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The Man Who Lost His Shadow (الرجل الذى فقد ظله #1:4)

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First published in English in 1966, this novel tells the story of Yusif Abdul Hamid, a young and ambitious Cairo journalist, through the eyes of four people in turn: Mabruka, the young peasant girl who marries Yusif's aging father while strongly attracted to Yusif; Samia, a minor actress, who Yusif lives with and almost marries but in the end rejects; Muhammad Nagi, the ne...more
Paperback, 352 pages
Published March 1st 1980 by Lynne Rienner Publishers (first published January 1st 1961)
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tENTATIVELY, cONVENIENCE
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by tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE - December 22, 2011

I got this novel w/o being familiar w/ the author but interested b/c I noted that he's Egyptian - I've never read an Egyptian novel before. I'm almost completely ignorant of Egyptian culture - esp recent Egyptian culture. I've vaguely followed the recent (2011) Egyptian political situation that's resulted in the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak but that's about as far as it goes.

I didn't...more
Ahmed Safi
إن في محاولة وصف الجمال شبهة من جهل وحمافة، فحتى لو فرضنا استيعابنا التام للجمال الذي نمر به، فإن من الغرور توقع امكامية نقل هذ الجمال بما يستحقه من كلمات!
ينتطبق ما سبق على هذه الرواية، ولذلك سأكتفي بكلمة واحدة....

بديعة!
Sara Elsaeed
تقمص مذهل !
وبالأخص الجزء الثانى والثالث (سامية وناجى)
أربع نجوم لأن جزء يوسف كان لازم يبقى أقوى من كدة
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i loved the book so far. i like the idea that 4 main characters are narrating their own stories but while doing so they narrate Yousif's story itself. i can't wait to finish this book.
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أديب مصري وُلد بالقاهرة في 24 مارس 1924، لأسرة بسيطة، تخرج في كلية الحقوق جامعة فؤاد الأول (القاهرة حالياً) عام 1944، حيث عمل بالصحافة.

تقلد محمد فتحي غانم العديد من الوظائف منها:

ـ رئيس تحرير صباح الخير من عام 1959 إلى عام 1966.
ـ رئيس مجلس إدارة وكالة أنباء الشرق الأوسط ، عام 1966.
ـ رئيس تحرير جريدة الجمهورية ( 1966 وحتى 1971).
ـ رئيس تحرير روزاليوسف ( 1973 وحتى 1977).
ـ وكيل نقابة الصحفيين ( 1964 وح...more
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