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A Man of Letters ePUB À A Man PDF/EPUB or Taha Hussein , blind from early childhood, rose from humble beginnings to pursue a distinguished career in Egyptian public life he was at one time Minister of Education But he was most influential through his voluminous, varied, and controversial writings He became known by the unofficial title Dean of Arabic Letters, and the distinguished Egypt. Taha Hussein , blind from early childhood, rose from humble beginnings to pursue a distinguished career in Egyptian public life he was at one time Minister of Education But he was most influential through his voluminous, varied, and controversial writings He became known by the unofficial title Dean of Arabic Letters, and the distinguished Egyptian critic Louis Awad described him as the greatest single intellectual and cultural influence on the literature of his period Based on the true story of a friend of the author, this novel unfolding between Cairo and Paris and through vivid personal correspondence draws a picture of a powerful friendship and of a young man s dilemma the man of letters of the title finds himself split between and in love with two cultures essentially incompatible, East and West In his desperate struggle to reconcile them his soul is estranged and he is thrown or escapes deeper into the backstreet abyss of First World War Paris In the end it is perhaps the very impracticality of his own morality that destroys him Taha Hussein , blind from early childhood, rose from humble beginnings to pursue a distinguished career in Egyptian public life he was at one time Minister of Education But he was most influential through his voluminous, varied, and controversial writings He became known by the unofficial title Dean of Arabic Letters, and the distinguished Egyptian critic Louis Awad described him as the greatest single intellectual and cultural influence on the literature of his period Based on the true story of a friend of the author, this novel unfolding between Cairo and Paris and through vivid personal correspondence draws a picture of a powerful friendship and of a young man s dilemma the man of letters of the title finds himself split between and in love with two cultures essentially incompatible, East and West In his desperate struggle to reconcile them his soul is estranged and he is thrown or escapes deeper into the backstreet abyss of First World War Paris In the end it is perhaps the very impracticality of his own morality that destroys him