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Naguib Mahfouz : the pursuit of meaning

Author: Rasheed El-Enany
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 1993.
Series: Arabic thought and culture.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
A comprehensive and up-to-date introduction to the winner of the 1988 Nobel Prize for Literature. Included is a full biography and systematic analysis of the writer's works.

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Genre/Form: Electronic book
Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
El-Enany, Rasheed, 1949-
Naguib Mahfouz.
London ; New York : Routledge, 1993
(DLC) 92028677
Named Person: Najīb Maḥfūẓ; Najīb Maḥfūẓ; Naǧīb Maḥfūẓ
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Rasheed El-Enany
ISBN: 0203416805 9780203416808 9786610020850 661002085X 9781134905799 1134905793 9781134905836 1134905831 9781134905843 113490584X 113814083X 9781138140837 1280020857 9781280020858 0415246121 9780415246125
OCLC Number: 243607044
Language Note: English.
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 271 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: 1. The Writer and His World. Childhood, family and locality. Education and intellectual influences. Political beliefs and sympathies. The novelist as civil servant. A personal sketch --
2. Looking Backward to the Present: The Historical Novels. The Game of Fates. Rhodopis. The Struggle of Thebes. Some considerations of form in the early historical novels. History revisited: Before the Throne. He Who Likes in the Truth --
3. Pains of Rebirth: The Conflict Between Past and Present. Khan al-Khalili. New Cairo. Midaq Alley. Mirage. The Beginning and the End --
4. Time and the Man: Four Egyptian Sagas. The Cairo Trilogy. There Only Remains an Hour. The Day the Leader was Killed. Qushtumur --
5. The Aborted Dream: On Earth as in Heaven. The Thief and the Dogs. Autumn Quail. The Search. The Beggar. Chatter on the Nile. Miramar. Love in the Rain and The Karnak. The Heart of the Night. The Age of Love. Wedding Song --
6. Fragments of Time: The Episodic Novels. Mirrors. Fountain and Tomb. Tales of Mornings and Evenings. Good Morning to You. Children of Gebelawi. Epic of the Harafish. Nights of the Thousand Nights. The Travels of Ibn Fattuma --
7. Matters of Form: A Case Study of Respected Sir. The plot. The viewpoint. Themes and presentation. Characterization. Language --
8. Images of God, Death and Society: The Short Stories and the Plays. The beginning. The second beginning. The flight into absurdity. The plays. The huwariyyat. The recoil from absurdity --
The works of Naguib Mahfouz.
Series Title: Arabic thought and culture.
Responsibility: Rasheed El-Enany.


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