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- DescriptionNaguib Mahfouz (1911-2006) is the only Arab writer to have been awarded the Nobel prize for literature. In its citation for the Nobel prize, the Swedish Academy of Letters ted through works rich in nuance-w clear-sightedly realistic, w evocatively ambiguous- has formed an Arabic narrative art that applies to all mankind. The author of thirty-five vels, 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 w 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.
- Author BiographyRASHEED EL-ENANY is professor of modern Arabic literature and director of the Institute of Arab Islamic Studies at the University of Exeter. He is the author of Naguib Mahfouz: The Pursuit of Meaning.
- Author(s)Rasheed El-Enany
- PublisherThe American University in Cairo Press
- SubjectBiography: Literary
- Place of PublicationCairo
- Country of PublicationEgypt
- ImprintThe American University in Cairo Press
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations, colour tables
- Weight426 g
- Width138 mm
- Height204 mm
- Spine18 mm
- Format DetailsSewn,Paper over boards,With dust jacket
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