an Arabian narrative art that applies to all mankind.
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I was reading a lot of books I admired, and thought that I would like to write something like that someday.
The writer interweaves a story with his own doubts, questions, and values. That is art.
As the tension eases, we must look in the direction of agriculture, industry and education as our final goals, and toward democracy under Mr Mubarak.
We are passing through a very sensitive time, and on the whole, this country is facing very big problems.
One effect that the Nobel Prize seems to have had is that more Arabic literary works have been translated into other languages.
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