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The Thief and the Dogs

The Thief and the Dogs

by Naguib Mahfouz

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Resources about Naguib Mahfouz

  • Al-Ghitani, Gamal. The Mahfouz Dialogs. New York: The American University in Cairo Press, 2007.
  • El-Enany, Rasheed. Naguib Mahfouz: His Life and Times. Cairo: The American University in Cairo Press, 2007.
  • Salmawy, Mohamed. The Last Station: Naguib Mahfouz Looking Back. New York: The American University in Cairo Press, 2007.
  • Serour, Aleya, ed. Naguib Mahfouz: Life's Wisdom from the Works of the Nobel Laureate. New York: The American University in Cairo Press, 2006.
If you want to read English translations of other Egyptian novels, you might enjoy:
  • Taha Hussein's A Man of Letters, 1994
  • Hala El Badry's A Certain Woman, 2003
  • Gamal al-Ghitani's Zayni Barakat, 2004
  • Bahaa Taher's Love in Exile, 2005
If you enjoyed The Thief and the Dogs, you might enjoy:
  • Dashiell Hammett's The Maltese Falcon, 1930
  • Albert Camus's The Stranger, 1942
  • Graham Greene's The Heart of the Matter, 1948
  • Nadine Gordimer's The Pickup, 2001

Websites

  • American University in Cairo Press
    This website contains a complete bibliography of Mahfouz's works including those in English translation, information about the author, and biographies written about Mahfouz.
  • The Nobel Prize
    This website includes biographical information, a bibliography, an interview, and a transcript of Mahfouz's Nobel lecture.
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