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Maḥfūẓ, Najīb 1911-2006

Works: 1,587 works in 7,360 publications in 27 languages and 74,507 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Historical fiction  History  Didactic fiction  Domestic fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Psychological fiction  Political fiction  Biography  Short stories 
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Roles: Author, Honoree, Interviewee, Author of introduction, Bibliographic antecedent, Other, Creator
Classifications: PJ7846.A46, 892.736
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Midaq Alley by Najīb Maḥfūẓ( Book )
335 editions published between 1947 and 2016 in 13 languages and held by 2,975 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
Palace walk by Najīb Maḥfūẓ( Book )
46 editions published between 1956 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,814 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
Palace of desire by Najīb Maḥfūẓ( Book )
48 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in English and held by 2,133 libraries worldwide
Continuing the story of al-Sayyid Ahmad and his family, this is a fascinating look at Egypt in the 1920s. Increased personal freedoms mix tenuously with traditions of family control, as two of Ahmad's sons court alluring women
Arabian nights and days by Najīb Maḥfūẓ( Book )
82 editions published between 1979 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 1,661 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
Miramar by Najīb Maḥfūẓ( Book )
207 editions published between 1967 and 2016 in 23 languages and held by 1,488 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
The beginning and the end by Najīb Maḥfūẓ( Book )
136 editions published between 1949 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 1,473 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
The harafish by Najīb Maḥfūẓ( Book )
81 editions published between 1977 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 1,437 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
Adrift on the Nile by Najīb Maḥfūẓ( Book )
97 editions published between 1965 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 1,371 libraries worldwide
Ushered in an age of enormous social change; responsibility is the watchword, and there is no time for the frivolous or the absurd. In this serious world, the theory of "art for art's sake" has been usurped by the concepts of committed theater, social realism, and art with a message for the people. These middle-aged and middle-class sons and daughters of the old bourgeoisie are left high and dry, to gather beneath the moonlight, smoking and chatting, hoping to re-create
Wedding song by Najīb Maḥfūẓ( Book )
77 editions published between 1980 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 1,263 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?
Children of the alley by Najīb Maḥfūẓ( Book )
28 editions published between 1995 and 2016 in English and Chinese and held by 1,263 libraries worldwide
The tale of a Mafia-like don in Egypt. He lives in a mansion in Cairo, uphill at the end of an alley whose inhabitants he exploits. He is the patriarch of a large family whose wealth comes from dealing in drugs and various protection rackets. While family members jockey for power, the people below live in squalor, dreaming of the revolutionary heroes their poverty produced. An expose of injustice in Egypt by a Nobel Prize winner and author of 30 novels
The beggar by Najīb Maḥfūẓ( Book )
128 editions published between 1965 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 1,209 libraries worldwide
In The Beggar, Mahfouz expresses his disdain with the current political situation in Egypt by using his characters as symbols of the past, present, and political views of his country. Omar al-Hamzawi's daughter Buthayna is one of the female protagonists in this story who symbolizes Egypt post the 1952 revolution. She is like Egypt, youthful and optimistic but naïve and ill-experienced. She is at a point in her life where the decision of poetry vs. science will determine how she develops and where she will go in life. Quite similar to the situation Egypt is facing after the revolt and establishment of a new government. Egypt was and is a country mired in fundamentalism and traditionalism. Should Buthayna be radical or should she accept what Egyptian society has already set forth for her? These were the problems confronting her. So it is easy to see where the comparison of Buthayna to Egypt post revolution comes from
Respected sir by Najīb Maḥfūẓ( Book )
108 editions published between 1975 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 1,168 libraries worldwide
With this portrait of a misanthropic civil servant, the Egyptian Nobel laureate devises a cunning send-up of egregious ambition, stodgy bureaucracy and cloying piety. Mahfouz's overblown language mirrors the grandiose aspirations of his protagonist Othman Bayyumi, a common archives clerk who schemes for a lofty appointment as Director General, expounding that "a government position is a brick in the edifice of the state, and the state is an exhalation of the spirit of God, incarnate on earth." As Egypt experiences the birth pangs of nationalism, Othman remains an apolitical, selfish loner wallowing in his self-imposed misery, who fawns over his superiors, works like a dervish and squirrels away his money, his only physical pleasures the visits he pays religiously to a prostitute, which "were usually followed by a wholehearted plea for forgiveness and a prolonged resort to prayer and worship."45 Envisioning marriage as a means to forge social connections that will launch him to glory, he viciously turns down prospective brides; because no one is good enough for him, he ends up in his later years with two wives, one a opium-addict aging prostitute, the other a young woman who uses him as he sought to use others. -- from (April 26, 2011)
The search by Najīb Maḥfūẓ( Book )
95 editions published between 1964 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 1,082 libraries worldwide
A young man's search for his patrimony turns sour when the scheming wife of his landlord enlists him in a plan to murder her husband for his money. Despite his misgivings and overwhelmed by the sexual frenzy she has induced, he follows through with the plan, only to be betrayed. Unflinching, tough, and dramatic, the Search was most certainly intended to be a harsh criticism of post-revolution morality. On its most elemental level, however, it is a powerful story of lust, greed and murder
The journey of Ibn Fattouma by Najīb Maḥfūẓ( Book )
23 editions published between 1983 and 2016 in English and held by 1,012 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
Autumn quail by Najīb Maḥfūẓ( Book )
38 editions published between 1985 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 944 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
Fountain and tomb : hakayat haretna by Najīb Maḥfūẓ( Book )
91 editions published between 1965 and 2011 in 8 languages and held by 872 libraries worldwide
Fountain and Tomb follows a man who thinks back in to his childhood, recalling stories that he heard throughout his life in the alley and then adds his own opinion to the stories about how the people change
Cairo modern by Najīb Maḥfūẓ( Book )
69 editions published between 1946 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 794 libraries worldwide
"The novelist's camera pans from the dome of King Fuad University (now Cairo University) to students streaming out of the campus, focusing on four students in their twenties, each representing a different trend in Egypt in the 1930s. Finally the camera comes to rest on Mahgub Abd al-Da'im. A scamp, he fancies himself a nihilist, a hedonist, an egotist, but his personal vulnerability is soon revealed by a family crisis back home in al-Qanatir, a dusty, provincial town on the Nile that is also a popular destination for Cairene day-trippers. His emotional life also fluctuates between the extremes of a street girl, who makes her living gathering cigarette butts, and his wealthy cousin Tahiya. Since he thinks that virtue is merely a social construct, how far will our would-be nihilist go in trying to fulfill his unbridled ambitions? What if he discovers that high society is more corrupt and cynical than he is? With a wink back at Goethe's Faust and Henry Fielding's Joseph Andrews, Mahgub becomes a willing collaborator in his own corruption." "Published in Arabic in the 1940s, this cautionary morality tale about self-defeating egoism and ill-digested foreign philosophies comes from the same period as one of the writer's best-known works, Midaq Alley. Both novels are comic and heartfelt indictments not so much of Egyptian society between the world wars as of human nature and our paltry attempts to establish just societies."--Jacket
Sugar Street by Najīb Maḥfūẓ( Book )
44 editions published between 1957 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 772 libraries worldwide
The novels of The Cairo Trilogy trace three generations of the family of tyrannical patriarch Al-Sayyid Ahmad Abd al-Jawad, who rules his household with a strict hand while living a secret life of self-indulgence. Palace Walk introduces us to his gentle, oppressed wife, Amina, his cloistered daughters, Aisha and Khadija, and his three sons-the tragic and idealistic Fahmy, the dissolute hedonist Yasin, and the soul-searching intellectual Kamal. Al-Sayyid Ahmad?s rebellious children struggle to move beyond his domination in Palace of Desire, as the world around them opens to the currents of modernity and political and domestic turmoil brought by the 1920s. Sugar Street brings Mahfouz's vivid tapestry of an evolving Egypt to a dramatic climax as the aging patriarch sees one grandson become a Communist, one a Muslim fundamentalist, and one the lover of a powerful politician
The coffee house by Najīb Maḥfūẓ( Book )
36 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 312 libraries worldwide
"On a school playground in the stylish Cairo suburb of Abbasiya, five young boys become friends for life, making a nearby café, Qushtumur, their favorite gathering spot forever. One is the narrator, who, looking back in his old age on their seven decades together, makes the other four the heroes of his tale, a Proustian (and classically Mahfouzian) quest in search of lost time and the memory of a much-changed place. In a seamless stream of personal triumphs and tragedies, their lives play out against the backdrop of two world wars, the 1952 Free Officers coup, the defeat of 1967 and the redemption of 1973, the assassination of a president, and the simmering uncertainties of the transitional 1980s. But as their nation grows and their neighborhood turns from the green, villa-studded paradise of their youth to a dense urban desert of looming towers, they still find refuge in the one enduring landmark in their ever-fading world: the humble coffeehouse called Qushtumur."--Publisher description
God's world : an anthology of short stories by Najīb Maḥfūẓ( Book )
18 editions published between 1973 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 173 libraries worldwide
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Machfus, Nagib.
Machfūs, Nagīb 1911-2006
Machfūs, Nagīb 1912-2006
Machfus, Negib
Machfus Negib 1911-2006
Machfuz, Nagib.
Machfuz, Nagib 1911-2006
Machfuz, Nagib 1912-2006
Mafūz, Najīb 1911-2006
Mahfl'z Naguîb.
Mahfoez, Nagíb 1911-2006
Mahfoez, Nagieb 1911-2006
Mahfoez, Nagieb 1912-2006
Mahfoudh, Nagib
Mahfoudh Nagib 1911-2006
Mahfouz N.
Mahfouz N. 1911-2006
Maḥfoūẓ, Naguib
Mahfouz, Naguib 1911-
Mahfouz Naguib 1911-2006
Mahfouz, Naguib 1912-
Mahfouz, Naguib 1912-2006
Mahfouz, Naguib Bey 1911-2006
Mahfouz, Naguib Bey 1912-2006
Mahfouz, Najib.
Mahfouz, Najib 1911-2006
Mahfouz, Najib 1912-2006
Mahfouz, Nassib 1911-2006
Mahfouz, Nassib 1912-2006
Mahfūdh, Najīb 1912-
Mahfus, Nadjib 1911-2006
Mahfus, Nadjib 1912-2006
Mahfus, Nagib
Mahfus Nagib 1911-2006
Mahfus, Nagib 1912-2006
Maḥfuṭ, Nag'ib 1911-2006
Maḥfūẓ ʿAbd al-ʿAzīz, Naǧīb 1911-2006
Mahfuz, N. 1911-2006
Maḥfūz, Nadjīb 1912-
Mahfuz, Nadżib.
Mahfúz, Nadžíb 1911-2006
Mahfūz , Naǧhīb
Mahfuz, Naghib 1911-2006
Mahfuz, Naghib 1912-2006
Maḥfūẓ, Naǧīb.
Maḥfūẓ, Naǧīb 1911-2006
Maḥfūz, Naǧīb 1912-2006
Maḥfûz, Naguîb
Mahfuz, Naguib 1911-
Maḥfûz, Naguîb 1911-2006
Maḥfûz, Naguîb 1912-2006
Mahfuz, Naguib 'Abd al-'Aziz al-Sabillgi 1911-2006
Maḥfūẓ, Najīb
Mahfūz, Najīb 1911-
Maḥfūẓ, Najīb 1911-2006
Maḥfūẓ, Najīb 1912-
Maḥfūẓ, Najīb 1912-2006
Mahfūz, Nayīb.
Maḥfūẓ, Naŷīb 1911-2006
Mahfuz, Nayib 1912-2006
Mahfuz, Necib 1911-2006
Mahfuz, Necib 1912-2006
Mahfuz, Necip, 1911-2006
Mahfuz, Nedžib
Makhfuz, Nagib.
Makhfuz, Nagib 1911-
Makhfuz, Nagib 1911-2006
Makhfuz, Nagib 1912-2006
Mechfus, Nagib
Mechfus Nagib 1911-2006
Mehfus, Nagib
Mehfus Nagib 1911-2006
mḥfwẓ, njyb.
Nadžíb Mahfúd
Nadžíb Mahfúz
Nadżib Mahfuz prozaik egipski, noblista
Naghib Mahfuz
Nagib Machfus 1911-2006
Nagib Machfuz 1911-2006
Nagib Machfuz 1912-2006
Nagib , Mahfuz
Naǵib Maḥfūẓ 1911-2006
Naǧīb Maḥfūẓ 1912-2006
Naǧīb Maḥfūẓ ʿAbd-al-ʿAzīz Aḥmad al-Bāšā 1911-2006
Naǧīb Maḥfūẓ ʿAbd-al-ʿAzīz Aḥmad al-Bāšā 1912-2006
Nagib Mahfuz ägyptischer Schriftsteller
Nagíb Mahfúz egyiptomi író
Naǧīb Maḥfūẓ Ibn-ʿAbd-al-ʿAzīz Aḥmad al-Bāšā 1911-2006
Naǧīb Maḥfūẓ Ibn-ʿAbd-al-ʿAzīz Aḥmad al-Bāšā 1912-2006
Naǧīb Maḥfūẓ Ibn-Ibrāhīm ʿAbd-al-ʿAzīz al-Bāšā 1911-2006
Naǧīb Maḥfūẓ Ibn-Ibrāhīm ʿAbd-al-ʿAzīz al-Bāšā 1912-2006
Naǧīb Maḥfūẓ Ibrāhīm ʿAbd-al-ʿAzīz al-Bāšā 1911-2006
Naǧīb Maḥfūẓ Ibrāhīm ʿAbd-al-ʿAzīz al-Bāšā 1912-2006
Nagib Mahfuz romanziere egiziano
Nagib Makhfuz.
Nagib Makhfuz 1911-
Nagib Makhfuz 1911-2006
Naǧib Meḥfuḍ
Nagibas Mahfuzas
Nagībs Mahfūzs
Nagieb Mahfoez
Nagieb Mahfoez Egyptisch schrijver
Naguîb Mahfl'z.
Naguib Mahfouz.
Naguib Mahfouz 1911-
Naguib, Mahfouz 1911-2006
Naguib Mahfouz 1912-
Naguib Mahfouz écrivain égyptien
Naguib Mahfouz Egyptian writer, and Nobel Prize in Literature recipient
Naguib Mahfouz Ehipsio a mannurat a nangabak iti Premio Nobel ti Literatura idi 1988
Naguib Mahfouz romanziere egiziano
Naguib Mahfús escritor exipcio, galardoado co premio Nobel de Literatura
Naguíb Mahfúz
Naguîb Maḥfûz 1911-2006
Naguib Mahfuz escritor egipcio
Najib Mahfouz.
Najib Mahfouz 1911-
Najib Mahfouz 1911-2006
Najīb Maḥfūẓ
Najib Mahfuz 1911-
Najīb, Maḥfūz 1911-2006
Najīb Maḥfūẓ 1912-
Najib Nahfouz 1911-2006
Na'jiyb Maxfuz
Necib Mahfuz
Nəcib Məhfuz
Ναγκίμπ Μαχφούζ
Махфуз, Нагиб
Махфуз, Нагиб 1911-
Махфуз, Нагиб 1911-2006
Нагиб Махфуз
Нагиб Махфуз 1911-2006
Нагіб Махфуз
Нажиб Махфуз
Наґіб Магфуз
Наґіб Махфуз
Нәғиб Мәхфрүз
Нәҗип Мәхфүз
Մահֆուզ, Նաջիբ, 1911-2006
Նագիբ Մահֆուզ
מחפוז, נג׳יב
מחפוז, נג'יב
מחפוז, נגיב 1911-2006
מחפוז, נג'יב, 1912-2006
מחפוט', נג'יב
מחפוט, נגיב, 1912-2006
נאגיב מאכפֿוז
נגיב מחפוז
ا لسكرية
مجفوظ، نجيب
محفظ، نجيب، 1911-2006
محفوز، نجيب، 1911
محفوز، نجيب، 1911-2006
محفوط، نجيب
محفوظ ، مجيب
محفوظ، نجب، 1911-2006
‏محفوظ، نجيب.
محفوظ، نجيب، 1911-
‏محفوظ، نجيب ،‏ 1911-2006
محفوظ، نجيب 1911-2006 (اديب)،
محفوظ، نجيب ١٩١١-٢٠٠٦م (اديب)،
محفوظ، نجيب، 1912-
محفوظ، نجيب، 1912-2006
محفوظ، نجيب (اديب)، ١٩١١-٢٠٠٦م
محفوظ، نحيب
محوز، نجيب
نأجیڤ مأحفوٙظ
نجيب محفوظ
نجيب محفوظ، 1911-2006
نجیب محفوظ
نەجیب مەحفووز
नाग्विब महफूझ
नजीब महफूज़
নাগিব মাহফুজ
ਨਜੀਬ ਮਹਿਫ਼ੂਜ਼
நகிப் மஹ்ஃபூஸ்
నగీబ్ మెహఫూజ్
നജീബ് മഹ്ഫൂസ്
นะญีบ มะห์ฟูซ
နားဂွစ် မားဖု
ნაჯიბ მაჰფუზი
나기브 마푸즈 1988년 노벨 문학상을 수상한 이집트의 소설가
마푸즈, 나기브 1911-2006
마푸즈, 나지브 1911-2006
마흐푸즈, 나지브 1911-2006
마흐푸즈, 나집 1911-2006
마흐프즈, 나집 1911-2006
ነጂብ ማህፋዝ.
ናጊብ ማህፉዝ
マハフーズ, ナギーブ
マフフーズ, ナギーブ
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