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Aswānī, ʻAlāʼ 1957-

Overview
Works: 131 works in 559 publications in 18 languages and 7,258 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Drama  Interviews  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Internet videos  Social problem films  Film adaptations  College stories  Historical fiction 
Roles: Author, Contributor, Bibliographic antecedent, Creator, Interviewee
Classifications: PJ7814.S93, 892.737
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by ʻAlāʼ Aswānī
The Yacoubian building by ʻAlāʼ Aswānī( Book )

43 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 1,287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lives of the inhabitants of an apartment building in downtown Cairo intertwine as the destinies of a fading aristocrat, voluptuous siren, devout doorman, secretly-gay editor, roof-squatting tailor, and corrupt politician come together
Chicago : a novel by ʻAlāʼ Aswānī( Book )

67 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in 13 languages and held by 1,161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Post-September 11 Chicago becomes the site of a cultural collision of Egyptian and American lives, including a Ph. D. candidate whose traditional upbringing is challenged by her American experiences, and an émigré whose western values are countered by questions about his daughter's honor
The Automobile Club of Egypt by ʻAlāʼ Aswānī( Book )

37 editions published between 2000 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 890 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The beating death of a once-respected Egyptian landowner-turned-servant in a luxury club subjects his widow and sons to poverty and turbulent politics that force the club's oppressed employees to make a life-risking choice
Friendly fire : stories by ʻAlāʼ Aswānī( Book )

15 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alaa Al Aswany has won resounding critical acclaim for his deft and moving portrayals of the lives of contemporary Egyptians who constantly examine their relationship with Egypt's history, religion, class, and gender distinctions. In "Friendly Fire" he once again demonstrates an extraordinary empathy for lost and searching souls as he focuses on the exquisite emotions of everyday life. In "The Kitchen Boy" and "Dearest Sister Makarim," Al Aswany explores the hypocrisy of the class divide. The brief and tender "Izzat Amin Iskandar" is a heartrending view of youthful hope. And in the unforgettable novella "The Isam Abd el-Ati Papers," the narrator carries us along a troubling journey through his painful relationships with his artist father and his self-centered mother, en route to a devastating collision of temptation and morality. Here are stories of generational conflict, love, repression, and the clash of Western and Arab ideals, all beautifully rendered by a true modern master
Alaa Al-Aswany( Visual )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the early years of his dental practice, Alaa Al Aswany had an office in Cairo's deteriorating Yacoubian Building-eventually turning his experiences there into a successful novel by the same title. This interview with the Egyptian author highlights his views on social issues affecting the Islamic world as well as his attitudes towards literature and the West. Guiding viewers through his favorite haunts, past and present, among the streets of Cairo, Al Aswany addresses several topics-including the 2005 Danish cartoon controversy, the damage caused by stereotypes, and the author's belief that dictatorship, not fundamentalism, is the "disease" which Egypt and other Islamic nations must cure
On the state of Egypt : a novelist's provocative reflections by ʻAlāʼ Aswānī( Book )

6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides an analysis of the issues present in Egyptian society, including economic stagnation, police brutality, and poverty that led to the overthrow of the Mubarak government, and reveals why the revolt was destined to happen
L'immeuble Yacoubian : roman by ʻAlāʼ Aswānī( Book )

14 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in French and Arabic and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En plein coeur du Caire, l'immeuble Yacoubian, véritable personnage principal du roman, est prétexte à raconter tout un pan de l'histoire égyptienne, des années 1930 aux années 1950, avec l'arrivée de la révolution nassérienne. Les protagonistes, les habitants de l'immeuble, riches et pauvres, bons et méchants, se débattent tous dans le même piège
On the state of Egypt : what made the revolution inevitable by ʻAlāʼ Aswānī( Book )

6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides an analysis of the issues present in Egyptian society, including economic stagnation, police brutality, and poverty that led to the overthrow of the Mubarak government, and reveals why the revolt was destined to happen
Het Yacoubian by ʻAlāʼ Aswānī( Book )

19 editions published between 2002 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De levens van de bewoners van een flatgebouw in Caïro lopen sterk uiteen
ʻImārat Yaʻqūbiyān : riwāyah by ʻAlāʼ Aswānī( Book )

26 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in Arabic and Undetermined and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Novel
Shīkājū : riwāyah by ʻAlāʼ Aswānī( Book )

21 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in Arabic and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Novel
J'aurais voulu être égyptien by ʻAlāʼ Aswānī( Book )

11 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in French and English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recueil de nouvelles se déroulant au coeur du Caire
On the state of Egypt : what caused the revolution by ʻAlāʼ Aswānī( Book )

8 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der Jakubijân-Bau : Roman aus Ägypten by ʻAlāʼ Aswānī( Book )

12 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in German and Arabic and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In diesem Roman wird der ägyptische Alltag aufgezeigt, z.B. wie im Bereich der Politik geschmiert und gefoltert wird, wie sich ein erfolgreicher Journalist einen Ägypter als Bettgenossen hält, wie ein junges Mädchen von allen Arbeitgebern belästigt wird. Alles findet in einem Gebäude, dem Jakubijân-Bau statt
Chroniques de la révolution égyptienne by ʻAlāʼ Aswānī( Book )

7 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in French and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Democracy is the answer : Egypt's years of revolution by ʻAlāʼ Aswānī( Book )

5 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of articles written by the critic of the Mubarak regime for the newspaper Al-Masry Al-Youm over three years confronts the crucial issues of corruption, brutality, police negligence, and the judicial and religious interference in a divided society's search for agreement on a constitution and democratically-elected government
De Automobielclub van Caïro by ʻAlāʼ Aswānī( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in Dutch and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De vader van een gezin in Cairo heeft al zijn geld verloren en gaat als bediende in de Automobielclub werken, die in 1924 is opgericht, naar Engels voorbeeld
Hal akhṭaʼat al-thawrah al-Miṣrīyah? by ʻAlāʼ Aswānī( Book )

4 editions published in 2012 in Arabic and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Miṣr ʻalá dikkat al-iḥtiyāṭī by ʻAlāʼ Aswānī( Book )

4 editions published in 2011 in Arabic and Undetermined and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El edificio Yacobián by ʻAlāʼ Aswānī( Book )

16 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Chicago : a novel
Alternative Names
Al-Aswānī, ʿAlāʾ

al-Aswānī, ʿAlāʾ 1957-

Al-Aswani, Alaa

Al Aswani, Alaa 1957-

al-Aswany, Alaa

al-Aswany, Alaa 1957-

ʿAlāʾ al-Aswānī

ʿAlāʾ al-Aswānī 1957-...

Ala al-Aswani ägyptischer Schriftsteller und Zahnarzt

Ala al-Aswani egipski pisarz

ʿAlāʾ al-Aswānī scrittore egiziano

Alaa al-Aswani

Alaa Al Aswani Egyptisch schrijver

Alaa Al Aswany Egyptian novelist

Alaa al-Aswany egyptisk författare

Alaa al-Aswany egyptisk forfatter

Alaa el Asvani

Assouani, Alaa.

Assouani Alaa 1957-....

Aswani, Ala

Aswānī, ʻAlāʼ 1957-

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Aswānī, ʿAlāʾ al- 1957-

Aswani, Alaa al-

Aswani, Alaa al- 1957-

Aswany, Alaa 1957-

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Aswᾱnῑ, Alᾱ Al 1957-

El Aswany, Alaa

El Aswany, Alaa 1957-

Алаа аль-Асвані

Алаа ел Асвани

Аля аль-Асуани

Асуани А. 1957-

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أسواني، علاء، (1957-).

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علاء الاسوانى

علاء الأسواني، 1957-

علاء الاسوانی نویسنده مصری

عەلا ئەسوانی

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Chicago : a novelFriendly fire : storiesOn the state of Egypt : a novelist's provocative reflectionsOn the state of Egypt : what made the revolution inevitableOn the state of Egypt : what caused the revolution