Naguib Mahfouz | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Mona N. Mikhail

This literature criticism consists of approximately 16 pages of analysis & critique of Naguib Mahfouz.
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Critical Essay by Mona N. Mikhail

SOURCE: Mikhail, Mona N. “Broken Idols: The Death of Religion as Reflected in Two Short Stories by Idris and Mahfuz.” In Critical Perspectives on Modern Arabic Literature, edited by Issa J. Boullata, pp. 83-93. Washington, D.C.: Three Continents Press, 1980.

In the following essay, which was originally published in 1974, Mikhail examines the portrayal of religion in Yusuf Idris's “Tabliyya min al-Samā’” and Mahfouz's Hikāya bilā bidāya wa lā nihāya.

It is with the “death of God” … that most modern literature is concerned: not so much with the denial of a metaphysical assertion as with the dismissal of certain values and restraints a belief in God had earlier sustained.1

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