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Naguib Mahfouz's Profile

Brief about Naguib Mahfouz: By info that we know Naguib Mahfouz was born at 1911-12-11. And also Naguib Mahfouz is Egyptian Novelist.

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I thought they would never select an Eastern writer for the Nobel. I was surprised.

Tags: Surprised, Thought, Writer

I was reading a lot of books I admired, and thought that I would like to write something like that someday.

Tags: Reading, Thought, Write

I've never worked in politics, never been a member of an official committee or a political party.

Tags: Party, Political, Politics

If the urge to write should ever leave me, I want that day to be my last.

Tags: Last, Leave, Write

If we reject science, we reject the common man.

Tags: Common, Reject, Science

It is simply not part of my culture to preserve notes. I have never heard of a writer preserving his early drafts.

Tags: Culture, Simply, Writer

One effect that the Nobel Prize seems to have had is that more Arabic literary works have been translated into other languages.

Tags: Effect, Seems, Works

Sadat made us feel more secure.

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The criminal is trying to solve his immediate problems.

Tags: Criminal, Problems, Trying

The Koran and the laws of all civilized nations legislate against the vilification of religions.

Tags: Against, Laws, Nations

The Nobel Prize has given me, for the first time in my life, the feeling that my literature could be appreciated on an international level.

Tags: Feeling, Life, Time

The writer interweaves a story with his own doubts, questions, and values. That is art.

Tags: Art, Story, Values

There are no heroes in most of my stories. I look at our society with a critical eye and find nothing extraordinary in the people I see.

Tags: Eye, Society, Stories

Today's interpretations of religion are often backward and contradict the needs of civilization.

Tags: Often, Religion, Today

We are passing through a very sensitive time, and on the whole, this country is facing very big problems.

Tags: Big, Country, Time

We used the Western style to express our own themes and stories. But don't forget that our heritage includes The Thousand and One Nights.

Tags: Forget, Style, Used

Winning Nobel imposed on me a lifestyle to which I am not used and which I would not have preferred.

Tags: Lifestyle, Used, Winning

Without literature my life would be miserable.

Tags: Life, Literature, Miserable

The Arab world also won the Nobel with me. I believe that international doors have opened, and that from now on, literate people will consider Arab literature also. We deserve that recognition.

Tags: Deserve, Literature, Won

I wake up early in the morning and walk for an hour. If I have something to write, I prefer to write in the morning until midday, and in the afternoon, I eat.

Tags: Morning, Until, Write