The Stream of Days

The Stream of Days

Taha Hussein G.C. Thornley Imre Hofbauer / May 28, 2020

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  • Title: The Stream of Days
  • Author: Taha Hussein G.C. Thornley Imre Hofbauer
  • ISBN: 9780582761117
  • Page: 127
  • Format: Paperback
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      • Taha Hussein G.C. Thornley Imre Hofbauer

        See Also Taha Hussein was one of the most influential 20th century Egyptian writers and intellectuals, and a figurehead for the Arab Renaissance and the modernist movement in the Arab World His sobriquet was The Dean of Arabic Literature.


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    1. Unfortunately, I canĀ“t read Arabic so I had to discover Taha Hussein through a French translation. Yet, I really enjoyed the story: for me, it was such a privilege to see the Egypt of the beginning of the 20th century through a "blind boy's eyes". It is almost an anthropology study: the relationships inside the family, the remoteness of rural areas from the capital and from its current evolutions, the education system. What I preferred was the account the author makes of Al Azhar University, th [...]


    2. Orwell once wrote that autobiography needs to reveal something disgraceful to be trustworthy. The disgrace revealed in the English translation of these memoirs (published by AUC Press) is the amount lost in translation between Hussein's elegant Arabic and the dull English prose. This memoir strikes me as a thematic cousin to Rushdie's "Joseph Anton" in its use of third-person autobiography, concerns about Islam limiting personal choice, and marriages to European women.


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