Vol. 39 (2018)
Literary Meridians

Son Seeking his Father (Naguib Mahfouz’s Novel “The Way”)

Published 2018-12-20


  • Contemporary Egyptian Literature,
  • Arabic Literature

How to Cite

Kuchukhidze, G. (2018). Son Seeking his Father (Naguib Mahfouz’s Novel “The Way”). Literary Researches, 39, 263–274. Retrieved from https://literaryresearches.litinstituti.ge/index.php/literaryresearches/article/view/4161


The article offers that one of the main issue of the novel by great Egyptian writer, Naguib Mahfouz “The Way” ( , English-speaking readers know it as “The Search”) is seeking of
God; the author of article offers that according to Mahfouz, to come to God, the people need, first of all, to make human relationships between them.

Naguib Mahfouz used as the God’s reminiscence the image of the main character Sabir’s father. Applying such artistic techniques the writer demonstrated that he is close to the Christian world. Naguib Mahfouz is a proper Moslem, a person with in-depth thinking and in addition to his religion, but he seeks in the other religions the acceptable parties for him as well. He attempts that his book was acceptable for people of all confessions, help people to be closer to God so that they justified such aspirations based on their own religions. For Naguib Mahfouz the main thing is that he, with his books, helped people to improve morally.