ABOUT RETURN OF THE SPIRIT The celebrated, revolutionary novel from a pioneering Egyptian writer Tawfiq al-Hakim, now for the first time in Penguin Classics with a foreword by Egyptian writer Alaa Al-Aswany
First published in Arabic in 1933, Egyptian playwright and novelist Tawfiq Al-Hakim’s Return of the Spirit follows a patriotic young Egyptian and his extended family as they grapple with the events leading up to the 1919 Egyptian revolution against British rule.
PRAISE “Return of the Spirit I believe marked the true birth of the Arabic novel…[it] was a bombshell.” —Naguib Mahfouz
Tawfiq al-Hakim or Tawfik el-Hakim (October 9, 1898 – July 26, 1987) (Arabic: توفيق الحكيم Tawfīq al-Ḥakīm) was a prominent Egyptian writer and visionary. He is one of the pioneers of the Arabic novel and drama. Wikipedia