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Naguib Mahfouz

Birthdate: 11. December 1911
Date of death: 30. August 2006

Naguib Mahfouz was an Egyptian writer who won the 1988 Nobel Prize for Literature. He is regarded as one of the first contemporary writers of Arabic literature, along with Taha Hussein, to explore themes of existentialism. He published 34 novels, over 350 short stories, dozens of movie scripts, hundreds of op-ed columns for Egyptian newspapers, and five plays over a 70-year career. Many of his works have been made into Egyptian and foreign films. Wikipedia

Works

Palace of Desire
Palace of Desire
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Sugar Street
Sugar Street
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Quotes Naguib Mahfouz

„You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers. You can tell whether a man is wise by his questions.“

—  Naguib Mahfouz

Cited in: Michael J. Gelb (1996) Thinking for a change: discovering the power to create, communicate and lead. p. 96

„God did not intend religion to be an exercise club.“

—  Naguib Mahfouz

Attributed to Naguib Mahfouz in: Thorntize (2009) The Handbook of Wisdom and Delight. p. 121

„According to Islamic principles, when a man is accused of heresy, he is given the choice between repentance and punishment.“

—  Naguib Mahfouz

Naguib Mahfouz in: Gary Dexter (2010) Poisoned Pens: Literary Invective Form Amis to Zola. p. 226

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