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The American University in Cairo A Reflection of Egypt in the 20th century Outline Major argument Many critics view Naguib Mahfouz as simply a storyteller However by using the Trilogy this paper will show that Naguib Mahfouz can actually be regarded as a historian who has documented the history of Egypt in a very unique way The Trilogy is a reflection of the political history of Egypt and it reveals many aspects of daily life in Egypt prevalent in the 20th century such as the opposition of political rights the loosening of social norms degradation of faith the lack of spirituality and the gradual liberation of women It has been said that through the Trilogy Mahfouz gives an eyewitness account of the countrys political social religious and intellectual life between the two wars that period of turmoil in the nations life would have otherwise passed undocumented Approach analytical I Introduction The Life of Naguib Mahfouz Brief survey of his works II Review of the Trilogy General overview of the Trilogy Palace Walk Analysis of the character of Fahmy Palace of Desire Analysis of the character of Kamal Sugar Street Analysis of III Conclusion Bibliography Beard Michaeled Naguib Mahfouz from regional fame to global recognition New York Syracuse University Press 1993 Boger Allen World Literature in Review Egypt World Literature Today 68 Winter 1994 203 Cole Gregory Conversation with Mahfouz Africa Report 35 no2 MayJune 1990 65-66 Dickey CA Baedeker to Egypts Soul Newsweek 115 June 26 1990 64 El-Enany Rasheed Mahfouz A great novel and a wanting translation Third World Quarterly 13 1992 187 Enani MMed Naguib Mahfouz Nobel 1988 Egyptian Perspectives a collection of critical essays Cairo General Egyptian Book Organization 1989 Gershoni Israel Between Ottomanism and Egyptianism The Evolution of National
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