Item description for Naguib Mahfouz: His Life and Times by Rasheed El- Elnany...
Naguib Mahfouz (1911 2006) is the only Arab writer to have been awarded the Nobel prize for literature. In its citation for the Nobel prize, the Swedish Academy of Letters noted "through works rich in nuance - now clear-sightedly realistic, now evocatively ambiguous - has formed an Arabic narrative art that applies to all mankind." The author of thirty-five novels, fifteen collections of short stories, twenty-five film screenplays, numerous critical works, and in his later years over five hundred short fictions based on his dreams (partly published as The Dreams and Dreams of Departure by the AUC Press in 2004 and 2007), he has been hugely influential on several generations of Arab writers, and his books are now read in more than forty languages around the world.
In this first biography of Naguib Mahfouz in English, Rasheed El-Enany looks at the life of the man and the work of the writer, and assesses the oeuvre and legacy of a towering figure in the Egyptian and Arab literary world who was able to reach far beyond his own linguistic and cultural boundaries to an admiring readership across the globe.
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Studio: American University in Cairo Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.75" Width: 5.5" Height: 8" Weight: 0.95 lbs.
Release Date May 19, 2008
Publisher American University in Cairo Press
ISBN 9774161289 ISBN13 9789774161285
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With credits of nearly six hundred works of literature from short stories to novels to screenplays Aug 18, 2008
The only man of his race to be awarded the Nobel piece prize for literature - one of the many credits for Naguib Mahfouz. "Naguib Mahfouz: His Life and Times" follows the life of this prolific author and writer with credits of nearly six hundred works of literature from short stories to novels to screenplays. "Naguib Mahfouz" looks at his life and how it went through and formed the artist behind the pen. "Naguib Mahfouz" is highly recommended to community library biography collections with a nod to literary studies collections.