Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Mahfouz is dead, long live Mahfouz

Sadly, Mahfouz has passed. It's the end of an era.

Mahfouz's work-- his novels and plays (and teleplays and screenplays)-- have made a huge impact on Egyptian and Arab society. Decades before the Nobel, his first award came from Out el-Kouloub, an aristocrat and author herself. One of his last published stories, Room No. 12, is a timeless piece about corruption and society. Allah yerhamu.

Image: Bahgory


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