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On literature and philosophy

Author: Najīb Maḥfūẓ; Aran Byrne; Rasheed El-Enany
Publisher: London : Gingko Library, 2016. ©2016
Series: Non-fiction writing of Naguib Mahfouz, v. 1.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Naguib Mahfouz is one of the most important writers in contemporary Arabic literature. Winner of the Nobel Prize in 1988 (the only Arab writer to win the prize thus far), his novels helped bring Arabic literature onto the international stage. Far fewer people know his nonfiction works, however--a gap that this book fills. Bringing together Mahfouz's early nonfiction writings (most penned during the 1930s) which  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Najīb Maḥfūẓ; Najīb Maḥfūẓ
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Najīb Maḥfūẓ; Aran Byrne; Rasheed El-Enany
ISBN: 9781909942776 1909942774
OCLC Number: 956653143
Notes: Originally published in Arabic as Ḥawla l-Adab wa-l-Falsafa. Copyright © 2015 Dar Al Masriah Al Lubnaniah, Cairo.
Description: xvii, 154 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: The demise of old beliefs and the emergence of new ones --
Women and public office --
The development of philosophy in the pre-Socratic era --
The philosophy of Socrates --
Plato and his philosophy --
Anton Chekhov (the Russian author) --
Three of our writers --
Love and the sexual impulse --
Philosophy according to the philosophers --
What is the meaning of philosophy? --
Psychology : its trends and methods, ancient and modern --
Animal life and psychology --
The senses and sensory perception --
Consciousness --
Theories of the mind --
Language --
Art and culture --
I have read --
Of art and history --
Concerning the book Artistic Imagery in the Qur'an.
Series Title: Non-fiction writing of Naguib Mahfouz, v. 1.
Other Titles: Ḥawla I-Adab wa-I-Falsafa.
Responsibility: Naguib Mahfouz ; translated by Aran Byrne ; introduction by Rasheed El-Enany.

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Originally published in Arabic as oHawla l-Adab wa-l-Falsafa. Copyright A 2015 Dar Al Masriah Al Lubnaniah, Cairo.  Read more...

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