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Le Gassick, Trevor

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Works: 38 works in 199 publications in 3 languages and 5,304 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Satire  History  Biography  Psychological fiction 
Roles: Author, Translator, Other, Editor
Classifications: PJ7846.A46, 892.736
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Publications about Trevor Le Gassick
Publications by Trevor Le Gassick
Most widely held works by Trevor Le Gassick
Midaq Alley by Najīb Maḥfūẓ( Book )
42 editions published between 1966 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,481 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
The thief and the dogs by Najīb Maḥfūẓ( Book )
26 editions published between 1984 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,204 libraries worldwide
Just released from prison, Said Mahran finds himself betrayed by the most important people in his life--forgotten by his daughter, abandoned by his wife, and rejected by his mentor
The secret life of Saeed : the Pessoptimist by Imīl Ḥabībī( Book )
16 editions published between 1982 and 2010 in English and held by 781 libraries worldwide
"This contemporary classic, the story of a Palestinian who becomes a citizen of Israel, combines fact and fantasy, tragedy and comedy. Saeed is the comic hero, the luckless fool, whose tale tells of aggression and resistance, terror and heroism, reason and loyalty that typify the hardships and struggles of Arabs in Israel. An informer for the Zionist state, his stupidity, candor, and cowardice make him more of a victim than a villain; but in a series of tragicomic episodes, he is gradually transformed from a disaster-haunted, gullible collaborator into a Palestinian-no hero still, but a simple man intent on survival and, perhaps, happiness."--Book cover
An Introduction to The thief and the dogs by Naguib Mahfouz by Molly Murphy( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 628 libraries worldwide
Naguib Mahfouz's The Thief and the Dogs (1961) is a multi-faceted story that is equal parts crime thriller, morality tale, and political allegory. The novel begins with career criminal Said Mahran's release from prison. He immediately sets off for the home of his ex-wife's new husband, desperate to settle a score with the man he feels betrayed him and hoping to reunite with his young daughter, Sana. Instead, she rejects him. Said next visits the posh home of his friend and mentor Rauf Ilwan, a former leader of the student resistance who has thoroughly abandoned the egalitarian principles he supported during the Revolution of 1952. Sensing Said is not willing to give up his life of crime, Rauf rebuffs him, saying, "Things are no longer what they used to be". Consumed by bitterness and motivated by a desire for revenge on the society and individuals he feels have failed him, Said's quest for vengeance carries readers from the banks of the Nile River, through the boulevards and back alleys of Cairo, to Bab al-Nasr --- a medieval gateway on the outskirts of the city. Chances for redemption and a new way of life come to him in the form of Nur, a prostitute who believes her love can transform them both, and Sheikh Ali al-Junaydi, a Sufi cleric who offers Said the opportunity to reject worldly temptation in favor of a spiritual path. Unable to accept either eros or agape, Said soon finds himself the most hunted man in Egypt --- aimless, desperate, and alone. Long known as a writer of realist fiction, 'The Thief and the Dogs' marks Mahfouz's first use of the stream-of-consciousness technique. The result is a ground-breaking work that allows the reader intimate access to the thoughts, emotions, and motivations of a man consumed by rage and hell-bent on self-destruction
Critical perspectives on Naguib Mahfouz ( Book )
9 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 307 libraries worldwide
Wild thorns by Saḥar Khalīfah( Book )
6 editions published between 1985 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 296 libraries worldwide
Roman, der skildrer livet i Palæstina under israelk besættelse
The life of the prophet Muḥammad : a translation of al-Sīra al-Nabawiyya by Ismāʻīl ibn ʻUmar Ibn Kathīr( Book )
12 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in English and held by 185 libraries worldwide
Major themes in modern Arabic thought : an anthology by Trevor Le Gassick( Book )
8 editions published in 1979 in 3 languages and held by 170 libraries worldwide
The defense statement of Ahmad ʻUrabi, the Egyptian : from the Blunt Manuscript at the School of Oriental and African Studies, London by Aḥmad ʻUrābī( Book )
7 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 55 libraries worldwide
I am free, and other stories by Iḥsān ʻAbd al-Qaddūs( Book )
2 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 45 libraries worldwide
The life of the Prophet Muḥammad by Ismāʻīl ibn ʻUmar Ibn Kathīr( Book )
11 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 34 libraries worldwide
The life of the prophet Mu.hammad : a translation of Al-sīra al-Nabawiyya by Ismāʻīl ibn ʻUmar Ibn Kathīr( Book )
11 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 19 libraries worldwide
The life of the Prophet Muḥammad by Ismāʻīl ibn ʻUmar Ibn Kathīr( Book )
6 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and held by 12 libraries worldwide
The life of the prophet Muḥammad by Ismāʻīl ibn ʻUmar Ibn Kathīr( Book )
8 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and held by 10 libraries worldwide
The big read ( Sound Recording )
in English and held by 10 libraries worldwide
Readings of excerpts and critical analysis
The life of the prophet Muḥammad by Ismāʻīl ibn ʻUmar Ibn Kathīr( Book )
4 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
The life of the prophet Muḥammad : Al-Sīra al-nabawiyya by Trevor Le Gassick( Book )
4 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Days of dust by Halim Isber Barakat( Book )
4 editions published between 1974 and 1997 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Roman
The life of the prophet Muḥammad : a translation of al-Sīra al-Nabawiyya by Ismāʻīl b. ʻUmar Ibn Kat̲īr( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
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1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Gassick Trevor Le
Gassick, Trevor le 1935-
Le Gassick, Trevor
Le Gassick, Trevor 1935-
Le Gassick Trevor J.
Le Gassick, Trevor J. 1935-
LeGassick, Trevor
Legassick, Trevor 1935-
LeGassick, Trevor J.
LeGassick, Trevor J. 1935-
Trevor LeGassick American arabist and translator
Trevor LeGassick US-amerikanischer Arabist
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