Literary influences

Throughout his diaries, Waguih Ghali makes note of and reflects upon books he is reading. This page contains a list of authors and titles of books mentioned in the pages of Ghali’s diaries. The links navigate to the file containing the diary in which the author/title is mentioned.

Author Title Unpublished paper
Kingsley Amis One Fat Englishman
James Baldwin The Fire Next Time
Saul Bellow Dangling Man
Saul Bellow The Victim
Anton Chekhov An Anonymous Story
Simone de Beauvoir Second Sex
Simone de Beauvoir The Mandarins
Fyodor Dostoyevsky Crime and Punishment
Hans Eysenck Fact and Fiction in Psychology
Gunter Grass The Tin Drum
Robert Graves Man Does, Woman Is
Tawfiq Hakim Memoirs of an Egyptian Doctor
Knut Hamsum Victoria
Joseph Heller Catch-22
Aldous Huxley Eyeless in Gaza
Christopher Isherwood Down There on a Visit
James Joyce Ulysses
Arthur Koestler The Act of Creation
Arthur Koestler The Yogi and the Tulip [sic.]
D. H. Lawrence The Trespasser
Doris Lessing The Golden Notebook
Bernard Malamud A New Life
Thomas Mann Magic Mountain
Mary McCarthy The Group
Henry Miller Tropic of Capricorn
Henry Miller Tropic of Cancer
Henry Miller Black Spring
Alan Morehead Cooper's Creek
V. S. Naipaul An Area of Darkness
Erich Maria Remarque The Black Obelisk
Bertrand Russell Autobiography
Neville Shute On the Beach
Leo Tolstoy War and Peace
Leo Tolstoy Anna Karenina
Emile Zola Nana