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Naguib Mahfouz: Symbolism Versus Realism

  • Riad Ismat
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Part of the Middle East Today book series (MIET)

Abstract

What would motivate the renowned Egyptian novelist of classical stature to attempt writing experimental short stories and plays belonging to the trend of younger generations? In fact, Mahfouz’s novels at the prime of his career paralleled the short story collections of his youth, which were purely realistic, while his later collections such as Under the Bus-Stop Umbrella and The Black Cat Bar—published after the June 1967 war, broke from that tradition to explore the unknown and establish a new effect upon readers.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Riad Ismat
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  1. 1.Buffett Institute for Global StudiesNorthwestern UniversityEvanstonUSA

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