Sunday, February 13, 2011

Whoever wrote this in the NYT

"Following the Free Officers’ Revolt of 1952, Nasser’s regime nationalized the press, the cinema and most publishing houses, establishing what one historian has termed “a virtual state monopoly on culture.”"  While this is technically true, Mahfouz and other writers wrote their best work during this period. Explain.  Name one important literary book written during the Sadat era.