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Studies in the short fiction of Mahfouz and Idris

Author: Mona Mikhail
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, ©1992.
Series: New York University studies in Near Eastern civilization, no. 16.
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Mikhail, Mona.
Studies in the short fiction of Mahfouz and Idris.
New York : New York University Press, c1992
(OCoLC)645263102
Named Person: Najīb Maḥfūẓ; Yūsuf Idrīs; Najīb Maḥfūẓ; Yusuf Idris; Yūsuf Idrīs; Naǧīb Maḥfūẓ
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mona Mikhail
ISBN: 0814754740 9780814754740
OCLC Number: 25370589
Description: xii, 168 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: I. A brief survey of the development of the Arabic short story --
II. Naguib Mahfouz: the man and his art --
Biography --
A brief survey of Mahfouz's works --
The Cairo trilogy --
Neo-realism and Mahfouz's psychological novels and short stories --
Mahfouz and Ghali Shukri's Al-muntami --
Mahfouz's philosophy and place among world literatures --
III. An interpretation of the image and metaphor of death --
A recurrent existential motif in the stories of Hemingway, Idris, Mahfouz and Camus --
Yusuf Idris --
Existentialism and Arab thought --
Hemingway, Idris, Mahfouz and Camus at the crossraods of existentialsim --
Analysis of the treatment of death in selected short stories --
The search for the authentic self --
Life against death-A passion for life --
Unqualified death as the ultimate absurdity --
IV. Broken idols or the demise of abstractions --
The rebel with a cause: Revolt in the name of man --
A Sufi approach to existentialism --
Nihilism and the Nada concept in the work of Mahfouz and Hemingway --
Folktale: Technique and theme --
V. Eros and the quest for happiness --
Brief encounters: Love and initiation in the stories of Idris and Mahfouz --
The city as metaphor: Loss and alienation --
The image of woman and the search for a new identity --
No man is an island unto himself-The "other" and the need for self definition --
Love against loneliness: An existential assertion of life --
House of flesh: An extreme indictment of human want --
A compromise on the road to happiness --
VI. Conclusion.
Series Title: New York University studies in Near Eastern civilization, no. 16.
Responsibility: Mona N. Mikhail.
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