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Ghīṭānī, Jamāl

Works: 375 works in 1,103 publications in 5 languages and 8,298 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  Pictorial works  Diaries  Anecdotes  Biography  Interviews  History  Miscellanea 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Editor, Contributor, Other
Classifications: PJ7826.H5, 892.736
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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 574 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
Zayni Barakat by Jamāl Ghīṭānī( Book )
52 editions published between 1971 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 407 libraries worldwide
Historisk roman fra Egypten i august-september 1517, da landet blev erobret af osmannerne. Romanen har tydelige associationer til nutiden
The Zafarani files by Jamāl Ghīṭānī( Book )
10 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in English and held by 206 libraries worldwide
"An unknown observer is watching the residents of a small, closely-knit neighborhood in Cairo's old city, making notes. The college graduate, the street vendors, the political prisoner, the cafe owner, the taxi driver, the beautiful green-eyed young wife with the troll of a husband. All are subjects of surveillance. The watcherís reports flow seamlessly into a narrative about Zafarani Alley, a village tucked into a corner of the city, where intrigue is the main entertainment, and everyone has a secret. Suspicion, superstition, and a wicked humour prevail in this darkly comic novel. Drawing upon the experience of his own childhood growing up in al-Hussein, where the fictional Zafarani Alley is located, Gamal al-Ghitani has created a world richly populated with characters and situations that possess authenticity behind veils of satire."--Publisher description
The Cairo of Naguib Mahfouz by Britta Le Va( Book )
12 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and held by 165 libraries worldwide
The book of epiphanies by Jamāl Ghīṭānī( Book )
4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 109 libraries worldwide
In this surrealist novel with political and religious aspects and an edge of satire, the narrator is an unseen, unheard presence with the privilege of observing events from the past, mostly those involving his father and grandfather. Inanimate objects that have "witnessed" events (such as a date palm, or a brick in a hospital wall) report to the narrator, who seems to know no temporal or physical boundaries. A sense of displaced time saturates the blending of real and unreal events, such as the fight in the desert around Karbala against Israel and the forces of the West (including William Casey (the former CIA director), the narrator's father, Gamal Abdel Nasser, and al-Husayn). Nasser, who has miraculously reappeared after his death, is shocked and appalled to find that peace has been brokered with Israel and that Israelis have made Egypt a holiday destination
Pyramid texts by Jamāl Ghīṭānī( Book )
22 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 97 libraries worldwide
Dans ce roman composé de récits courts et denses, Gamal Ghitany explore les énigmes qui ont de tout temps entouré les pyramides, s'interrogeant sur la fascintaion qu'elles ont exercé sur des hommes d'origines très diverses
Hātif al-mughīb by Jamāl Ghīṭānī( Book )
10 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in Arabic and Chinese and held by 85 libraries worldwide
De roep van de ondergaande zon. - Roman waarin zeven broers aan een oproep gehoor geven om naar het westen te reizen, waar de zon ondergaat
Mahfouz par Mahfouz : entretiens by Najīb Maḥfūẓ( Book )
9 editions published in 1991 in French and held by 77 libraries worldwide
Port-Saïd : architectures XIXe-XXe siècles by Marie-Laure Crosnier Leconte( Book )
5 editions published in 2006 in 3 languages and held by 58 libraries worldwide
Shaṭḥ al-madīnah by Jamāl Ghīṭānī( Book )
10 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in Arabic and held by 57 libraries worldwide
En ung egyptisk forsker er inviteret til at deltage i 900-årsdagen for grundlæggelsen af et universitet i udlandet. Uden at være klar over det bliver han en del af en århundredgammel strid mellem universitetet og byen
Incidents in Zaʼfarani Alley by Jamāl Ghīṭānī( Book )
6 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 56 libraries worldwide
Najīb Maḥfūẓ yatadhakkar by Najīb Maḥfūẓ( Book )
8 editions published between 1980 and 1987 in Arabic and held by 55 libraries worldwide
Khulsāt al-kurá by Jamāl Ghīṭānī( Book )
10 editions published between 1996 and 2003 in Arabic and held by 20 libraries worldwide
Het geniep van de sluimer. - Korte verhalen
Ḥikāyāt al-muʼassasah : al-sifr al-awwal by Jamāl Ghīṭānī( Book )
7 editions published between 1977 and 1997 in Arabic and held by 9 libraries worldwide
Roman om en organisation med virkefelt fra våben og højteknologi til legetøj for børn
The Mahfouz dialogs by Jamāl Ghīṭānī( Book )
5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
"The Mahfouz Dialogs records the memories, views, and jokes of Naguib Mahfouz on subjects ranging from politics to the relationship between his novels and his life, as delivered to intimate friends at a series of informal meetings stretching over almost half a century." "Mahfouz was a pivotal figure not only in world literature (through being awarded the Nobel prize for literature in 1988 he became the first writer in Arabic to win a mass audience), but also in his own society, where he vastly enhanced the image of the writer in the eyes of the public and encapsulated - as the victim of a savage attack on his life by an Islamist in 1994 - the struggle between pluralism, tolerance, and secularism on the one hand and extremist Islam." "Moderated by Gamal al-Ghitani, a writer of a younger generation who shared a common background with Mahfouz (al-Ghitani also grew up in medieval Cairo) and felt a vast personal empathy for the writer despite their sometimes different views, these exchanges throw new light on Mahfouz's life, the creation of his novels, and literary Egypt in the second half of the twentieth century."--Jacket
al-Majālis al-maḥfūẓīyah by Jamāl Ghīṭānī( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in Arabic and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Ayyām al-ḥaṣr by Jamāl Ghīṭānī( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in Arabic and held by 1 library worldwide
Authors, Arab ; Biography
ʻĀlam al-Ghīṭānī : qirāʼāt fī Dafātir al-tadwīn by Saʻīd Tawfīq( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in Arabic and held by 1 library worldwide
Waqā'i` hārat al-Za`farānī : riwāya by Jamāl Ghīṭānī( Book )
1 edition published in 1987 in Arabic and held by 1 library worldwide
Écrire, écrire, pourquoi? Gamal Ghitany et Ahmed Abo Khnegar by Jamāl Ghīṭānī( Book )
3 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in French and Undetermined and held by 1 library worldwide
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Al-Gaytani, Gamal 1945-
al-Ghayṭānī, Jamāl 1945-
Al-Ghitani, Gamaal 1945-
al-Ghitani, Gamal
Al-Ghitani, Gamal 09.05.1945-18.10.2015
al-Ghítání, Gamál 1945-
Al-Ghitani, Gamal 1945-2015
al-*Ghītānī , Jamāl
al-Ghīṭānī, Jamāl 1945-
Al-Ghitani, Jamal 1945-2015
al-Ghitany, Gamal
Al-Ghitany, Gamal 1945-
Al-Gítání, Džamál 1945-
al-Gitani , Gamal
al-Ġīṭānī, Ǧamāl 1945-
Dżamal al-Ghitani
el-Ghitani, Gamal.
El-Ghitany, Gamal 1945-
Ġaiṭānī, Ǧamāl Aḥmad al- 09.05.1945-18.10.2015
Ġaiṭānī, Ǧamāl Aḥmad al- 1945-2015
Ġaiṭānī, Ǧamāl al- 09.05.1945-18.10.2015
Ġaiṭānī, Ǧamāl al- 1945-2015
Ǧamāl Aḥmad al- Ġaiṭān 09.05.1945-18.10.2015
Ǧamāl Aḥmad al- Ġaiṭān 1945-2015
Ǧamāl Aḥmad al-Ġīṭānī 09.05.1945-18.10.2015
Ǧamāl Aḥmad al-Ġīṭānī 1945-2015
Ǧamāl al-Ġaiṭān 09.05.1945-18.10.2015
Ǧamāl al-Ġaiṭān 1945-2015
Gamal, Al-Ghitani
Gamal Al-Ghitani 1945-
Gamal al-Ghitani ägyptischer Autor und Journalist
Gamal El-Ghitani Egyptian author and novelist
Gamal El-Ghitani escriptor egipci
Gamal El-Ghitani romanschrijver uit Egypte (1945-2015)
Gamal Ghitani
Gamal Ghitani scrittore e giornalista egiziano
Gamal Ghitany
Ġayṭānī, Ǧamāl al- 1945-
Ghayṭānī, Jamāl
Ghayṭānī, Jamāl 1945-
Ghayṭānī, Jamāl 1945-2015
Ghayṭānī, Jamāl al- 09.05.1945-18.10.2015
Ghayṭānī, Jamāl al- 1945-2015
Ghitani, Al- Dżamal
Ghitani, Gamaal al- 1945-
Ghitani , Gamal
Ghitani, Gamal Al-.
Ghitani, Gamal al- 09.05.1945-18.10.2015
Ghitani, Gamal al- 1945-
Ghitani, Gamal al- 1945-2015
Ghitani, Gamal El-.
Ghitani, Jamal.
Ghīṭānī, Jamāl 1945-
Ghīṭānī, Jamāl 1945-2015
Ghīṭānī, Jamāl Aḥmad al- 09.05.1945-18.10.2015
Ghīṭānī, Jamāl Aḥmad al- 1945-2015
Ghīṭānī, Jamāl al- 09.05.1945-18.10.2015
Ghīṭānī, Jamāl al- 1945-2015
Ghīṭānī, Jamāl Ibn Aḥmad al- 09.05.1945-18.10.2015
Ghīṭānī, Jamāl Ibn Aḥmad al- 1945-2015
Ghitany, Gamal.
Ghitany, Gamal 09.05.1945-18.10.2015
Ghitany, Gamal 1945-
Ghitany Gamal 1945-2015
Ghitany, Gamal al- 09.05.1945-18.10.2015
Ghitany, Gamal al- 1945-
Ghitany, Gamal al- 1945-2015
Ghitany, Gamal el- 1945-
Ḡīṭānī, Ǧamāl 1945-
Ġīṭānī, Ǧamāl Aḥmad al- 09.05.1945-18.10.2015
Ġīṭānī, Ǧamāl Aḥmad al- 1945-2015
Gitani, Gamal al-
Ġīṭānī, Ǧamāl al- 1945-
Ġīṭānī, Ǧamāl al- 1945-2015
Ġīṭānī, Ǧamāl Ibn-Aḥmad al- 09.05.1945-18.10.2015
Ġīṭānī, Ǧamāl Ibn-Aḥmad al- 1945-2015
Gîtâni, Jamal al- 1945-2015
Jamāl Aḥmad al- Ghīṭānī 09.05.1945-18.10.2015
Jamāl Aḥmad al- Ghīṭānī 1945-2015
Jamāl al-Ghayṭānī
Jamāl al- Ghayṭānī 09.05.1945-18.10.2015
Jamal al-Ghaytani 1945-
Jamāl al- Ghayṭānī 1945-2015
Jamāl al-Ghīṭānī
Jamāl al-Ghīṭānī 09.05.1945-18.10.2015
Jamal al-Ghitani 1945-
Jamāl al-Ghīṭānī 1945-2015
Jamal Ghitani
Jamāl Ibn Aḥmad al-Ghīṭānī 09.05.1945-18.10.2015
Jamāl Ibn Aḥmad al-Ghīṭānī 1945-2015
Гамаль аль-Гитани
Гамаль аль-Гітані
Гитани, Гамаль аль
<<ال>>غيطاني، جمال أحمد، 1945-2015
الغيطاني، جمال
‏الغيطاني، جمال‏، 1945-
الغيطاني جمال 1945-2015
الغيطاني، جمال أحمد، 1945-2015
جمال الغطاني
جمال الغيطانى
جمال الغيطاني
جمال الغيطاني 09.05.1945-18.10.2015
جمال الغيطاني، 1945-
جمال الغيطاني 1945-2015
جمال الغیطانی ژورنالیست و نویسنده مصری
غطاني، جمال
غيطانى، جمال.
غيطاني، جمال.
غيطاني, جمال 09.05.1945-18.10.2015
غيطاني، جمال، 1945-
غيطاني, جمال 1945-2015
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