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Sunday, October 12, 2008

One from the Nobel Memorial Quiz


One of his works faced controversy similar to The Satanic Verses, and like Salman Rushdie, he faced numerous death threats in his lifetime. Stabbed in the neck at the age of 82 right in front of his home, he survived. Amidst constant bodyguard protection and failing health, he still went on to live another 12 years. Identify this remarkable man and the work in question.

3 comments:

aRJayeS said...

Naguib Mahfouz

TPM said...

Naguib Mahfouz-of the "Children of Gabalawi" controversy

UDit said...

@arjayes & tpm
correct!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

One from the Nobel Memorial Quiz


One of his works faced controversy similar to The Satanic Verses, and like Salman Rushdie, he faced numerous death threats in his lifetime. Stabbed in the neck at the age of 82 right in front of his home, he survived. Amidst constant bodyguard protection and failing health, he still went on to live another 12 years. Identify this remarkable man and the work in question.

3 comments:

aRJayeS said...

Naguib Mahfouz

TPM said...

Naguib Mahfouz-of the "Children of Gabalawi" controversy

UDit said...

@arjayes & tpm
correct!