The egyptian state television aired the series which was based on his autobiography al ayyam the days while egypt was getting ready to participate in the international year of disabled persons in 1981. Concerning taha husseins contributions in the literary. Al ayam disambiguation this disambiguation page lists articles associated with the title alayyam. Advanced subsidiary level and advanced level arabic 866804 968004 paper 4 texts octobernovember 2005 2 hours 30 minutes additional materials. Mar 21, 2017 the problem was his book in literary criticism on preislamic poetry of 1926. Concerning taha husseins contributions in the literary field i would say that he made a lot also for the literature in egypt. Taha hussein 14 nov 1889 28 oct 1973 authored dozens of works ranging between criticism, literature and translations. If an internal link led you here, you may wish to change the link to point directly to the intended. Taha husayn has already spawned an enormous literature, both in his own country and abroad, and al ayyam has been translated into the major european languages. Taha husayn has already spawned an enormous literature, both in his own country and abroad, and alayyam has been translated into the major european languages. Open library is an initiative of the internet archive, a 501c3 nonprofit, building a digital library of internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form.
The author recalls the times and his experiences with the great egyptian intellectual and writer, taha husayn 18891973. He wrote alayyam 192930, which was translated into english in 1943 as the stream of days. He was a figurehead for the modernist movement in egypt his life. In march 1926 professor taha husayn, an expert in arabic literature, presented the results of his research in a book entitled fi alshi. It is based on an extract from his autobiography alayyam the days, where he. Taha husseins the future of culture in egypt republished taha hussein argued in his 1938 volume that egypt was a never an arab, but a western country. First he knew french by heart from his trip to france so he read and translated lots of french books into arabic because he saw that these books would develop and enrich literature in egypt. Days with taha hussein, by the egyptian scholar and author, dr muhammad al sayid dasuqi b. His sobriquet was the dean of arabic literature arabic. Oct 14, 2019 al ayyam taha hussein no list is complete without mention of one of egypts most influential writers. Also taha contributed to the field of literature when he wrote a lot of.
Although hussein suffered difficult moments in al ayyam of taha husayn. Introduction to history of arabic adab and taha hussein duration. He is taken as a unique encyclopedic figure a selfeducated, he used to read in diff. Publication date 1948 topics biography publisher longmans, green and co. H87 1948 camera canon eos 5d mark ii foldoutcount 0. The first volume of al ayyam was published in periodical form in al hilal from january 26, 1926 to january 7, 1927, and as a separate volume in 1929. This, then, was the beautiful dream of taha hussein, one of egypts greatest thinkers. 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. Pdf taha hussein dictionary of african biography tahia abdel.
One of the first egyptian writers to be known outside of the middle east was taha hussein. He became blind at the age of three from a combination of eye disease and folk medicine. And if theres one book to read by the legendary intellectual, its his autobiography entitled, alayyam. At the start of his autobiography al ayyam, which was written in 1926 and is one of the bestknown texts of arab modernism, taha hussein describes the narrowness of the world as he perceived it as a young child. Taha hussein was an egyptian writer who educated people, and wrote novels. Taha hussein, who is a landmark artist of al masar gallery was granted the 2009 mubarak art prize in cairo, egypt. Many share the view that to produce a good translation is perhaps more difficult than to create an original work, since the translators. Taha hussein international bureau of education unesco.
Taha husayn and the fundamentalismsecularism struggle. The first volume ofalayyamended with the young taha in the azhar, which is the chief location of the second volume. Taha hussein 1889 1973 nicknamed the dean of arabic literature was one of the most influential egyptian writers and intellectuals. Taha husayn sometimes spelled hussein18891973 is considered one of egypts leading men of letters. At the start of his autobiography alayyam, which was written in 1926 and is one of the bestknown texts of arab modernism, taha hussein describes the narrowness of the world as he perceived it as a young child. He lived for more than 80 years enriching cultural, social, and political life in egypt. Taha husseins dua alkarawan the call of the curlew. It adds a new perspective to the contemporary discussion of the cultural uses of the body.
Taha hussein, dean of contemporary arabic literature and a pioneer of enlightenment, he was born in aiminya province, upper egypt, on november 14th, 1889 and grew up, the seventh of thirteen children, in a lower middleclass family. Blind from early childhood, he devoted his life to intellectual freedom for the writer, critic, and scholar and to the introduction of western learning into his country. The first part of the book explores blindness and society, from the. He was convinced that, on his right, the world ended at the canal that flowed past. The bulk of taha husseins considerable body of works are concerned with arabic literature. Blindness and autobiography is not only a rich explication of alayyam but a pioneering study of the interaction between a severe physical handicap and the autobiographical process.
The novelist and playwright tawfiq alhakim is known as the father of modern arabic drama. It is based on an extract from his autobiography al ayyam the days, where he describes his fears at night, as he tries to fall asleep. Answer bookletpaper read these instructions first if you have been given an answer booklet, follow the instructions on the front cover of the booklet. Hussein overcame poverty and blindness to become a leading cultural and public figure in egypt. Taha hussein s the future of culture in egypt republished taha hussein argued in his 1938 volume that egypt was a never an arab, but a western country. The taha hussein library th offers a new approach to library services for the blind and visually impaired. This short video is dedicated to abstractly portray the famous egyptian writerthinker taha husseins perception of the world around him during his childhood, where he lost his sight. Taha hussein was one of the most influential 20th century egyptian writers and intellectuals, and a figurehead for the arab renaissan. Soon after he has been in 2010 nominated to represent the egyptian. Namun setelah membaca al syaikhan, jannah al syauk, al ayyam, makalahmakalah taha hussein yg dimuat di majalah al azhar, dan bukubuku dia yang lainnya.
This short video is dedicated to abstractly portray the famous egyptian writerthinker taha hussein s perception of the world around him during his childhood, where he lost his sight. Taha husayn sometimes spelled hussein 18891973 is considered one of egypts leading men of letters. Hussein was a figurehead for the egyptian renaissance and the modernist movement in the middle east and north africa wikipedia. Taha husayn made several contributions to modern arabic fiction, of which the novels dua alkarawan 1932 andshajarat albus 1944 and the shortstory collection almuadhdhibun fi alard 1949 are the most notable.
Al ayam taha hussein pdf prefab sprout discography cd 1985. Taha hussein and the democratisation of education in egypt. Assafi translation of taha hussein s masterwork, the call of the curlew, published by palm press in 1997. Days with taha hussein, by the egyptian scholar and author, dr muhammad alsayid dasuqi b. November 15, 1889 october 28, 1973 was one of the most influential 20thcentury egyptian writers and intellectuals, and a figurehead for the egyptian renaissance and the modernist movement in the middle east and north africa.
He contracted an eye infection as a child, and faulty treatment. Equipped with special software, the library applies the latest technology that makes it possible for users to read books and journals and access all the resources of the library as well as certain web resources. Book cover for arab edition of alayyam the days by taha hussein. Taha hussein november 14, 1889october 28, 1973 arabic. Subsequently, he had his first forays into the world of arabic literature, which earned him the opportunity of receiving a government bursary to. Equipped with special software, the library applies the latest technology that makes it possible for users to read books and journals and access all the. A dedication to taha hussein extract from alayyam on. In this work he concluded that most of the poetic odes associated with the era of the jahiliyya that is, the preislamic era were forgeries fabricated following the rise of islam and only. He was the seventh of thirteen children, in a lower middleclass family. Nevertheless, there are thematic echoes, reverberations from the. The second volume ofalayyamcarries the problematics of personal and social blindness into new territories. Namun setelah membaca alsyaikhan, jannah alsyauk, alayyam, makalahmakalah taha hussein yg dimuat di majalah alazhar, dan bukubuku dia yang lainnya.
The edition pictured is riddled with typos and the english is sometimes stilted, other times confusing. He was convinced that, on his right, the world ended at. His autiobiography in three parts kindle edition by hussein, taha. The threevolume lifestory of the egyptian intellectual tahah husayn 18891973 is a landmark in modern autobiography, in arabic letters, and. Blindness and autobiography is not only a rich explication of al ayyam but a pioneering study of the interaction between a severe physical handicap and the autobiographical process.
Hussein 18891973, the dean of arabic letters, was surprisingly interested in womens lives. He was born on november 4, 1889 in a mill town in egypt. Abbas mahmoud elaqqad is one of the giants of the 20th century and a renowned figure in the illumination of human thought. The days taha hussein first volume, arabic audio book. Al ayyam taha hussein no list is complete without mention of one of egypts most influential writers. Alayyam, the autobiography of egyptian writer taha hussein. Princeton university press read the days his autiobiography in. Assafi translation of taha husseins masterwork, the call of the curlew, published by palm press in 1997. Taha hussein received his doctorate therethe first one awarded by the universityon abualala almaari, a blind skeptic philosopher of the 11th century with whom taha hussein identified. Al ayyam, the autobiography of egyptian writer taha hussein. In this book, he expressed doubt about the authenticity of much early arabic poetry, claiming it to have been falsified during ancient times due to tribal pride and riv. Taha hussein, pemilik uslub yang menakjubkan ahmad.1331 988 223 567 941 935 728 1499 558 1083 681 1521 91 212 85 532 1537 1238 1489 556 1308 120 1373 1288 429 345 174 27 968 1262 724 747 695 1377 438 92 375 677 1130 893 530 1396