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Ghīṭānī, Jamāl

Works: 333 works in 800 publications in 3 languages and 5,674 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  Pictorial works  Diaries  Biography  Anecdotes  Interviews  History  Historical fiction  Miscellanea 
Roles: Author of introduction, Editor
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 691 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 )
46 editions published between 1971 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 379 libraries worldwide
The Cairo of Naguib Mahfouz by Britta Le Va( Book )
11 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and held by 159 libraries worldwide
The Zafarani files by Jamāl Ghīṭānī( Book )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 158 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
Kitāb al-tajalliyāt by Jamāl Ghīṭānī( Book )
14 editions published between 1983 and 2007 in Arabic and held by 100 libraries worldwide
The book of epiphanies by Jamāl Ghīṭānī( Book )
4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 87 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
Re:viewing Egypt : image and echo by Xavier Roy( Book )
3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 76 libraries worldwide
Mahfouz par Mahfouz : entretiens by Najīb Maḥfūẓ( Book )
6 editions published in 1991 in French and held by 72 libraries worldwide
Ḥikāyāt al-muʼassasah by Jamāl Ghīṭānī( Book )
16 editions published between 1977 and 2002 in Arabic and held by 67 libraries worldwide
Short stories
Zayni Barakat : roman by Jamāl Ghīṭānī( Book )
3 editions published between 1985 and 2003 in French and held by 58 libraries worldwide
Hātif al-mughīb by Jamāl Ghīṭānī( Book )
9 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in Arabic and held by 57 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
Shaṭḥ al-madīnah by Jamāl Ghīṭānī( Book )
6 editions published between 1990 and 2007 in Arabic and held by 55 libraries worldwide
al-Rifāʻī by Jamāl Ghīṭānī( Book )
13 editions published between 1977 and 2011 in Arabic and Undetermined and held by 54 libraries worldwide
Sifr al-bunyān by Jamāl Ghīṭānī( Book )
7 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in Arabic and held by 53 libraries worldwide
Short stories
Najīb Maḥfūẓ yatadhakkar by Najīb Maḥfūẓ( Book )
6 editions published between 1980 and 1987 in Arabic and held by 53 libraries worldwide
Dhikr mā jará by Jamāl Ghīṭānī( Book )
6 editions published between 1978 and 1988 in Arabic and held by 53 libraries worldwide
Waqāʼiʻ ḥārat al-Zaʻfarānī by Jamāl Ghīṭānī( Book )
8 editions published between 1976 and 2009 in Arabic and held by 52 libraries worldwide
al-Aʻmāl al-qiṣaṣīyah by Jamāl Ghīṭānī( Book )
3 editions published in 1991 in Arabic and held by 50 libraries worldwide
L'appel du couchant : roman by Jamāl Ghīṭānī( Book )
7 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in French and held by 50 libraries worldwide
"En pleine nuit, dans son modeste logement du Caire, le jeune Ahmad ibn Abdallah entend soudain une voix venue de nulle part. Elle lui intime l'ordre de se mettre en marche et de suivre la course du soleil. C'est là le début d'une suite d'aventures extraordinaires, une traversée de l'espace et du temps pleine de surprises et de beauté. Tour à tour caravanier, hôte d'une oasis ignorée des cartes, voyageur solitaire, prince d'un incroyable empire voué à l'adoration des oiseaux, Ahmad achève son périple au bord de l'Océan où son jumeau d'Occident, Jamâl ibn Abdallah, recueille ses confidences ... Conte initiatique, fable magique dans la grande tradition des Mille et une Nuits, L'Appel du couchant est aussi la satire pleine d'humour des absurdités qui minent les régimes politiques des pays arabes
Port-Saïd : architectures XIXe-XXe siècles by Marie-Laure Crosnier Leconte( Book )
4 editions published in 2006 in French and Arabic and held by 50 libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Al-Gaytani, Gamal, 1945-
al-Ghayṭānī, Jamāl, 1945-
Al-Ghitani, Gamaal, 1945-
Al-Ghitani, Gamal.
Al-Ghitani, Gamal, 1945-
Al-Ghitani, Jamal
al-Ghīṭānī, Jamāl, 1945-
Al-Ghitany, Gamal, 1945-
Al-Gítání, Džamál, 1945-
Al-Gitani, Gamal
al-Ġīṭānī, Ǧamāl, 1945-
El-Ghitany, Gamal, 1945-
Ġaiṭānī, Ǧamāl Aḥmad al- 1945-
Ġaiṭānī, Ǧamāl al- 1945-
Ǧamāl Aḥmad al- Ġaiṭān 1945-
Ǧamāl Aḥmad al-Ġīṭānī 1945-
Ǧamāl al-Ġaiṭān 1945-
Gamal, Al-Ghitani
Gamal Al-Ghitani, 1945-
Gamal Ghitani
Ġayṭānī, Ǧamāl al-, 1945-
Ghayṭānī, Jamāl
Ghayṭānī, Jamāl, 1945-
Ghayṭānī, Jamāl al- 1945-
Ghitani, Al- Dżamal
Ghitani, Gamaal al-, 1945-
Ghitani, Gamal
Ghitani, Gamal Al-.
Ghitani, Gamal al-, 1945-
Ghīṭānī, Jamāl, 1945-
Ghīṭānī, Jamāl Aḥmad al- 1945-
Ghīṭānī, Jamāl al- 1945-
Ghīṭānī, Jamāl Ibn Aḥmad al- 1945-
Ghitany, Gamal.
Ghitany, Gamal, 1945-
Ghitany, Gamal al-, 1945-
Ghitany, Gamal el-, 1945-
Ḡīṭānī, Ǧamāl
Ġīṭānī, Ǧamāl, 1945-
Ġīṭānī, Ǧamāl Aḥmad al- 1945-
Ġīṭānī, Ǧamāl al- (1945-..)
Ġīṭānī, Ǧamāl Ibn-Aḥmad al- 1945-
Gîtâni, Jamal al-
Jamāl Aḥmad al- Ghīṭānī 1945-
Jamāl al-Ghayṭānī
Jamāl al- Ghayṭānī 1945-
Jamāl al-Ghīṭānī
Jamāl al-Ghīṭānī 1945-
Jamāl Ibn Aḥmad al-Ghīṭānī 1945-
<<ال>>غيطاني، جمال أحمد
الغيطاني، جمال
‏الغيطاني، جمال‏، 1945-
جمال الغطاني
جمال الغيطاني
جمال الغيطاني، 1945-
غطاني، جمال
غيطاني، جمال
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English (44)
French (19)
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