Added on 09/10/2013
Arab people , Arabic literature , Entertainment/Culture , Hisham , Mahfouz , Naguib Mahfouz , One Thousand and One Nights , Religious persecution , Tawfiq al-Hakim
M. LYNX-QUALEY: Naguib Mahfouz himself saw him as the originator of the modern Arab novel. His work and his life are deserving of celebration
Added on 11/09/2013
Abd al-Quddus , Ahlam Mostaghanemi , Arab people , Arabic literature , Egypt , Entertainment/Culture , Ibrahim Aslan , Literature , Maqama , Naguib Mahfouz , Richard Jacquemond , Tawfiq al-Hakim
M. LYNX-QUALEY: I confess – I read from both sides of the so-called ‘great divide’ in Egyptian literature. Should we even talk in these terms anymore?
Added on 20/07/2013
Arab people , Cinema of Mexico , Doubleday Press , Human Interest , Literature , Midaq Alley , Naguib Mahfouz , Trevor LeGassick
DANIEL M. VARISCO: The incomparable Naguib Mahfouz had a brilliant eye for the detail that revealed Cairo everyday life. Here’s one of my favourite passages.
Added on 16/06/2013
Ahlam Mosteghanemi , Algerian people , Arabic language , Arabic literature , Culture , Edoardo Sonzogno , Entertainment/Culture , Francesca Prevedello , Italy , Languages of Africa , Languages of Asia , Naguib Mahfouz , The Yacoubian Building , Year of birth missing
M. LYNX-QUALEY: Diving in the Red Sea is not the only pleasure from this region that is proving appealing to Italians. There is a growing interest in its literature.
Added on 23/02/2013
Abu Dhabi , Abu Dhabi International Book Fair , Africa , Ahlam , Ahlam Mosteghanemi , Algerian people , Arab people , Constantine Algeria , Entertainment/Culture , Ferial Ghazoul , Middle East , Naguib Mahfouz , Year of birth missing
M. LYNX-QUALEY: Her latest novel has sold more than 100,000 copies within the first two months of release. She is, though, a sharply divisive figure
Added on 07/01/2013
Al Azhar , Bahaa Taher , Egypt , Egyptian Book Organization , France , Google+ , Japan , Journalist , Literature , Naguib Mahfouz , Nobel Prize , Novelist , Sayyid Qutb , Tawfiq al-Hakim , United Kingdom , Yusuf Idris
M. LYNX-QUALEY: He was nominated twice but never matched the Arab World’s only Nobel literature prize recipient, Naguib Mahfouz.
Added on 01/08/2012
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Baghdad , Cairo , Egypt , Europe , Iraq , Israel , Jerusalem , Journalist , Khaled Diab , Middle East , Naguib Mahfouz , Novelist , Poet , www.chronikler.com
KHALED DIAB, CGNEWS: It’s possible to see the key struggles of the last 60 years through the prism of the life of Sasson Somekh.
Added on 30/04/2012
Al Ahram , Al Ahram Weekly , Cairo , Egypt , Farouk , Gamal al-Ghitani , Literature , Naguib Mahfouz , Novelist , Paris , Tawfiq al-Hakim
M. LYNX-QUALEY: It may be Cairo’s oldest book market but heritage is no protector from increasing development
Added on 21/04/2011
Al Ahram Weekly , Alexandria , Arabian Gulf , AUC Press , Bahaa Taher , Bahrain , Beirut , Cairo , Catherine Cobham , Christina Phillips , Columbia University , Denys Johnson-Davies , Editor-in-Chief , Edward Said , Egypt , Elias Khoury , Emile Habibi , Gamal al-Ghitani , Ghassan Kanafani , Google+ , Haifa , Hanan al-Shaykh , Hassan Nasrallah , Humphrey Davies , Ibrahim Abdel Meguid , Ibrahim al-Koni , Ibrahim Aslan , Ibrahim Jabra , Indiana University , Iraq , Islah party , Italy , Khairy Shalaby , Kuwait , Literature , Minister of Information , Morocco , Mourid Barghouti , Naguib Mahfouz , Novelist , Paris , Peter Theroux , Qatar , Radwa Ashour , Rashad Abu Shawar , Salwa Bakr , Samia Mehrez , Shakir Mustafa , Syracuse University , Syria , Tawfiq al-Hakim , United Kingdom , William Hutchins , Yemen Times , Yusuf Idris
M. LYNX-QUALEY: The Arab Writers Union has listed the Top 100 Arabic novels. Puzzling, annoying, lists such as this are nevertheless fun.