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Maḥfūẓ, Najīb 1911-2006

Works: 1,342 works in 6,509 publications in 33 languages and 71,817 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Political fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Psychological fiction  Biography  Drama  Film adaptations  History  Interviews 
Subject Headings:
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Honoree, Interviewee, Bibliographic antecedent, Author of introduction, Other, Creator
Classifications: PJ7846.A46, 892.736
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Most widely held works by Najīb Maḥfūẓ
Palace walk by Najīb Maḥfūẓ( Book )
219 editions published between 1956 and 2014 in 13 languages and held by 4,163 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
Midaq Alley by Najīb Maḥfūẓ( Book )
303 editions published between 1947 and 2015 in 13 languages and held by 2,949 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 of desire by Najīb Maḥfūẓ( Book )
135 editions published between 1957 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 2,442 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. Sequel to "Palace walk" and second story in "The Cairo trilogy."
Children of the alley by Najīb Maḥfūẓ( Book )
126 editions published between 1967 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 2,331 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
Sugar Street by Najīb Maḥfūẓ( Book )
141 editions published between 1957 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 2,294 libraries worldwide
Story of the family of al-Sayyid Ahmad Abd al-Jawad moving into the middle of the twentieth century while the seeds of contemporary Egypt are sown
Miramar by Najīb Maḥfūẓ( Book )
187 editions published between 1967 and 2015 in 21 languages and held by 1,461 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 thief and the dogs by Najīb Maḥfūẓ( Book )
118 editions published between 1961 and 2015 in 12 languages and held by 1,461 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
Adrift on the Nile by Najīb Maḥfūẓ( Book )
106 editions published between 1965 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 1,409 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
The harafish by Najīb Maḥfūẓ( Book )
64 editions published between 1977 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,380 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
Wedding song by Najīb Maḥfūẓ( Book )
67 editions published between 1980 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,278 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?
The beggar by Najīb Maḥfūẓ( Book )
120 editions published between 1965 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 1,213 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
The journey of Ibn Fattouma by Najīb Maḥfūẓ( Book )
57 editions published between 1983 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,200 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 )
104 editions published between 1962 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 1,133 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
Respected sir by Najīb Maḥfūẓ( Book )
89 editions published between 1975 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 1,115 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 )
83 editions published between 1964 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 1,042 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
Fountain and tomb : hakayat haretna by Najīb Maḥfūẓ( Book )
116 editions published between 1965 and 2011 in 8 languages and held by 952 libraries worldwide
Noveller, som skildrer forfatterens barndom i det gamle Kairo, genfortalt for børn
The dreams by Najīb Maḥfūẓ( Book )
30 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 826 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
The coffee house by Najīb Maḥfūẓ( Book )
35 editions published between 1988 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 309 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 )
16 editions published between 1973 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 170 libraries worldwide
Ḥikāyah bi-lā bidāyah wa-lā nihāyah by Najīb Maḥfūẓ( Book )
43 editions published between 1900 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 149 libraries worldwide
Collection of short stories entitled "Stories without beginning or end."
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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
Mahfouz , 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
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
Nadžíb Mahfúd
Nadžíb Mahfúz
Nadżib Mahfuz prozaik egipski, noblista
Naghib Mahfuz
Nagib Machfus
Nagib Machfus 1911-2006
Nagib Machfuz 1911-2006
Nagib Machfuz 1912-2006
Nagib , Mahfuz
Naǧīb 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
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 Makhfuz.
Nagib Makhfuz 1911-
Nagib Makhfuz 1911-2006
Nagibas Mahfuzas
Nagībs Mahfūzs
Nagieb Mahfoez
Nagieb Mahfoez Egyptisch schrijver
Naguîb Mahfl'z.
Naguib Mahfouz.
Naguib Mahfouz 1911-
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Naguib Mahfouz 1912-
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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
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Najib Mahfuz 1911-
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Na'jiyb Maxfuz
Necib Mahfuz
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Ναγκίμπ Μαχφούζ
Махфуз, Нагиб
Махфуз, Нагиб 1911-
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
מחפוט', נג'יב
נאגיב מאכפֿוז
נגיב מחפוז
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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 ١٩١١-٢٠٠٦ (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
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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