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Author Ḥusayn, Ṭāhā, 1889-1973.

Title The days : his autobiography in three parts / Taha Hussein ; translated by E.H. Paxton, Hilary Wayment, Kenneth Cragg
Edition [International edition]
Published Cairo, Egypt : The American University in Cairo, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (317 pages)
Contents An Egyptian childhood -- The stream of days -- A passage to France
Summary For the first time, the three-part autobiography of one of modern Egypt's greatest writers and thinkers is available in a single paperback volume. The first part, An Egyptian Childhood (1929), is full of the sounds and smells of rural Egypt. It tells of Hussein's childhood and early education in a small village in Upper Egypt, as he learns not only to come to terms with his blindness but to excel in spite of it and win a place at the prestigious Azhar University in Cairo. The second part, The Stream of Days: A Student at the Azhar (1939), is an enthralling picture of student life in Egypt in t
Notes "All three volumes first published in Arabic under the title al-Ayyam: volumes one and two in 1929, volume three in 1973"--T.p. verso
Subject Ḥusayn, Ṭāhā, 1889-1973.
Authors, Arab -- 20th century -- Biography.
Authors, Arab -- Egypt -- Biography.
Genre/Form Biography.
Form Electronic book
Author Cragg, Kenneth, 1913-2012.
Paxton, E. H. (Evelyn Henry), 1906-
Wayment, Hilary.
ISBN 1617974706 electronic bk
161797529X electronic bk
9781617974700 electronic bk
9781617975295 electronic bk
Other Titles Ayyām. English