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Author Ghīṭānī, Jamāl
غيطاني، جمال

Title The Mahfouz dialogs / Gamal al-Ghitani ; translated by Humphrey Davies
Published Cairo, Egypt ; New York, NY : The American University in Cairo Press, 2007
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Description 1 online resource (xx, 215 pages)
Contents Dialogs 3 -- Dialog in Celebration of His Ninety-Third Year 36 -- Mahfouzian Memories 61 -- Childhood 66 -- Literary Formation and the Struggle between Literature and Philosophy 81 -- Out of the Shadows, Into the Limelight 94 -- The Major Novels: The Cairo Trilogy 99 -- Great Literature Springs from the Self 105 -- Politics and the Revolution: "I am not opposed to the July Revolution" 110 -- The Cinema: Flourishing in the Years of Literary Despair 132 -- The First, and Greatest, Love 141 -- Marriage and Family 148 -- Well-Loved Places: Cairo and Alexandria 153 -- Old Cairo: Reality and Invention in the World of Mahfouz 181 -- Scattered Gatherings 197
Summary "The Mahfouz Dialogs records the memories, views, and jokes of Naguib Mahfouz on subjects ranging from politics to the relationship between his novels and his life, as delivered to intimate friends at a series of informal meetings stretching over almost half a century." "Mahfouz was a pivotal figure not only in world literature (through being awarded the Nobel prize for literature in 1988 he became the first writer in Arabic to win a mass audience), but also in his own society, where he vastly enhanced the image of the writer in the eyes of the public and encapsulated - as the victim of a savage attack on his life by an Islamist in 1994 - the struggle between pluralism, tolerance, and secularism on the one hand and extremist Islam." "Moderated by Gamal al-Ghitani, a writer of a younger generation who shared a common background with Mahfouz (al-Ghitani also grew up in medieval Cairo) and felt a vast personal empathy for the writer despite their sometimes different views, these exchanges throw new light on Mahfouz's life, the creation of his novels, and literary Egypt in the second half of the twentieth century."--Jacket
Notes "First published in Arabic in 2006 as al-Majalis al-mahfuziya by Dar El Shorouk"--Title page verso
Translation of: al-Majālis al-maḥfūẓīyah
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes In English
اسم الاصل: المجالس المحفوظية
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Subject Ghīṭānī, Jamāl -- Diaries
Maḥfūẓ, Najīb, 1911-2006 -- Anecdotes
Ghīṭānī, Jamāl.
Maḥfūẓ, Najīb, 1911-2006
Arabic literature -- History and criticism
Arabic literature.
Genre/Form Anecdotes.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
Author Davies, Humphrey T. (Humphrey Taman)
Maḥfūẓ, Najīb, 1911-2006
ISBN 1306536820
Other Titles 880-02 Majālis al-maḥfūẓīyah. English
880-02//r مجالس المحفوظية