Ghassan Kanafani stated that “My political position springs from my being a novelist. In so far as I am concerned, politics and the novel are an indivisible case and I can categorically state that I became politically committed because I am a novelist, not the opposite”. Ghassan Kanafani was born on the 9th of April, 1936 in Acre on the northern coast of Palestine. He belonged to a middle class family. In 1948, the Deir Yassin massacre occurred, and Ghassan’s family was forced to flee to a Syrian mountain, then move to the refugee camps located in Damascus.
Naguib Mahfouz’s Life Experiences Generally regarded as one of modern Egypt’s leading literary figures, Naguib Mahfouz is the first ever Arabic author to be awarded the 1988 Nobel Prize in literature. He is recognized for his stories and novels in which he creates psychological portraits of characters whose personal struggles mirror the social, political, religious, and cultural concerns confronting Egypt. Naguib Mahfouz was first recognized during the mid 1900s for a series of novels set in his hometown city, Cairo (“Naguib Mahfouz- Biography”). During this time, many controversial things were happening throughout Egypt, and this made him view things differently. Throughout his childhood, he was surrounded by intense political disagreement
American Literature is the literary area which contains many of the most renowned writers in English. Although it is the literary area of America, its literary tradition begins with the tradition of British Literature. But now it has its own literary tradition. Most of the American writers proved that their novels are the reflection of the society in which they are grown up. Moreover, the political writings in American Literature discussed the social issues like liberty, education system of modern culture etc.
He was named after Francis Scott Key, who wrote the poem “The Star-Spangled Banner,” the American national anthem. “Scott Fitzgerald was the son of Edward Fitzgerald, who worked for Proctor and Gamble and brought his family to Buffalo and Syracuse, New York,” says in an article in “Student Resource in Context”, and Fitzgerald’s mother, also according to the same article, has a father that is “an Irish immigrant who came to America in 1843.” This form of family, “developed an inferiority complex in a family,” and “out of this divergence of classes in his family background arose what critics called F. Scott’s ‘double vision’.” (2003) This means
Men in the Sun By Ghassan Kanafani “My political position springs from my being a novelist. In so far as I am concerned, politics and the novel are an indivisible case and I can categorically state that I became politically committed because I am a novelist, not the opposite” - Ghassan Kanafani. Ghassan Kanafani was born on the 9th of April, 1936 in Acre on the northern coast of Palestine. He belonged to a middle class family. In 1948, the Deir Yassin massacre occurred, and Ghassan’s family was forced to flee to a Syrian mountain, then move to the refugee camps located in Damascus.
A Tale of Two Times Charles Dickens’ writing of the Tale of Two Cities is a reflection of the torment of his own life. The writing of A Tale of Two Cities is historically accurate. Dickens writes about a lengthy time span leading up to the French Revolution. As you read the book you come to see Charles’ personal struggles having great impact in his writing. There are instances throughout the novel that are comparable to Charles’ own experiences, such as one of the characters was put in debtors’ prison just like Dickens’ own father.
KITAB AL-KHARAJ Kitab al-Kharaj is Abu Yusuf’s most famous book and it is also a classic text on fiqh (Islamic jurisprudence) which is the book that discussed a subject thoroughly and carefully about the taxation and fiscal problems of the state. Kitab al-Kharaj is written by Abu Yusuf at the request of the Abbasid Caliph, Harun al-Rashid. Harun al-Rashid request Abu Yusuf to write this book because he was the most famous student of Imam Abu Hanifah who helped spread the influence of the Hanafi School of Islamic law through his writing and the government positions that he held. In the introduction of this book, Abu Yusuf describes how the caliph asked him to write a book regarding the collection of al-Kharaj, ‘Ushr, Sadaqat and others related
This adds to their noteworthiness in the Nigerian culture to understand the complexity of the people and their rich history, which has been passed down to numerous generations. The White Tiger’s author, Aravind Adiga, is an Indian-born author and journalist who published his Booker Prize winning novel in 2008 with an “attempt to catch the voice of the men you meet as you travel through India — the voice of the colossal underclass.” Adiga wrote The White Tiger in hopes to record the “continuous murmur or growl beneath middle-class life in India” . Adiga portrays the nearly impossible ascent towards the higher classes of India 's social ladder through the story of Balram 's journey as he steals, murders and bribes his way into becoming a successful entrepreneur. The novel incorporates dark
History of Urban Transformations Mid Semester Examination Manasi Ranade | PM000914 Book: The River God The River God is a richly imagined saga, an enticing novel that explodes with all the drama, mystery and rage of a bygone time that explores a story of a glorious civilization, an epic journey, a heroic battle and an enduring love. (WILBUR SMITH, 1993) Author: Wilbur Smith Wilbur Smith is a South African novelist specializing in historical fiction about the international involvement in Southern Africa across three centuries, seen from the viewpoints of both black and white families. The Ancient Egypt series is an historical fiction series based in a large part on Pharaoh Memnon 's time, addressing both his story and that of his mother Lostris through the eyes of his mother 's slave Taita, and mixing in elements of the Hyksos ' domination and eventual overthrow. The series includes, 1. River God (1994) 2.
With the beginning of his literary career itself, Ali Sardar Jafri earned the reputation of a rebel writer. In fact his writing was so powerful that his first anthology of short story collection, “Manzil” (1938) managed to rouse the British rulers into imprisoning him in the district jails of Lucknow and Banaras. For another five decades he would continue to storm the Urdu literary world with his remarkable poetry and created a niche for himself in Urdu poetry. In fact, Sardar Jafri’s poems’ relevance is truly felt in the present day also initiating deliberations on present and past. Phir Koi Nahien Ye Poochheygaa Sardar Kahaan Hai Mahfil Mein Lekin Main Yahaan Phir Aaongaa Bachon Ke Dahan Se Bolongaa Chidyon Ki Zabaan Se Gaaongaa