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Return of the Spirit - Al-Hakim, Tawfiq, and Hutchins, William Maynard (Introduction by), and Aswany, Alaa Al (Foreword by)
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First published in Arabic in 1933, Egyptian playwright and novelist Tawfiq Al-Hakim's novel follows a patriotic young Egyptian and his extended family as they grapple with the events leading up to the 1919 Egyptian revolution. Though often cited as an apprenticeship novel in the vein of Joyce's "A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man" with a touch of failed romance ???a la Goethe's "Sorrow of Young Werther," Al-Hakim's classic is most recognized for being a political novel that illustrates the way one man's spiritual ...

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Return of the Spirit 2019, Penguin Group

ISBN-13: 9780143133971

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