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Well known. Respected writer. He was born in 1924.
His collected works were published in Cairo by the General Egyptian Book Organization in six volumes in 1993-5.
He was one of the writers of "Gallery 68" , the literary magazine which soon became the mouthpiece of the writers of this  generation.


  A selection of his  works are : 

  Short Story Collections

aI-Ushaq al-Khamsa (Cairo: Ruz al-Yusuf, 1954. Series: al-Kitab al-Dhahabi) (Cairo: al-Dar al-Qawmiyya, 1962. Series: al-Kitab al-Massi  )

Rissala ila imra'a  (Cairo: Ruz al-Yusuf, 1960. Series: al-Kitab al-Dhahabi) al-Ziham (Beirut: Dar al-Adab, 1969)

The stories in these collections were republished with additional stories in the following:

Halawatal-Ruh, (Cairo: Akhbar al-Yawm, 1971. Series: Kitab al-Yawm)

Mutaradat Muntasafal-Layl (Cairo: Dar al-Ma'arif, 1973. Series: Iqra')

Akhbaral- 'Unqud (Cairo: Dar Akhbar al-Yawm, 1974. Series: Kitab al-Yawm)

al-Umm wa-I- Wahsh (Cairo: Dar Majid li-l-Thaqafa, 1982)

Later Collections:

al-Karasi al-Musiqiyya (Cairo: G. E. B. 0., 1990)

Ma Ba'ada al-Majmu'at ( in Vol.2 of Collected Works, G.E. B. 0., 1993)

Lyrical Prose

al-Masa' al-Akhir (Cairo: Dar al-Ma' arif, 1963) First published in al-Adib in Beirut, 1946-52. Republished as vol.5 of complete works in Cairo in 1995 by the General Egyptian Book Organization.

Studies

Dirasat Adabiyya (Cairo: Maktabat al-Nahda, 1964)

Dirasat if al-A dab al- 'Arabi al-Mu 'asir (Cairo: Mu' assassat al-Ta' alif wa-l-Nashr, 1964)

Dirasat fi al-Hubb (Cairo: Dar al-Hilal, 1966)

Republished as al-H ubb wa-I-S adaqat if al-Turath al- 'Arabi wa-I-Dirasat al Mu 'is ira (Cairo: Dar al-Ma'arif, 1976 and 1992)

Dirasat if aI-Riwaya wa-I-Qissat al- Qas ira (Cairo: Anglo-Egyptian Bookshop, 1967)

al-La-Ma' qul if al-A dab al-Mu 'asir (Cairo: Dar al-Katib al-'Arabi, 1969)

al-Riwayat al-Misriyya  al-Mu'asira (Cairo: Dar al-Hilal, 1973)

al-Qissatal-Qasira Nazari-an wa-Tatbiq-an (Cairo: Dar al-Hilal, 1977)

Namathij min al-Riwayat al-Misriyya (Cairo: G.E. B. 0., 1977)

al-Qissat wa-I-Mujtama' (Cairo: Dar al-Ma'arif, 1977. Series: Kitabu-ka)

Shakwa al-Muwazzaf al-Fasih. (Cairo: Dar al-Hilal, 1980)

Dirasat fi al-Qissat al- Qasira (Damascus: Dar Talas, 1980)

al-Riwa'iyyun al-Thalatha (Cairo: G.E. B. 0., 1980)

Rihlati ma' al-Qira'a (Cairo: G.E. B. 0., 1982)

Ma' al-Qissat al-Qasira (Cairo: G.E. B. 0., 1985)

Sindbad fi 'Uman (Cairo: G.E. B. 0., 1986)

Rihlati ma' al-Riwaya (Cairo: Dar al-Ma'arif, 1986)

Qisas min al-Turath al- 'Umani (Muscat: Maktabat Majjan, 1987)

Ma'  al-Drama (Cairo: G.E. B. 0., 1989)

Aja'ib al-Hind li-Barzaq Ibn Shahriyar (London: Riad al-Rayyes Books 1990)

Fi al-Adab al- 'Umani al-H adith (London: Riad al-Rayyes Books, 1990)

Fi Rubu' 'Uman (London: Riad al-Rayyes Books, 1990)

A' alam min 'Uman (London: Riad al-Rayyes Books, 1990)  

Malamih 'Umaniyya (London; Riad al-Rayyes Books, 1990)
Abhath al-Multa qa al-Thani l-il -Kitabat al-Qisasiyya wal-Riwa'iyya (1992)
Ma' al-Riwaya (Cairo; G.E. B. 0., 1994)
Udaba' wa Mufakkirun (Cairo: G.E. B. 0., 1994. Vol.4 of collected works) Edited and Introduced;

Sab 'un Shama 'a fi Hayat Yahia Haqqi (Cairo; G.E. B.0., 1975)

al-Laylat al-Thaniyya ba 'da al-Alf: mukhtarat min al-qissat al-nisa'iyya (Cairo: G.E. B. 0., 1976)

Translations

Oedipus by the Latin writer Seneca, edited by Ted Hughes Kuwait; Wizarat al I-ilam, 1976. Series: al-Masrah al-' Alami)

Machinal by Sophie Treadwell (Kuwait; Wizarat al-I'ilam, 1988. Series; al-Masrah al-'Alami)

Berkeley Square by John Balderston (Kuwait; Wizarat al-I'lam, 1990. Series; al Masrah al-'Alami)

In Translation

The short story al-Ziham was included in;

� Nachrichten aus Agypten (Berlin; Berliner Kunstlerprogramm des DAAD, 1977. Series: LCB-Editionen, no.47)

� Egyptian Short Stories selected and translated by Denys Johnson-Davies (Washington D.C.: Three Continents Press, 1978)

� Arabic Short Stories, 1945-65, edited by Mahmoud Manzalaoui (Cairo; American University in Cairo Press, 1968.3rd ed. 1989)

Blood Feud (London; Heinemann, 1984) (Cairo; American University in Cairo Press, 1991). Short stories selected and translated by Denys Johnson-Davies.

His short story le Dernier Grain de Ia Grappe was included in Raoul and Laura Makarius (eds.) Anthologie de la Litterature Arabe Contemporaine, vol.1 (Paris; Editions du Seuil, 1964)

His short story The Man and the Farm was included in Modern Arabic Short Stories selected and translated by Denys Johnson-Davies (Oxford; Oxford University Press, 1967) (London; Heinemann 1976) (Washington D. C.; Three Continents Press, 1981)

His short story Glimpses from the Life of Maugoud Abdul Maugoud and Two Postscripts was included in Arabic Short Stories selected and translated by Denys Johnson-Davies (London, Melbourne and New York; Quartet, 1983)


Thanks go to Elizabeth Kendall for her research on the Gallery 68 movement from which this information has been taken

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