 1911-2006Mahfouz, Nassib 1911-2006Mahfūdh, Najīb, 1912-Mahfus, Nadjib 1911-2006Mahfus, NagibMahfus, Nagib 1911-2006Maḥfuṭ, Nag'ib, 1911-2006Maḥfūẓ ʿAbd al-ʿAzīz, Naǧīb, 1911-2006Mahfuz, N., 1911-2006Maḥfūz, Nadjīb, 1912-Mahfuz, Nadżib.Mahfúz, Nadžíb, 1911-2006Mahfūz, NaǧhībMaḥfūẓ, NaǧībMaḥfūẓ, Naǧīb, 1911-2006Mahfuz, NaguibMahfuz, Naguib, 1911-Maḥfûz, Naguîb, 1911-2006Mahfuz, Naguib 'Abd al-'Aziz al-Sabillgi 1911-2006Maḥfūẓ, NajibMahfūz, Najīb, 1911-Maḥfūẓ, Najīb, 1911-2006Mahfuz, Najib, 1912-2006Maḥfūẓ, Naŷīb, 1911-2006Mahfuz, Necib, 1911-2006Mahfuz, NedžibMakhfuz, Nagib.Makhfuz, Nagib, 1911-Makhfuz, Nagib, 1911-2006Mechfus, NagibMechfus Nagib 1911-2006Mehfus, NagibMehfus Nagib 1911-2006Nadżib Mahfuz.Nagib Machfus, 1911-2006Nagib Machfuz 1911-2006Nagib, MahfuzNaǧīb Maḥfūẓ 1911-2006Naǧīb Maḥfūẓ ʿAbd-al-ʿAzīz Aḥmad al-Bāšā 1911-2006Naǧīb Maḥfūẓ Ibn-ʿAbd-al-ʿAzīz Aḥmad al-Bāšā 1911-2006Naǧīb Maḥfūẓ Ibn-Ibrāhīm ʿAbd-al-ʿAzīz al-Bāšā 1911-2006Naǧīb Maḥfūẓ Ibrāhīm ʿAbd-al-ʿAzīz al-Bāšā 1911-2006Nagib Makhfuz.Nagib Makhfuz, 1911-Nagib Makhfuz, 1911-2006Naguîb Mahfl'z.Naguib Mahfouz.Naguib Mahfouz, 1911-Naguib, Mahfouz, 1911-2006Naguib Mahfouz, 1912-Naguíb MahfúzNaguîb Maḥfûz, 1911-2006Najib Mahfouz.Najib Mahfouz, 1911-Najib Mahfouz, 1911-2006Najib Mahfuz.Najib Mahfuz, 1911-Najīb, Maḥfūz, 1911-2006Najīb Maḥfūẓ, 1912-Махфуз, Нагиб, 1911-מחפוז, נג׳יבمجفوظ, نجيبمحفظ، نجيب، 1911-2006محفوز، نجيب، 1911محفوز، نجيب، 1911-2006محفوظ ، مجيبمحفوظ، نجب، 1911-2006‏محفوظ، نجيب.محفوظ، نجيب،, 1911-محفوظ، نجيب، 1911-2006محفوظ، نجيب، 1912-محفوظ، نحيبمحوز، نجيبنجيب محفوظنجيب محفوظ، 1911-2006マハフーズ, ナギーブマフフーズ, ナギーブlccn-n80004694Rodenbeck, Johnlccn-n78090624Le Gassick, Trevortrllccn-n85810992Stock, Raymond T.trllccn-n82020409Johnson-Davies, Denysauicomtrllccn-n92074440El-Enany, Rasheed1949-lccn-n82024344Allen, Roger1942-trledtlccn-n82027696Hutchins, William M.trllccn-n50026052بدوي، محمد مصطفىlccn-n84074945Moosa, Mattilccn-n83044210Ghīṭānī, JamālMaḥfūẓ, Najīb1911-2006FictionCriticism, interpretation, etcPolitical fictionPsychological fictionHistoryDomestic fictionBiographyDramaInterviewsFilm adaptationsEgyptEgypt--CairoMaḥfūẓ, Najīb,Arabic fictionManners and customsLiteratureMiddle EastEgyptian fictionIslamic countriesArab countriesIslamic civilizationFamiliesAuthors, ArabNile RiverSocial historyAfricaDomestic fictionEgyptian literatureAkhenaton,--King of EgyptBrothers and sistersLiṣṣ wa-al-kilāb (Maḥfūẓ, Najīb)Reader-response criticismFeminism in literatureMexicoPostcolonialismMexico--Mexico CityNeighborsCity dwellersMuslimsAuthors, EgyptianNames, Personal, in literatureCivilizationNovelists, ArabBritish Occupation of Egypt (1882-1936)Short stories, ArabicIdrīs, YūsufPolitics and literatureGhīṭānī, JamālIbrāhīm, Ṣunʻ AllāhStyle, LiteraryLiterature and historyProstitutesMan-woman relationshipsInterpersonal relationsGay menDomestic fiction, ArabicRealityFathers and sonsAllegoriesPharaohs191120061944194519461947194919501952195319541955195619571958195919601961196219631964196519661967196819691970197119721973197419751976197719781979198019811982198319841985198619871988198919901991199219931994199519961997199819992000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012201320146664017475642892.736PJ7846.A46ocn648242539ocn762700056ocn444521328ocn691922736ocn762590860ocn691796173ocn470694902ocn587143210ocn587349878ocn691457694ocn762461187ocn421947289ocn762516546ocn701903461ocn258251939ocn743168216ocn723038953ocn723641152ocn723371276ocn723150978ocn442833778287632ocn020258737book19560.23Maḥfūẓ, NajībPalace walkHistoryFictionThe 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+-+1119170385224634ocn021875598book19900.23Maḥfūẓ, NajībPalace of desireFictionContinuing 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."+-+4219170385324217264ocn024142528book19660.29Maḥfūẓ, NajībMidaq AlleyFictionNever 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+-+8129170385203925ocn023462214book19570.24Maḥfūẓ, NajībSugar StreetHistoryFictionStory 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+-+9529170385154125ocn030028375book19950.23Maḥfūẓ, NajībArabian nights and daysFictionSeventeen tales based on the classic, The Thousand and One Nights, but full of modern messages. In recounting his adventures, Sinbad-the-Sailor observes it is wrong to be a prisoner of tradition. The book's Egyptian author was recently the object of an assassination attempt by fundamentalists+-+6333190385132015ocn032349213book19960.23Maḥfūẓ, NajībChildren of the alleyFictionPolitical fictionThe 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+-+8945790385131323ocn027894526book19770.24Maḥfūẓ, NajībThe harafishFictionDomestic fictionAshur 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+-+69787903851249107ocn026262582book19670.37Maḥfūẓ, NajībMiramarFictionPension Miramar engages a fellaha (a young peasant woman), who ran away from her village to avoid a forced marriage. She becomes the centre point of the attention of all the pension's inhabitants, because of her simplicity and natural beauty, but also for her ambition to get out of her traditional role of maid without education. The fellaha's battle to escape her humble fortune is mingled with her emotional love life and the more or less violent advances of some residents. The evolving story is told from (here) four different angles (persons), revealing slowly the real motives behind the different clashes. This novel contains some typical Mahfouz characters, like the career man, the wealthy playboy or the impostor ('employed by one master, serving secretly another'). Some themes are also familiar: 'If you have power, you have everything', or 'Everyone else around us behaves as if they didn't believe in God's existence'. The novel is also a reflection on the failure of the Egyptian Revolution of 1952: 'But was there an alternative? Only the Communists or the Muslim Brotherhood.'+-+K329170385123826ocn019671825book19840.27Maḥfūẓ, NajībThe thief and the dogsFictionWhen Said Mahran is released from prison, he finds that he has been betrayed emotionally, physically, and intellectually. In his confusion, he strikes back with reckless abandon and destroys himself+-+8719170385116824ocn019669565book19850.28Maḥfūẓ, NajībThe beginning and the endFictionWith 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+-+0309170385116724ocn026054031book19930.24Maḥfūẓ, NajībAdrift on the NileFictionPsychological fictionUshered 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+-+0778790385112017ocn019671847book19840.28Maḥfūẓ, NajībWedding songFictionFour 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?+-+K919170385108317ocn024380570book19830.25Maḥfūẓ, NajībThe journey of Ibn FattoumaFictionIn 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+-+887879038595620ocn020723872book19860.28Maḥfūẓ, NajībThe beggarFictionIn 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+-+810917038532495518ocn020723860book19850.28Maḥfūẓ, NajībAutumn quailFictionSet 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+-+490917038532490221ocn048641887book19920.25Maḥfūẓ, NajībThe Cairo trilogyHistoryFiction"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."--BOOK JACKET+-+168869028587220ocn020694186book19750.28Maḥfūẓ, NajībRespected sirFictionWith 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)85215ocn022810691book19870.29Maḥfūẓ, NajībThe searchFictionA 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+-+251917038579122ocn007727244book19810.53Maḥfūẓ, NajībChildren of GebelawiFiction+-+638543320676612ocn042810772book19980.23Maḥfūẓ, NajībAkhenaten, dweller in truthHistoryFiction"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+-+945449038515883ocn048138625file19940.37Moosa, MattiThe early novels of Naguib Mahfouz images of modern EgyptCriticism, interpretation, etc13555ocn243607044file19930.47El-Enany, RasheedNaguib Mahfouz the pursuit of meaningCriticism, interpretation, etcA comprehensive and up-to-date introduction to the winner of the 1988 Nobel Prize for Literature. Included is a full biography and systematic analysis of the writer's works+-+70482506958585ocn022544738book19910.25Maḥfūẓ, NajībThe time and the place and other storiesFictionSelected and translated by the distinguished scholar Denys Johnson-Daivies, these stories have all the celebrated and distinctive characters and qualities found in Mahfouz's novels: The denizens of the dark, narrow alleyways of Cairo, who struggle to survive the poverty; melancholy ruminations on death; experiments with the supernatural; and witty excursions into Cairene middle-class life. --Publisher+-+57291703858376ocn034410965book19970.27Maḥfūẓ, NajībEchoes of an autobiographyBiographyA collection of sayings and parables by an Egyptian writer, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature. In Do Not Curse, he writes: "Do not curse the world for it hardly has a hand in what occurs in it," and in A Heartbeat, he writes: "A single beat from the heart of a lover is capable of driving out a hundred sorrows." The pieces range in length from a page to a sentence+-+20003903856762ocn243701079rcrd20080.12Murphy, MollyAn Introduction to The thief and the dogs by Naguib MahfouzCriticism, interpretation, etcNaguib Mahfouz's The Thief and the Dogs (1961) is a multi-faceted story that is equal parts crime thriller, morality tale, and political allegory. The novel begins with career criminal Said Mahran's release from prison. He immediately sets off for the home of his ex-wife's new husband, desperate to settle a score with the man he feels betrayed him and hoping to reunite with his young daughter, Sana. Instead, she rejects him. Said next visits the posh home of his friend and mentor Rauf Ilwan, a former leader of the student resistance who has thoroughly abandoned the egalitarian principles he supported during the Revolution of 1952. Sensing Said is not willing to give up his life of crime, Rauf rebuffs him, saying, "Things are no longer what they used to be". Consumed by bitterness and motivated by a desire for revenge on the society and individuals he feels have failed him, Said's quest for vengeance carries readers from the banks of the Nile River, through the boulevards and back alleys of Cairo, to Bab al-Nasr --- a medieval gateway on the outskirts of the city. Chances for redemption and a new way of life come to him in the form of Nur, a prostitute who believes her love can transform them both, and Sheikh Ali al-Junaydi, a Sufi cleric who offers Said the opportunity to reject worldly temptation in favor of a spiritual path. Unable to accept either eros or agape, Said soon finds himself the most hunted man in Egypt --- aimless, desperate, and alone. Long known as a writer of realist fiction, 'The Thief and the Dogs' marks Mahfouz's first use of the stream-of-consciousness technique. The result is a ground-breaking work that allows the reader intimate access to the thoughts, emotions, and motivations of a man consumed by rage and hell-bent on self-destruction6412ocn818658371com20070.50Allegretto-Diiulio, PamelaNaguib Mahfouz a western and eastern cage of female entrapmentCriticism, interpretation, etc+-+86189598463822ocn025409319book19930.70Beard, MichaelNaguib Mahfouz : from regional fame to global recognitionCriticism, interpretation, etcBiographyScholars of Arabic language and literature show how renowned Egyptian fiction writer Mahfouz's work transcends its setting in the ancient alleys of Cairo and speaks to all people in all cultures. The collection of essays originated in a symposium at the U. of Massachusetts recognizing Mahfouz's receipt of the 1988 Nobel Prize for literature+-+22107106353383ocn038536022book19980.66Milson, MenahemNajib Mahfuz : the novelist-philosopher of CairoCriticism, interpretation, etc"Najib Mahfuz is Egypt's best known novelist. In 1988 he became the first Arab writer to win the Nobel Prize, and he is now internationally famous. This book which provides a detailed analysis of Mahfuz's major works (The Cairo Trilogy, The Thief and the Dogs, Children of Gebelawi) is intended for both the specialist and the general reader."--BOOK JACKET3152ocn048917364book20010.35Maḥfūẓ, NajībNaguib Mahfouz at Sidi Gaber : reflections of a Nobel laureate, 1994-2001Interviews"In one of his regular columns in Al-Ahram Weekly, Naguib Mahfouz at the age of 89 wrote of his feeling of having reached the penultimate station of his life, and noted how it reminded him of his annual journey from Cairo to Alexandria: at Sidi Gaber Station he begins to prepare his luggage, ready to get off the train, because the next station is the final one." "This volume, published on the occasion of the Nobel laureate's 90th birthday, brings together a selection of the more personal, reflective pieces that have appeared over the past seven years. They reveal a writer concerned as always with the human condition, with his own thought processes, and with the craft of writing, offering rare insights into the way a great writer thinks and works. The range and quality of writing is even more remarkable when one remembers that since a nearly fatal knife attack in 1994, the injuries Mahfouz sustained, combined with his failing eyesight, have made it almost impossible for him to write. But as a man who has devoted his life to the written word, Mahfouz now prepares his weekly articles through conversations with his friend Mohamed Salmawy, who has selected and gathered the pieces in this collection. Mahfouz fans and anyone interested in learning more about the life, times, and thoughts of one of the major figures of modern Arabic literature will find this volume an essential addition to their bookshelf."--BOOK JACKET+-+K8219792243041ocn228602208book20070.53El-Enany, RasheedNaguib Mahfouz : his life and timesBiography"Naguib Mahfouz (1911-2006) is the only Arab writer to have been awarded the Nobel prize for literature. The author of thirty-five novels, fifteen collections of short stories, twenty-five film screenplays, numerous critical works, and in his later years over five hundred short fictions based on his dreams (partly published as The Dreams and Dreams of Departure by the AUC Press in 2004 and 2007), he has been hugely influential on several generations of Arab writers, and his books are now read in more than forty languages around the world." "In this first biography of Naguib Mahfouz in English, Rasheed El-Enany looks at the life of the man and the work of the writer, and assesses the oeuvre and legacy of a towering figure in the Egyptian and Arab literary world who was able to reach far beyond his own linguistic and cultural boundaries to an admiring readership across the globe."--BOOK JACKET+-+43761692243002ocn021522259book19900.73Gordon, HaimNaguib Mahfouz's Egypt : existential themes in his writingsCriticism, interpretation, etc+-+71231786853242993ocn022491249book19900.63Critical perspectives on Naguib MahfouzCriticism, interpretation, etc+-+24015694352812ocn044132962book20000.29Maḥfūẓ, NajībThe beggar ; The thief and the dogs ; Autumn quail"The Beggar is a complex tale of alienation and despair. In the aftermath of Nasser's revolution, a man sacrifices his work and family to a series of illicit love affairs that intensify his feelings of estrangement. A passionate outcry against irrelevance, and a masterful work of fiction." "Released from jail in postrevolutionary times, the hero of The Thief and the Dogs blames an unjust society for his ill fortune, eventually bringing himself to destruction in a cruel world that denies his redemption." "Autumn Quail is a tale of moral responsibility, isolation, and political downfall about a corrupt bureaucrat who is one of the early victims of the purge following the 1952 revolution. Mahfouz presents a remarkable portrait of the clash between past and present, a portrait that is ultimately an optimistic one in which the two will peacefully coexist."--Jacket+-+20834903852734ocn025370589book19920.76Mikhail, MonaStudies in the short fiction of Mahfouz and IdrisCriticism, interpretation, etcIn this comparative approach to the works of two major contemporary Egyptian writers, Mona Mikhail identifies existentialism as a major force in their work. Her close examination of the images and metaphors that recur in the short fiction of those two writers shows strong affinities with the works of Ernest Hemingway and Albert Camus, concentrating on a central preoccupation with the theme of death as a constant in he works of all four writers. Mikhail shows how Mafouz and Idris not only successfully incorporate myth and folklore but also draw upon the rich heritage of classical Arabic Literat2723ocn000810424book19730.50Maḥfūẓ, NajībGod's world : an anthology of short storiesFiction2716ocn040608053visu19940.25Maḥfūẓ, NajībEl callejón de los milagrosDramaFilm adaptations"Set in the old downtown section of Mexico City. The events that take place have been divided into the stories of three neighbors whose lives are entertwined. Rutilio, the family man who experiences homosexual feelings that shatter his domestic life; Susanita, the spinster who dreams of getting married and falls prey to a thief; and Alma, the virgin who becomes a cocaine addicted prostitute."--Container2363ocn680621243com20070.73Salmāwī, MuḥammadThe last station Naguib Mahfouz looking backBiography"In July 2006, at the age of 94, Naguib Mahfouz, the grand old man of Egyptian novels and winner of the Nobel prize for literature in 1988, was admitted to hospital after an apparently minor fall sustained in his home in Cairo. Among the few friends allowed regular visits to Mahfouz's hospital bedside was the writer Mohamed Salmawy, former colleague at al-Ahram newspaper and, following the failed assassination attempt in 1994 when Mahfouz had lost the full use of his right hand, an assistant in recording Mahfouz's late creative output." "The Last Station, Mohamed Salmawy's intimate journal of Naguib Mahfouz's final weeks, sparkles with reminiscences of joyful times spent together and significant events from the great writer's life. Even for those less familiar with the writings of Naguib Mahfouz, it portrays the closeness of two writers from different generations and celebrates the life of an incomparable artist."--BOOK JACKET+-+90761692242152ocn030721597book19940.79Mehrez, SamiaEgyptian writers between history and fiction : essays on Naguib Mahfouz, Sonallah Ibrahim, and Gamal al-GhitaniCriticism, interpretation, etc"Taking as the basis of her study the premise that the boundaries of history and literature are difficult to define, and that the two disciplines represent related types of narrative discourse, Samia Mehrez examines the work of three leading contemporary Egyptian writers: the Nobel laureate Naguib Mahfouz, Sonallah Ibrahim, and Gamal al-Ghitani. Mehrez delves into the relationship between history and narrative literature and shows that both attempt to transform 'reality' and 'life' into historical structures of meaning. By analyzing the works of these authors in terms of the relationship between authority and the production of narrative literature, she reveals a context in which literature becomes a kind of 'alternative' history - a discourse that comments not only on the history of a place but also on the creation of a narrative on history. As the author says in the Introduction, "The three writers whose careers and works are discussed in these chapters represent some of the most crucial contributions to the larger signifying entity that has engaged the Arab reader in many transformative ways. . . . The authors and their works provide an indispensable (hi)story of the literary field itself, mapping, through their own development as artistic producers, the history of the context which they inhabit and in which they produce"." -- Book cover+-+25889792241975ocn008786206book19710.81Peled, MatityahuReligion, my own : the literary works of Najib MahfuzCriticism, interpretation, etc1872ocn046642037book20010.33Maḥfūẓ, NajībRespected sir ; Wedding song ; The searchA collection of three novels by Nobel laureate Naguib Mahfouz, including "Respected Sir," the story of a petty government clerk's frenzied pursuit of a higher office; "Wedding Song," a psychological drama about life in the theater; and "The Search," which tells of a young criminal who is searching for his father+-+0183490385+-+4219170385324+-+4219170385324Fri Mar 21 15:49:05 EDT 2014batch119497