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By Taha Hussein

Taha Hussein (1889-1973), blind from early adolescence, rose from humble beginnings to pursue a wonderful occupation in Egyptian public existence (he was once at one time Minister of Education). yet he was once so much influential via his voluminous, different, and debatable writings.
He turned identified by way of the unofficial identify 'Dean of Arabic Letters,' and the celebrated Egyptian critic Louis Awad defined him as "the maximum unmarried highbrow and cultural effect at the literature of his period."
Based at the actual tale of a chum of the writer, this novel—unfolding among Cairo and Paris and during shiny own correspondence—draws an image of a strong friendship and of a tender man's obstacle: the guy of letters of the name unearths himself break up between—and in love with—two cultures basically incompatible, East and West. In his determined fight to reconcile them his soul is estranged and he's thrown—or escapes—deeper into the backstreet abyss of First international battle Paris. finally it really is might be the very impracticality of his personal morality that destroys him.

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