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Najib Mahfuz : the novelist-philosopher of Cairo

Author: Menahem Milson
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Najib Mahfuz is Egypt's best known novelist. In 1988 he became the first Arab writer to win the Nobel Prize, and he is now internationally famous. This book which provides a detailed analysis of Mahfuz's major works (The Cairo Trilogy, The Thief and the Dogs, Children of Gebelawi) is intended for both the specialist and the general reader."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Najīb Maḥfūẓ; Najīb Maḥfūẓ; Naǧīb Maḥfūẓ; Naǧīb Maḥfūẓ
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Menahem Milson
ISBN: 0312215185 9780312215187
OCLC Number: 38536022
Description: xvi, 304 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Transliteration and Translation --
The Novelist, His World and His Works --
The Emergence of the Modern Egyptian Novel --
Najib Mahfuz and His Cairo --
The Works of Najib Mahfuz --
Recurrent Images, Persistent Ideas --
Rational Man, Rebellious Devil --
Home and Homelessness --
Absent Father, Persevering Mother --
One Vision, Three Narrative Modes --
Mahfuz as Political Critic --
A Cunning Art --
The Courtroom of History --
What's in a Name --
Personal Names in Fiction --
A Note on Egyptian Personal Names --
Two Early Short Stories --
Khan al-Khalili --
Al-Qahira al-Jadida --
The Beginning and the End --
The Cairene Trilogy --
The Thief and the Dogs --
The Beggar --
The Masks of Reality, the Enigma of Names --
Names and Remembrance --
Mahfuz's Enigmatic Name --
Names and Language --
Mahfuz as Allegorist --
Mahfuz and the Secret of Being.
Responsibility: Menahem Milson.

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"Najib Mahfuz is Egypt's best known novelist. In 1988 he became the first Arab writer to win the Nobel Prize, and he is now internationally famous. This book which provides a detailed analysis of Mahfuz's major works (The Cairo Trilogy, The Thief and the Dogs, Children of Gebelawi) is intended for both the specialist and the general reader."--Jacket.

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