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Encyclopedia > Arabian Nights and Days
Arabian Nights and Days
Author Naguib Mahfouz
Translator Denys Johnson-Davies
Country Egypt
Language Arabic
Genre(s) Novel
Publisher Doubleday
Released 1995
Pages 227 pp
ISBN ISBN 0-385-46901-2 (paperback edition)

Arabian Nights and Days is a novel by Egyptian writer Naguib Mahfouz, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature.[1] Egyptian novelist Naguib Mahfouz Naguib Mahfouz (Arabic: ‎, ) (December 11, 1911 – August 30, 2006) was an Egyptian novelist who won the 1988 Nobel Prize for Literature. ... Denys Johnson-Davies is an eminent Arabic-to-English translator who has translated, inter alia, several works by Nobel Prize-winning author Naguib Mahfouz. ... Arabic ( or just ), is the largest member of the family of Semitic branch of the Afro-Asiatic language family (classification: South Central Semitic) and is closely related to Hebrew, Amharic, and Aramaic. ... A novel (from French nouvelle Italian novella, new) is an extended, generally fictional narrative, typically in prose. ... Doubleday is one of the largest book publishing companies in the world. ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A novel (from French nouvelle Italian novella, new) is an extended, generally fictional narrative, typically in prose. ... Egyptian novelist Naguib Mahfouz Naguib Mahfouz (Arabic: ‎, ) (December 11, 1911 – August 30, 2006) was an Egyptian novelist who won the 1988 Nobel Prize for Literature. ... The Nobel Prize in literature is awarded annually to an author from any country who has produced the most outstanding work of an idealistic tendency. The work in this case generally refers to an authors work as a whole, not to any individual work, though individual works are sometimes...


References

  1. ^ Anders Hallengren. Nobel laureates in search of identity and integrity: voices of different cultures. ISBN 9812560386. 

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