The Writing of Naguib Mahfouz

Reflections on the life and work of Egyptian novelist Naguib Mahfouz, dead at 94. He is credited with perfecting the novel form in the Arabic language. The Nobel Prize winner used lively prose to depict everyday life in Cairo.

Guest:

Roger Allen, professor of Arabic and Comparative Literature; chairman of the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilization, University of Pennsylvania

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