Literary Gems on World Book and Copyright Day: Egyptian Authors and Their Captivating Works

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On 23 April, the literary world unites to celebrate World Book and Copyright Day. The UN has designated this date to honor the legacies of literary giants such as William Shakespeare, Miguel de Cervantes, and Inca Garcilaso de la Vega.  It’s a day that serves as a reminder of the profound connection books forge between past and future, transcending generations and cultures.  So, let’s delve into the literary treasures of Egypt and the remarkable authors who have shaped its literary landscape. Taha Hussein: “The Days” Taha Hussein, The Dean of Arabic Literature, leaves an indelible mark with his life-writing masterpiece, “The Days.” This captivating work, translated by E.H. Paxton, Hilary Wayment, and Kenneth Cragg, is divided into three parts: “An Egyptian Childhood,” “The Stream of Days: A Student at the Azhar,” and “A Passage to France.”  Through his eloquent prose, Hussein takes readers on a journey through his personal experiences, offering insights into Egyptian society and the pursuit of knowledge. Tawfiq al-Hakim: “A Bullet in the Heart” Tawfiq al-Hakim, a pioneering figure in modern Arabic literature, has left an enduring legacy. Renowned as the founder of an entire literary tradition,…

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