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History is full of people who went to prison or were burned at the stake for proclaiming their ideas. Society has always defended itself.

 
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Naguib Mahfouz
Naguib Mahfouz
  • Born: December 11, 1911
  • Died: August 30, 2006
  • Nationality: Egyptian
  • Profession: Novelist

Naguib Mahfouz was an Egyptian writer who won the 1988 Nobel Prize for Literature. He is regarded as one of the first contemporary writers of Arabic literature, along with Tawfiq el-Hakim, to explore themes of existentialism. He published 34 novels, over 350 short stories, dozens of movie scripts, and five plays over a 70-year career. Many of his works have been made into Egyptian and foreign films.

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