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Naguib Mahfouz's trivial pursuits

Uttaran Das Gupta 

ON LITERATURE, ART AND HISTORY The Non-Fiction Writing of Naguib Mahfouz, Vol.

I Naguib Mahfouz; translated by Aran Byrne Speaking Tiger 154 pages; Rs 348 As protestors dug their heels into Tahrir Square, Cairo, chanting "Go Mubarak!" and demanded the eponymous liberation that their chosen site promised, Arab Spring arrived in Egypt, in 2011 - quite appropriately, the birth centenary of Nobel laureate Naguib Mahfouz. Perhaps the best known writer of the Arab world, Mahfouz was the prolific chronicler of the troubled modern history of his ancient nation, leading to the popular ...

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First Published: Tue, August 30 2016. 21:30 IST