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Rodenbeck, John

Works: 33 works in 176 publications in 4 languages and 4,761 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Guidebooks  History  Art  Pictorial works  Allegories  Catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Novels  Horror films 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of screenplay, Translator, Other
Classifications: PJ7846.A46, 892.736
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Publications about John Rodenbeck
Publications by John Rodenbeck
Most widely held works by John Rodenbeck
Wedding song by Najīb Maḥfūẓ( Book )
20 editions published between 1984 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,062 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?
Miramar by Najīb Maḥfūẓ( Book )
21 editions published between 1978 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 579 libraries worldwide
The novel is set in 1960s Alexandria at the pension Miramar. The novel follows the interactions of the residents of the pension, its Greek mistress Mariana, and her servant. The interactions of all the residents is based around the servant girl Zohra, a beautiful peasant girl from the Beheira Governorate who has abandoned her village life
Autumn quail by Najīb Maḥfūẓ( Book )
17 editions published between 1985 and 2004 in English and Multiple languages and held by 574 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
Midaq Alley by Najīb Maḥfūẓ( Book )
2 editions published in 1989 in Undetermined and English and held by 440 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 by Cérès Wissa-Wassef( Book )
22 editions published between 1988 and 1997 in English and held by 232 libraries worldwide
Egyptian festivals by Margo Veillon( Book )
6 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 117 libraries worldwide
Margo Veillon, one of Egypt's best known and best loved artists, returns to enchant us again with a collection of paintings and drawings depicting the festivals of Egypt. The cycle of Egyptian life is marked by festivals and celebrations: those for births, weddings, saints' mulids, national holidays, and closing the circle, funerals. Margo Veill ... more "on draws us in to the joy, exuberance, and occasional sorrow that mark the seasons of Egyptian festivals. This remarkable collection of images fills the viewer with the music and dance that punctuate these events and allows us to participate vicariously through the pages in a swirl of colors, smells, sounds, and exultation
Cairo ( Book )
15 editions published between 1992 and 2002 in English and held by 112 libraries worldwide
Margo Veillon : witness of a century ( Book )
4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 86 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 85 libraries worldwide
Nubia : sketches, notes, and photographs by Margo Veillon( Book )
5 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
Harvest : photographs by Margo Veillon( Book )
2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 35 libraries worldwide
Cairo ( serial )
in English and held by 33 libraries worldwide
Frankenstein meets the spacemonster ( visu )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 21 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
Egypt ( serial )
in English and held by 15 libraries worldwide
Kairo ( Book )
1 edition published in 1992 in German and held by 13 libraries worldwide
Egitto by Cérès Wissa Wassef( 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
Wedding song by Naj?Oib Maḥf?Ouẓ( file )
1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
The thief and the dogs by Naj?Oib Maḥf?Ouẓ( file )
1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
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