Shafīq Maqār

egyptian writer


Works of Social and Literary Criticism in Periodicals

(III/I) Social Criticism

) خيارات النقد: البكم أؤ النفى أو التهريجThe Critic’s Options: to be a Deaf Mute, an Exile or a Clown’( London, 1979.

الأدب والـثـــورة ’ ’ (‘Literature and Revolution’) London, 1988.

العـداء للقـكر والكـه للعقـل والمقت للمنطقالوجوه القبيحة للهزيمة العربيـّة(‘To Hate Thought, Distrust Reason and Detest Logic: Recipe for Decline’) London, 1988.

الالــتزام بعيــر شـــك، ةلكــن بمــن؟(‘Commitment of Course, but to Whom?) Sartre’s ‘engagement’ and the warped shapes it took in our World, London, 1989

العـــواء في زمــن الوبــاء(‘Howling in the Time of Pestilence,” crying out in the wilderness of backwardness and apathy’) London, 1989.

الـرقـــابة لحمــاية مـن مـمـن؟ (‘Censorship, to Protect Whom from Whom?’) the lethal weapon of censorship in state armouries, London, 1988.

الشــاعر الذي رأى وتكـــلـّم(‘The Poet who Saw and Spoke Out’) in defence of the poet Afifi Matar, London, 1991.

عن شعــر عفيفي مطــر: الشاعر في مواجهة السلطـة “(‘On the Poetry of Afifi Matar: the poet vs. Authority’)  London, 1979.


(III/ii) Literary Criticism

عـن القديـم والجديــد والذي بين بين” (‘On the Old, the New and the In-Between’) on the writings of the 1960s in Egypt, with special focus on the short story, Cairo, 1969.

الحـسّ بالعبـث في عـالم نجـيب محفوظ“(‘A Sense ِof the Absurd in ‘The Beggar’ by Naguib Mahfouz’) Cairo, 1971.

التحليـق في سرداب موحـل(“ To Soar in a Muddy Tunnel,’) on the 1960s short story writing, Cairo, 1972.

الــرمز والأسطــورة في شعـر البيــّاتي(‘Symbol and Myth in al-Bayyati’s Poetry’) broadcast by the Second Programme, Radio Cairo, 1971.

الغــابـة الـمـتـحـجّـرة ( ‘The Petrified Forest,’ on al-Bayyati’s poetry) Baghdad, 1975.

زمن العشـق والثــورة(‘Time for Love and Rebellion,’ on al-Bayyati’s Poetry), Damascus, 1976.

لقــاء مع شــاعر مغــتربEncounter with an Exiled Poet,” عن عبد الوهـاب البيـّاتي في منفـاه بالقاهرة on al-Bayyati, in his Cairo exile,” London, 1979.

فجيـــعة مصـــر (“Egypt’s Bereavement” on the untimely death of Naguib Sorour, major poet and dramatist) broadcast by the BBC, 1979.

قـراءة في قصصالجواد الأبيـضلزكريـا تامـر (A reading of Zakareyya Tamer’s ’White Horse’ stories)” Cairo, 1985.

“The Graveyard Folk,” on Gamil Atteya’s novel ‘Wading into the Sea’ London, 1986.

دفـاعـاً عن طـه حســين (‘In defence of Dr.Taha Hussein’) London, 1986

بيـن غوايـة النظـريـّة وحرونـة التــالربح(‘Between the Seductiveness of Theory and the Pigheadedness of History,’ on Dr. Kamal Salibi’s “The Bible Came from Arabia,” London, 1988.

عن منـح نجيـب محـفوظ جائـزة نوبــل(On the Awarding of the Nobel Prize to Naguib Mahfouz) London, 1988.

القنـاعة والمحـكّ فيخبايا التوراة’ “  (‘Putting Theory to the Test,’ on Dr. Kamal Salibi’s “Secrets of the Bible People,” London, 1989.

منجــم ذهـب في الأرض الخراب (“A Gold Mine in the Waste Land,” on Baha Taher’s “I, the King, Have Come,”  London, 1989.

الحيـّة التي ابتلعت إيزيس“  (‘The Python that Swallowed Isis,’) on Baha Taher’s‘ ‘Duha Said,’ London, 1989.

” بعيداً عن ضـباب الغيبيـّات: النصل المغمد في الروح – عن كتاب لطف الله سليمان” (‘Faraway from the Fog of the Beyondon Lotfallah Soliman’s ‘Pour histoire profane de la Palestine) London,1989.




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