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Abdel Rahman al-Sharqawi

Biography

Abdel Rahman al-Sharqawi was born in the province of Menoufia in 1920. After university he spent a year in Paris. He started writing poetry but then turned to the novel. His first novel, الأرض (Egyptian Earth), is one of the most successful Egyptian novels and was made into film. His later novels are too much influenced by socialist realism. He later turned to drama, particularly verse drama, before returning to the novel. He died in 1987.

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Bibliography

Note: Only books in English translation

1954 الأرض (Egyptian Earth)
1985 عرابي زعيم الفلاحين (Abdel Rahman el Sharkawi’s Orabi Leader of the Fellahin)