Naguib Mahfouz: From Regional Fame to Global Recognition / Edition 1

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Scholars of Arabic language and literature show how renowned Egyptian fiction writer Mahfouz's work transcends its setting in the ancient alleys of Cairo and speaks to all people in all cultures. The collection of essays originated in a symposium at the U. of Massachusetts recognizing Mahfouz's receipt of the 1988 Nobel Prize for literature. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Table of Contents

Naguib Mahfouz
1 Mapping the World of Naguib Mahfouz 1
2 The Arab Laureate and the Road to Nobel 10
3 Naguib Mahfouz and the Nobel Prize Reciprocal Expectations 21
4 Naguib Mahfouz and the Arabic Novel: The Historical Context 28
5 From "Naguib Mahfouz Remembers" 37
6 Place and Time in Mahfouz's al-Qahira 52
7 Respected Sir 61
8 Existential Themes in a Traditional Cairo Setting 81
9 The Mahfouzian Sublime 95
10 Men Constructed in the Mirror of Prostitution 106
11 Mahfouz's Dreams 126
12 From "Naguib Mahfouz's Critics" 144
Notes 175
Bibliography 189
Index 201
Map: Al-Azhar Square to Bab al-Futuh and back
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