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Al-Aqqad was born in Aswan , a city in Upper Egypt , in He read about religion, geography, history and many other subjects. He was known for his excellent English and French. He was also particularly well-read in German literature. Al-'Aqqad was also an outspoken political thinker, and was jailed for a time between and for his criticism of his country's government. He wrote more than a hundred of books about philosophy, religion, and poetry, along with a philosophical study of the Qur'an and various biographies of historic Muslim leaders.
He died in in Cairo. His most famous works were al-'Abkariat , Allah , and Sarah. Some of his books were translated into English. Al-'Akkad was known for his use of flowery and complicated prose. Al-Aqqad experienced two major romantic relationships in his life.
The first was whom he called "Sarah" in his novel of the same name. This relationship was ended by al-Aqqad himself, because of Yousri's career as an actress. It was reported by prolific Egyptian author Anis Mansour and various other attendees of Al-Aqqad's famous 'lounge' that he kept a painting in his bedroom that displayed a beautiful cake with cockroaches crawling over it.
Supposedly, Al-Aqqad kept this in his room as 'the first thing he looked at in the morning and the last thing he saw in the evening'.
It symbolized beauty and purity the cake that is wasted to the glamor of spotlights the cockroaches as was the case as he perceived with actress Madiha Yousri. Al Aqqad died on the morning of 13 March His body was transported to his hometown, Aswan, for burial on the same day.
In the early s, an Egyptian television series was produced about the life of al-Aqqad, which was titled The Giant Al Imlaq in Arabic. It starred Egyptian actor Mahmud Mursi. There is a street in the Nasr City district of Cairo named after al-Aqqad. His works include:. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Abbas Mahmoud al-Aqqad. It is a few years since the Arabic-speaking world mourned the death of Abbas Mahmoud al-Akkad — at age Nicknamed "the Giant", both for his physical and Accessed 22 December Brown, Jonathan Oneworld Publications.
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Al-Aqqad was born in Aswan , a city in Upper Egypt , in He read about religion, geography, history and many other subjects. He was known for his excellent English and French. He was also particularly well-read in German literature. Al-'Aqqad was also an outspoken political thinker, and was jailed for a time between and for his criticism of his country's government. He wrote more than a hundred of books about philosophy, religion, and poetry, along with a philosophical study of the Qur'an and various biographies of historic Muslim leaders. He died in in Cairo.
Abbas Mahmoud al-Aqqad
Abbas Mahmoud El'Akkad , poet, literature critic and politician; one of the most important modernist writers and thinkers of the liberal era in modern Egypt. His life. El'Akkad was born in Aswan the well known tourist city in southern Egypt; he was graduated from the elementary school on and did not continue his formal education due to the poor conditions of his family at that time. During his early youth he worked in a factory of silk and as an employer in the rail ways. However, he was obsessed by reading and acquiring knowledge in different fields. He worked as a clerk in Quena in Upper Egypt as well as other occupations until he started to write in newspapers, as a consequence of his wide intellect and knowledge. After sometime the newspaper has been closed and he worked as a private teacher for sometime for living.
Abbas Mahmoud Al-Akkad