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The Writer Becomes Text: Naguib Mahfouz and State Nationalism in Egypt

The Writer Becomes Text: Naguib Mahfouz and State Nationalism in Egypt <p>In October of 1994, Naguib Mahfouz, Egypt&apos;s respected octogenarian Nobel Laureate, fell victim to an assassination attempt outside his home in Cairo. The outpouring of support for the aging writer during his convalescence eventually evolved into a discourse that reflected the way the Egyptian State had been complicit all along in making the writer a symbol for the regime. Ultimately, the packaging of Mahfouz by the Egyptian government made him an embodiment of the exploited and powerless Third World intellectual in the era of globalization.</p> http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Biography University of Hawai'I Press

The Writer Becomes Text: Naguib Mahfouz and State Nationalism in Egypt

Biography , Volume 27 (2) – Sep 10, 2004

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University of Hawai'I Press
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0162-4962
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Abstract

<p>In October of 1994, Naguib Mahfouz, Egypt&apos;s respected octogenarian Nobel Laureate, fell victim to an assassination attempt outside his home in Cairo. The outpouring of support for the aging writer during his convalescence eventually evolved into a discourse that reflected the way the Egyptian State had been complicit all along in making the writer a symbol for the regime. Ultimately, the packaging of Mahfouz by the Egyptian government made him an embodiment of the exploited and powerless Third World intellectual in the era of globalization.</p>

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BiographyUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Sep 10, 2004

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