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Kilias, Doris

Overview
Works: 46 works in 143 publications in 1 language and 547 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Domestic fiction  Historical fiction  Psychological fiction  Love stories 
Roles: Translator, Creator, Author
Classifications: PJ7846.A46, 892.736
Publication Timeline
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Publications about Doris Kilias
Publications by Doris Kilias
Publications by Doris Kilias, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by Doris Kilias
Midaq Alley by Najīb Maḥfūẓ( Book )
15 editions published between 1985 and 2015 in German and Undetermined and held by 54 libraries worldwide
Never has Nobel Prize-winner Naguib Mahfouz's talent for rich and luxurious storytelling been more evident than in this outstanding novel, first published in Arabic in 1947. One of his most popular books (and considered by many to be one of his best), Midaq Alley centers around the residents of one of the teeming back alleys of Cairo
Die Girls von Riad : [Roman] by Rajāʼ ʻAbd Allāh Ṣāniʻ( Book )
6 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in German and held by 43 libraries worldwide
Der Roman schildert das Schicksal der Freundinnen Sadim, Kamra, Michelle und Lamis. Es sind vier junge Frauen der saudischen Oberschicht, die studieren, ihre Zukunft in Horoskopen zu erkennen suchen, über das richtige Make-up diskutieren, sich verlieben und von der Liebe enttäuscht werden. Aber es geht auch um arrangierte Ehen, um geschiedene Frauen, die von der Gesellschaft geächtet werden, um eine Sunnitin, die sich in einen Schiiten verliebt, und ausserdem um Homosexualität
Karnak Café by Najīb Maḥfūẓ( Book )
4 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in German and held by 36 libraries worldwide
Novel
The harafish by Najīb Maḥfūẓ( Book )
3 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in German and held by 27 libraries worldwide
Ashur al-Nagi grows from humble origins to become a great leader among the working class people of his alley, but the following generations of his family slip further and further into decadence and decline
Palace walk by Najīb Maḥfūẓ( Book )
11 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in German and Undetermined and held by 24 libraries worldwide
The engrossing saga of a Muslim family in Cairo during Egypt's occupation by British forces in the early 1900's. Arabic title: Bayn al-Qasrayn. Winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature
The beginning and the end by Najīb Maḥfūẓ( Book )
3 editions published in 2000 in German and held by 24 libraries worldwide
With this realistic 1949 novel, Najib Mahfouz reveals to Western readers the woes of a petit bourgeois family thrust into poverty in WW II Cairo. The Kamels' private battles, relayed here in engrossing detail, are a microcosm of the Egyptian nation's birth pangs in gaining independence. When their father dies, age-old conventions crumble--one social-climbing son reneges on a betrothal; drugs and illicit sex numb the grief of two self-hating siblings. Redolent of a culture verging on modernity, the work illumines courting rituals, weddings, funerals, food, dress, interior decor and and entertainment. According to Mahfouz, the plight of Egyptian women in the 1940s was complex. The widow Samira is respected, wise and controlling; her daughter Nefisa's physical ugliness is a virtual death sentence, and her skill at needlework a source of embarrassment, not pride
Erkundungen : 32 ägyptische Erzähler by Doris Kilias( Book )
3 editions published in 1989 in German and held by 22 libraries worldwide
The journey of Ibn Fattouma by Najīb Maḥfūẓ( Book )
6 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in German and held by 21 libraries worldwide
In this pithy, powerful parable, the masterly Naguib Mahfouz explores life's secrets and the mysterious maze of the human heart--a mystical and lyrical Pilgrim's Progress set in a mythical, timeless Middle East. --Publisher
Risālat al-baṣāʼir fī al-maṣāʼir by Jamāl Ghīṭānī( Book )
2 editions published in 2001 in German and held by 21 libraries worldwide
Palace of desire by Najīb Maḥfūẓ( Book )
9 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in German and held by 20 libraries worldwide
Breit angelegte Saga einer ägyptischen Kaufmannsfamilie vor dem historischen Hintergrund von 1924-1927
Rhadopis of Nubia by Najīb Maḥfūẓ( Book )
3 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in German and held by 20 libraries worldwide
"Against the background of the high politics of Sixth Dynasty Egypt, a powerful love grows between Rhadopis, a courtesan whose ravishing beauty is unmatched in time or place, and youthful, headstrong Pharaoh Merenra, worshiped by his people as a divine presence on earth. Rhadopis comes of poor peasant stock, but her star rises until she become the most celebrated woman in the kingdom, entertaining her countless lovers, who include the most powerful men in the realm, with her dancing, singing, and stimulating intellectual conversation in her white palace on an island in the Nile. Despite the attention and the endless stream of suitors, however, Rhadopis's heart remains cold and loveless-until events conspire in the strangest of ways to bring her to the attention of Pharaoh himself. From there the two of them embark on a journey of intense passion that is totally absorbing and ultimately tragic. As their obsession for one another burns wildly, they become caught up in the violent turbulence of the politics of the day-Merenra through his desire to sequester the properties of the priesthood and Rhadopis by her efforts to control the march of destiny and avoid their untimely but inevitable fate. But for Rhadopis, who has played with men's minds and danced on the scattered shards of their broken hearts, and Pharaoh, who has sought to flaunt ancient tradition for his own ends, can the power of love ultimately offer protection? "--Publisher description
Zeit der Fehler by Muḥammad Shukrī( Book )
2 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in German and held by 19 libraries worldwide
The search by Najīb Maḥfūẓ( Book )
1 edition published in 1991 in Undetermined and held by 17 libraries worldwide
Belletristik : Ägypten/Alexandria/Kairo ; Roman
32 [Zweiunddreissig] ägyptische Erzähler ( Book )
1 edition published in 1989 in German and held by 16 libraries worldwide
Belletristik : Ägypten ; Erzählungen
Pyramiden : eine literarische Expedition by Jamāl Ghīṭānī( Book )
2 editions published in 2006 in German and held by 16 libraries worldwide
Arabian nights and days by Najīb Maḥfūẓ( Book )
4 editions published between 1982 and 2010 in German and held by 14 libraries worldwide
Seventeen tales based on the classic, The Thousand and One Nights, but full of modern messages. In recounting his adventures, Sinbad-the-Sailor observes it is wrong to be a prisoner of tradition. The book's Egyptian author was recently the object of an assassination attempt by fundamentalists
Masri, der Mann aus dem Delta : Roman by Muḥammad Yūsuf Quʻayd( Book )
1 edition published in 1993 in German and held by 13 libraries worldwide
Akhenaten, dweller in truth by Najīb Maḥfūẓ( Book )
6 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in German and held by 13 libraries worldwide
"Naguib Mahfouz brings us the story of Akhenaten, or the "sun king," whose monotheistic beliefs eventually earned him a reputation as the most infamous ruler of ancient Egypt and the epithet "heretic pharaoh."" "Narrating the novel is a young man with a passion for the truth, who sets out to question Akhenaten's contemporaries, including his closest friends, his worst enemies, and finally, his wife, Nefertiti, years after the king's death in an effort to record a history free of bias. As our narrator and each of the subjects he interviews contribute their version of the story, Akhenaten emerges as a charismatic enigma whose character encompasses all of the contradictions his subjects see in him, and readers are allowed to decide for themselves the truth about Akhenaten."--Jacket
The dreams by Najīb Maḥfūẓ( Book )
3 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in German and held by 12 libraries worldwide
In this collection of his newest and shortest short stories, the Egyptian Nobel literature laureate has reduced the fictional form to its most essential level, while retaining his justifiably famous mastery of the storytelling art. A man finds that all the streets in his neighborhood have turned into a circus - but his joy at the sight changes to anger when he discovers he cannot escape it anywhere, even in his own home. A group of lifelong friends meet to trade jokes in a familiar alley - only to face a sudden, deadly flood that echoes the revenge taken by an ancient Egyptian queen upon the men who murdered her husband. A girl from the dreamer's childhood flies with him from his native lane on a cart drawn by a winged horse, to become a star in the firmament above the Great Pyramid. Such is the stuff of Naguib Mahfouz's The Dreams - his first major work since a knife attack by a religious fanatic in 1994 left him unable to write for several years. First serialized in a Cairo magazine, The Dreams are a unique and haunting mixture of the deceptively quotidian, the seductively lyrical, and the savagely nightmarish - the richly condensed sum of more than nine decades of artistic genius and everyday experience. - Dust jacket
Kairoer Trilogie by Najīb Maḥfūẓ( Book )
1 edition published in 1994 in German and held by 10 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Doris Kilias Übersetzerin vom Arabischen ins Deutsche
Erpenbeck, Doris 1942-2008
Languages
German (83)
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