Beyond Austen and Dickens: the classic novels that should be on TV
... on social media briefly while writing this, and can report as a finger to the wind that there's considerable enthusiasm for Elizabeth Taylor, Henry Green, Ronald Firbank, George Gissing, Somerset Maugham, Fanny Burney, Naguib Mahfouz, Patrick ...
A new way of thinking about terrorism in the North Caucasus and beyond
... made targets not only of members of other religions but also of ordinary Muslims, prominent statesmen, and cultural figures professing Islam (such as the President of Egypt Anwar Sadat or the classic of Arab literature, 1988 Nobel laureate Naguib ...
'In the Spider's Chamber': A problem of repression
The reader may have encountered such stereotypical depictions in a number of Arabic novels from Naguib Mahfouz to Alaa El-Aswany. Arab novelists have tended to either cater to mainstream sensibilities on the subject or ignore the issue altogether.
How reading Shakespeare could help stop conflict in the Middle East
Hence my weariness at being told the other day that Naguib Mahfouz was “Egypt's Dickens”. But for God's sake, we've already got Dickens, I replied. Why do you want an Egyptian version? Now I acknowledge Mahfouz's novel Midaq Alley as a great work and ...