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Egyptian writers between history and fiction : essays on Naguib Mahfouz, Sonallah Ibrahim, and Gamal al-Ghitani

Author: Samia Mehrez
Publisher: Cairo, Egypt : The American University in Cairo Press, 1994.
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"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Ibrahim, Sonallah
Aufsatzsammlung
Named Person: Najīb Maḥfūẓ; Ṣunʻ Allāh Ibrāhīm; Jamāl Ghīṭānī; Najib Mahfuz; Ṣunʻ Allāh Ibrāhīm; Jamal Ghitani; Jamāl Ghīṭānī; Ṣunʻ Allāh Ibrāhīm; Najīb Maḥfūẓ; Naǧīb Maḥfūẓ; Ǧamāl ((al- )) Ġīṫānī; Ṣunʻallāh Ibrāhīm; Naǧīb Maḥfūẓ; Ǧamāl al- Ġīṭānī
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Samia Mehrez
ISBN: 9774243250 9789774243257 9774243307 9789774243301
OCLC Number: 30721597
Notes: Consists of partial text previously published.
Description: x, 161 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Respected sir --
Sonallah Ibrahim and the (hi)story of the book --
Re-writing the city: the case of Khitat al-Ghitani --
Re-writing history: The Day the leader was killed by Naguib Mahfouz --
al-Zayni Barakat: narrative as history --
Sonallah Ibrahim's Dhat: the ultimate ojectification of the self.
Other Titles: Essays on Naguib Mahfouz, Sonallah Ibrahim, and Gamal al-Ghitani
Responsibility: Samia Mehrez.

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Attempts to bridge the gap between the literary and the historical, the personal and the collective, the aesthetic and the ideological. This book discusses the careers and works of the writers, which  Read more...

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