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Rodenbeck, John

Works: 33 works in 133 publications in 5 languages and 4,824 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Guidebooks  Art  Pictorial works  Catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Drama  Psychological fiction 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Editor
Classifications: PJ7846.A46, 892.736
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Publications about John Rodenbeck
Publications by John Rodenbeck
Most widely held works by John Rodenbeck
The thief and the dogs by Najīb Maḥfūẓ( Book )
23 editions published between 1984 and 2011 in English and Arabic and held by 1,222 libraries worldwide
When Said Mahran is released from prison, he finds that he has been betrayed emotionally, physically, and intellectually. In his confusion, he strikes back with reckless abandon and destroys himself
Wedding song by Najīb Maḥfūẓ( Book )
14 editions published between 1984 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,104 libraries worldwide
Four people--the leading man, the playwright, his father and his mother-explain a senasation new play creating four distinct dramas. Is it an extraordinary work of imagination or a confession of sordid family secrets?
Autumn quail by Najīb Maḥfūẓ( Book )
11 editions published between 1985 and 2004 in English and held by 590 libraries worldwide
Set during the Egyptian revolution of 1952 and the years immediately following, this 1962 novel by the Nobel laureate focuses on Isa, a senior civil servant during the last days of the monarchy, pensioned off after the upheaval for having taken bribes. "Although my mind is sometimes convinced by the revolution, my heart is always with the past. I just don't know if there can be any settlement between the two," says Isa, who abides his own peculiar moral code. Refusing to join his hypocritical friends in kowtowing to the new regime, he spurns the connections offered by his cousin Hasan, a key player in the infant republic, and becomes a nonentity; Hasan subsequently wins the hand of Isa's fiancee, Salwa, whose influential father and whose "sweet gentle expression that showed not only a kindly temperament but also an almost total lack of intelligence or warmth" makes her a coveted commodity. Isa's perhaps honorable career choice is later counterpointed by his despicable treatment of a prostitute whom he impregnatedpk, and of his barren wife. As translator Allen admits, the novel suffers from a falsely optimistic, contrived ending (Mahfouz may have been pleasing the "official cultural sector" to which he himself belonged) and from its coverage of an extended, four-year time period
Miramar by Najīb Maḥfūẓ( Book )
9 editions published between 1978 and 2003 in English and held by 562 libraries worldwide
Pension Miramar engages a fellaha (a young peasant woman), who ran away from her village to avoid a forced marriage. She becomes the centre point of the attention of all the pension's inhabitants, because of her simplicity and natural beauty, but also for her ambition to get out of her traditional role of maid without education. The fellaha's battle to escape her humble fortune is mingled with her emotional love life and the more or less violent advances of some residents. The evolving story is told from (here) four different angles (persons), revealing slowly the real motives behind the different clashes. This novel contains some typical Mahfouz characters, like the career man, the wealthy playboy or the impostor ('employed by one master, serving secretly another'). Some themes are also familiar: 'If you have power, you have everything', or 'Everyone else around us behaves as if they didn't believe in God's existence'. The novel is also a reflection on the failure of the Egyptian Revolution of 1952: 'But was there an alternative? Only the Communists or the Muslim Brotherhood.'
Midaq Alley by Najīb Maḥfūẓ( Book )
2 editions published in 1989 in Undetermined and English and held by 466 libraries worldwide
Considered by many to be Mahfouz's best novel, Midaq Alley centers around the residents of one of the hustling, teeming back alleys of Cairo. Also includes two of his other novels: Miramar, a tale of intersecting lives that provides us with a portrait of life in Egypt in the late 1960's; and The Thief and the Dogs, which depicts the fate of a Marxist thief, who has been released from prison and plans revenge
Egypt ( Book )
20 editions published between 1988 and 1997 in English and held by 254 libraries worldwide
Cairo ( Book )
13 editions published between 1991 and 2000 in English and held by 117 libraries worldwide
Egyptian festivals by Margo Veillon( Book )
5 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 116 libraries worldwide
Margo Veillon : witness of a century ( Book )
3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 87 libraries worldwide
Description of the life and work of the painter Margo Veillon (1907-2003)
Reading Egypt : literature, history, and culture by John Rodenbeck( Book )
5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 84 libraries worldwide
Nubia : sketches, notes, and photographs by Margo Veillon( Book )
4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 71 libraries worldwide
From 1964 onward much of the ancient land of Nubia sank forever in the waters of Lake Nasser, behind the new Aswan High Dam. Margo Veillon had been fascinated by the vibrancy, color, and movement of the life of ordinary people in Nubia since the 1930s. In the company of friends and fellow artists she made numerous extended visits to capture in her artwork a lifestyle that has now vanished. This book is a record of her journeys. Presenting the Nile as this beautiful land's thoroughfare, her drawings and photographs reflect the impact of this world upon her. Veillon's diaries, notes, and pictures vividly illuminate one of the world's most visually oriented cultures in a style that is as expressive as its subject, thus offering not only an image captured at a particular moment in time, never to be seen again, but the sensitivity and skill of brain, eye, and hand that made that capture possible. Margo Veillon was born in Cairo in 1907, the daughter of a Swiss businessman and his Austrian wife. She spent much of her artistic career capturing the verve and movement of daily life in Egypt, and since 1936 the world of Upper Egypt and Nubia. She died in 2003
Cairo ( serial )
in English and held by 36 libraries worldwide
Harvest : photographs by Margo Veillon( Book )
1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 34 libraries worldwide
Egypt ( serial )
in English and held by 17 libraries worldwide
Frankenstein meets the spacemonster ( visu )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 16 libraries worldwide
When an atomic war on Mars destroys the planet's women, it's up to Martian Princess Marcuzan and her right-hand man Dr. Nadir to travel to earth and kidnap women for new breeding stock. Landing in Puerto Rico, they shoot down a NASA space capsule manned by an android. With his electronic brain damaged, the android terrorizes the island while the Martians raid beaches and pool parties -- IMDb
Kairo ( Book )
1 edition published in 1992 in German and held by 12 libraries worldwide
Cairo ( Book )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
Egitto ( Book )
2 editions published between 1991 and 1997 in Italian and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Ägypten ( Book )
1 edition published in 1988 in German and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Ai ji by He fo( Book )
2 editions published in 1991 in Chinese and held by 3 libraries worldwide
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German (2)
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Italian (2)
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