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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An allegory is not meant to be taken literally. There is a great lack of comprehension on the part of some readers.
I was a government employee in the morning and a writer in the evening.
You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers. You can tell whether a man is wise by his questions.
an Arabian narrative art that applies to all mankind.
The criminal is trying to solve his immediate problems.
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All has been looted, betrayed, sold; black death's wing flashed ahead.