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The Mahfouz dialogs

Author: غيطاني، جمال. ; Jamāl Ghīṭānī; Najīb Maḥfūẓ; Humphrey T Davies
Publisher: Cairo, Egypt ; New York, NY : The American University in Cairo Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Mahfouz Dialogs records the memories, views, and jokes of Naguib Mahfouz on subjects ranging from politics to the relationship between his novels and his life, as delivered to intimate friends at a series of informal meetings stretching over almost half a century." "Mahfouz was a pivotal figure not only in world literature (through being awarded the Nobel prize for literature in 1988 he became the first writer  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Diaries
Anecdotes
Named Person: Jamāl Ghīṭānī; Najīb Maḥfūẓ
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: غيطاني، جمال. ; Jamāl Ghīṭānī; Najīb Maḥfūẓ; Humphrey T Davies
ISBN: 9774161270 9789774161278
OCLC Number: 173807514
Language Note: In English.
Notes: Translation of: al-Majālis al-maḥfūẓīyah.
"First published in Arabic in 2006 as al-Majalis al-mahfuziya by Dar El Shorouk"--T.p. verso.
Description: xx, 215 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Dialogs 3 --
Dialog in Celebration of His Ninety-Third Year 36 --
Mahfouzian Memories 61 --
Childhood 66 --
Literary Formation and the Struggle between Literature and Philosophy 81 --
Out of the Shadows, Into the Limelight 94 --
The Major Novels: The Cairo Trilogy 99 --
Great Literature Springs from the Self 105 --
Politics and the Revolution: "I am not opposed to the July Revolution" 110 --
The Cinema: Flourishing in the Years of Literary Despair 132 --
The First, and Greatest, Love 141 --
Marriage and Family 148 --
Well-Loved Places: Cairo and Alexandria 153 --
Old Cairo: Reality and Invention in the World of Mahfouz 181 --
Scattered Gatherings 197.
Other Titles: Majālis al-maḥfūẓīyah.
Responsibility: Gamal al-Ghitani ; translated by Humphrey Davies.

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