Journals Higher Education



Published: 12 August 2016

272 Pages

6 x 9 inches

ISBN: 9789774167614

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Committed to Disillusion

Activist Writers in Egypt from the 1950s to the 1980s

David DiMeo

A Publication of The American University in Cairo Press

  • The first systematic and detailed examination of twentieth-century activist Egyptian writing.
  • Focuses on the works of the leading writers: Naguib Mahfouz, Yusuf Idris, and Sonallah Ibrahim.
  • Examines the development of committed literature from its European antecedents to its peak of influence in the 1950s.