Naguib Mahfouz | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Ami Elad

This literature criticism consists of approximately 28 pages of analysis & critique of Naguib Mahfouz.
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Critical Essay by Ami Elad

SOURCE: Elad, Ami. “Mahfuz's ‘Za‘balāwī’: Six Stations of a Quest.” International Journal of Middle East Studies 26, no. 4 (November 1994): 631-44.

In the following essay, Elad contends that Mahfouz utilizes mythic themes, Egyptian cultural elements, motifs from the work of Franz Kafka and Albert Camus, and Islamic ideology to illustrate the “dilemma modernity poses for Egyptian society” in “Zabalawi.”

The writings of the Egyptian novelist Najib Mahfuz1 (b. 1911) in the 1960s illustrate the new literary trends that were then emerging in Arabic fiction. Among his works, the volume of short stories, Dunyā Allāh (God's World, 1963), was the first and perhaps the most important collection within the corpus of his creative works. These short stories are striking for the...

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