Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Naguib Mahfouz, 1911-2006

Esteemed Egyptian novelist Naguib Mahfouz -- author of many books, including Midaq Alley, The Thief and the Dogs, Miramar, The Harafish, and the famous Cairo Trilogy -- has died at the age of 94.


desmondola said...

Naguib Pasta-fazool... wasn't he one of your Long Newspaper Spoon characters lectruing Cole Stoma about the perils of "going native" while selling Stoma Cola to the native Hawaiians (assuming they are not mere myth, like the Amish?

Stronger Than Dirt Pete Moss said...

Well, it was Cole's grandfather (or great-grandfather -- I can't even remember for sure) who invented Stoma Cola and was hung up on the Hawaiian independence movement (as was Cole's mother, but I digress) ... but now you're requiring me to try to remember the details of one of about 50 subplots from a (bad) novel I stopped trying to write about six years ago ... so ... I don't know if I can help you.

The short answer is, however, No. But he should have been.