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Aswānī, ʻAlāʼ 1957-

Overview
Works: 102 works in 332 publications in 9 languages and 5,083 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Drama  Interviews  Film adaptations  College stories  Short stories 
Roles: Bibliographic antecedent, Creator, Interviewee, Contributor
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 )
32 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 1,312 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 )
36 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 1,107 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
Friendly fire : stories by ʻAlāʼ Aswānī ( Book )
9 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 457 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
On the state of Egypt : a novelist's provocative reflections by ʻAlāʼ Aswānī ( Book )
5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 221 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
On the state of Egypt : what made the revolution inevitable by ʻAlāʼ Aswānī ( Book )
7 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 148 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 )
9 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in French and held by 126 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
Alaa Al-Aswany ( )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 117 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
Shīkājū : riwāyah by ʻAlāʼ Aswānī ( Book )
16 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in Arabic and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Novel
ʻImārat Yaʻqūbiyān : riwāyah by ʻAlāʼ Aswānī ( Book )
18 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in Arabic and Undetermined and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Novel
Het Yacoubian by ʻAlāʼ Aswānī ( Book )
4 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in Dutch and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
De levens van de bewoners van een flatgebouw in Caïro lopen sterk uiteen
Chicago by ʻAlāʼ Aswānī ( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in Dutch and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Het leven van een aantal Egyptenaren in en om de medische faculteit in Chicago gaat niet over rozen
Chicago by ʻAlāʼ Aswānī ( Book )
4 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in French and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Des Egyptiens se rendent à Chicago pour étudier à l'université de médecine et se trouvent pris dans les contradictions de leur sentiment d'appartenance à un pays qui les exalte autant qu'il les déçoit
On the state of Egypt : what caused the revolution by ʻAlāʼ Aswānī ( Book )
6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
J'aurais voulu être égyptien by ʻAlāʼ Aswānī ( Book )
10 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in French and English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Recueil de nouvelles se déroulant au coeur du Caire
Der Jakubijân-Bau Roman aus Ägypten by ʻAlāʼ Aswānī ( Book )
10 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in German and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Die Armen wohnen oben, auf dem Dach, in kleinen Kabüffchen, die ursprünglich als Abstellkammern konzipiert waren. In den Stockwerken darunter geht es weniger knapp zu. Dort hat ein durch die Revolution von 1952 teilenteigneter Grundbesitzer sein Büro mitsamt Liebesnest, ein Chefredakteur seine Wohnung, ein Neureicher das Domizil für seine Zweitfrau und viele Ungenannte ihr ganz normales Zuhause. Auf vielfältige Weise verweben sich die Leben der Bewohner. Das Haus wird zum Mikrokosmos für Ägypten
Chroniques de la révolution égyptienne by ʻAlāʼ Aswānī ( Book )
4 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in French and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hal akhṭaʼat al-thawrah al-Miṣrīyah? by ʻAlāʼ Aswānī ( Book )
3 editions published in 2012 in Arabic and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Eigen vuur by ʻAlāʼ Aswānī ( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in Dutch and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Novelle en verhalen over mensen in het hedendaagse Egypte
Miṣr ʻalá dikkat al-iḥtiyāṭī by ʻAlāʼ Aswānī ( Book )
3 editions published in 2011 in Arabic and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Nīrān ṣadīqah : qiṣaṣ by ʻAlāʼ Aswānī ( Book )
7 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in Arabic and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Short stories
 
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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-
Assouani, Alaa.
Assouani, Alaa, 1957-
Aswání, Alá, 1957-
Aswānī, ʿAlāʾ al
Aswānī, ʿAlāʾ al-, 1957-
Aswani, Alaa al-
Aswani, Alaa al- 1957-
Aswany, Alaa, 1957-
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El Aswany, Alaa
أسواني، علاء
أسواني، علاء، 1957-
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علاء الأسواني، 1957-
Languages
English (87)
Arabic (58)
French (26)
German (11)
Dutch (6)
Danish (4)
Spanish (4)
Polish (2)
Bosnian (1)
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