Naguib Mahfouz
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Naguib Mahfouz the pursuit of meaning by Rasheed El-Enany

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Published by Routledge in London .
Written in English


  • Mahfūz, Najīb, -- 1912-

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Edition Notes

StatementRasheed El-Enany.
SeriesArabic thought and culture
The Physical Object
Pagination(288)p. ;
Number of Pages288
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21394982M
ISBN 100415073952

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