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Ghīṭānī, Jamāl

Overview
Works: 314 works in 961 publications in 7 languages and 7,533 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  Pictorial works  Biography  Diaries  Anecdotes  Interviews  History  Miscellanea  Historical fiction 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Editor, 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 618 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 )
78 editions published between 1971 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 475 libraries worldwide
A story that tells of cruelty and injustice throughout history, particularly in the Middle East
The Zafarani files by Jamāl Ghīṭānī( Book )
35 editions published between 1976 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 362 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 )
11 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and held by 161 libraries worldwide
Kitāb al-tajalliyāt by Jamāl Ghīṭānī( Book )
28 editions published between 1983 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 157 libraries worldwide
Histoire autobiographique dans laquelle le narrateur apprend à son retour de voyage, que son père est décédé en son absence. Il décide d'analyser les rapports qu'il entretenait avec son père et leurs évolutions. Ce récit personnel est lié à l'histoire de l'Egypte contemporaine : la féodalité rurale, la révolution des Officiers de 1952, l'avènement de Nasser, les espérances sociales, etc
Hātif al-mughīb by Jamāl Ghīṭānī( Book )
22 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 148 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
Les Délires de la ville : roman by Jamāl Ghīṭānī( Book )
15 editions published between 1985 and 2009 in Arabic and French and held by 115 libraries worldwide
Un colloque international est organisé par l'université d'une ville étrangère. Appelé à remplacer au pied levé un collègue défaillant, un intellectuel égyptien se trouve confronté, dès son arrivée, à un univers déroutant, la ville désignée dans le titre étant le théâtre d'une rivalité séculaire entre l'université et la municipalité
The book of epiphanies by Jamāl Ghīṭānī( Book )
4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 104 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 5 languages and held by 99 libraries worldwide
With its Sufistic parables of the human condition, rendered in a style redolent of both the austere meditations of Borges and the dark engorged ruminations of Arthur C. Clark, Pyramid Texts engages the mind and beguiles the imagination. In a series of chapters each shorter than the last-so that, like their subjects, they taper ultimately into nothingness-the author evokes the obsessions that have drawn men over the centuries to the brooding presence of mankind's most ancient and mysterious monuments. Among others in a procession of exotic characters, a Moroccan seeker after knowledge spends ye
Ḥikāyāt al-muʼassasah by Jamāl Ghīṭānī( Book )
20 editions published between 1977 and 2002 in Arabic and French and held by 98 libraries worldwide
Short stories
Épître des destinées by Jamāl Ghīṭānī( Book )
19 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in Arabic and French and held by 85 libraries worldwide
Mahfouz par Mahfouz : entretiens by Najīb Maḥfūẓ( Book )
8 editions published in 1991 in French and held by 80 libraries worldwide
Entretien
Re:viewing Egypt : image and echo by Xavier Roy( Book )
3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 78 libraries worldwide
Nithār al-maḥw by Jamāl Ghīṭānī( Book )
10 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in Arabic and French and held by 63 libraries worldwide
Memoires
Dhikr mā jará by Jamāl Ghīṭānī( Book )
16 editions published between 1977 and 1988 in Arabic and held by 63 libraries worldwide
Najīb Maḥfūẓ yatadhakkar by Najīb Maḥfūẓ( Book )
13 editions published between 1980 and 1987 in Arabic and Undetermined and held by 62 libraries worldwide
Nafthat maṣdūr : qiṣaṣ qaṣīrah by Jamāl Ghīṭānī( Book )
11 editions published between 1993 and 1997 in Arabic and English and held by 61 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 53 libraries worldwide
Ḥikāyāt al-khabīʼah by Jamāl Ghīṭānī( Book )
6 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in Arabic and held by 51 libraries worldwide
Novel
al-Aʻmāl al-qiṣaṣīyah by Jamāl Ghīṭānī( Book )
4 editions published between 1991 and 2015 in Arabic and held by 51 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Al-Gaytani, Gamal 1945-
al-Ghayṭānī, Jamāl 1945-
Al-Ghitani, Gamaal 1945-
al-*Ghitàni, Gamàl
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 1945-
Al-Gítání, Džamál 1945-
al-Gitani , Gamal
al-Ġīṭānī, Ǧamāl 1945-
El-Ghitany, Gamal 1945-
Ġaiṭānī, Ǧamāl Aḥmad al- 09.05.1945-18.10.2015
Ġaiṭānī, Ǧamāl Aḥmad al- 1945-
Ġaiṭānī, Ǧamāl al- 09.05.1945-18.10.2015
Ġaiṭānī, Ǧamāl al- 1945-
Ǧamāl Aḥmad al- Ġaiṭān 09.05.1945-18.10.2015
Ǧamāl Aḥmad al- Ġaiṭān 1945-
Ǧamāl Aḥmad al-Ġīṭānī 09.05.1945-18.10.2015
Ǧamāl Aḥmad al-Ġīṭānī 1945-
Ǧamāl al-Ġaiṭān 09.05.1945-18.10.2015
Ǧamāl al-Ġaiṭān 1945-
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-
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
Ghīṭānī, Jamāl 1945-
Ghīṭānī, Jamāl, 1945-2015
Ghīṭānī, Jamāl Aḥmad al- 09.05.1945-18.10.2015
Ghīṭānī, Jamāl Aḥmad al- 1945-
Ghīṭānī, Jamāl al- 09.05.1945-18.10.2015
Ghīṭānī, Jamāl al- 1945-
Ghīṭānī, Jamāl Ibn Aḥmad al- 09.05.1945-18.10.2015
Ghīṭānī, Jamāl Ibn Aḥmad al- 1945-
Ghitany, Gamal.
Ghitany, Gamal 09.05.1945-18.10.2015
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Ghitany Gamal 1945-2015
Ghitany, Gamal al- 09.05.1945-18.10.2015
Ghitany, Gamal al- 1945-
Ghitany, Gamal el- 1945-
Ḡīṭānī, Ǧamāl
Ġīṭānī, Ǧamāl 1945-
Ġīṭānī, Ǧamāl Aḥmad al- 09.05.1945-18.10.2015
Ġīṭānī, Ǧamāl Aḥmad al- 1945-
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-
Gîtâni, Jamal al- 1945-...
Gîtâni, Jamal al-, 1945-2015
Jamāl Aḥmad al- Ghīṭānī 09.05.1945-18.10.2015
Jamāl Aḥmad al- Ghīṭānī 1945-
Jamāl al-Ghayṭānī
Jamāl al- Ghayṭānī 09.05.1945-18.10.2015
Jamāl al- Ghayṭānī 1945-
Jamāl al-Ghīṭānī
Jamāl al-Ghīṭānī 09.05.1945-18.10.2015
Jamāl al-Ghīṭānī 1945-
Jamal al-Ghitani, 1945-2015
Jamāl Ibn Aḥmad al-Ghīṭānī 09.05.1945-18.10.2015
Jamāl Ibn Aḥmad al-Ghīṭānī 1945-
Гамаль аль-Гитани
Гамаль аль-Гітані
<<ال>>غيطاني، جمال أحمد، 1945-2015
الغيطاني، جمال
‏الغيطاني، جمال‏، 1945-
الغيطاني جمال 1945-2015
الغيطاني، جمال أحمد، ١٩٤٥-
جمال الغطاني
جمال الغيطانى
جمال الغيطاني
جمال الغيطاني 09.05.1945-18.10.2015
جمال الغيطاني، 1945-
جمال الغیطانی ژورنالیست و نویسنده مصری
غطاني، جمال
غيطانى، جمال.
غيطاني، جمال.
غيطاني, جمال 09.05.1945-18.10.2015
غيطاني، جمال، 1945-
Languages
Arabic (278)
French (66)
English (59)
Italian (3)
Chinese (2)
Multiple languages (2)
Spanish (1)
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