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By Taha Hussein

ISBN-10: 9774243447

ISBN-13: 9789774243448

Taha Hussein (1889-1973), blind from early adolescence, rose from humble beginnings to pursue a unusual profession in Egyptian public existence (he was once at one time Minister of Education). yet he used to be so much influential via his voluminous, different, and arguable writings.
He turned identified by means of the unofficial name 'Dean of Arabic Letters,' and the prestigious Egyptian critic Louis Awad defined him as "the maximum unmarried highbrow and cultural impact at the literature of his period."
Based at the precise tale of a chum of the writer, this novel—unfolding among Cairo and Paris and during brilliant own correspondence—draws an image of a strong friendship and of a tender man's drawback: the guy of letters of the name reveals himself break up between—and in love with—two cultures basically incompatible, East and West. In his determined fight to reconcile them his soul is estranged and he's thrown—or escapes—deeper into the backstreet abyss of First global battle Paris. finally it really is maybe the very impracticality of his personal morality that destroys him.

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