Mohammed Mustafa Badawi. British (born Egypt), b. 1925.
Genres: Novels, Novellas/Short stories, Plays/Screenplays, Poetry, Literary criticism and history.
Career: Lecturer, Oxford University and Brasenose College, 1964-92; Fellow, St. Antony’s College, Oxford, since 1967. Co-ed., Journal of Arabic Literature, Leiden, 1970-96. Research Fellow, 1947-54, Lecturer, 1954-60, and Assistant Professor of English, 1960-64, Alexandria University, Egypt. Member, Cttees. of Ministry of Culture, Egypt, 1961; Unesco Expert on Modern Arabic Culture, 1974. Awarded King Faisal International Prize in Arabic Literature, 1992.
Publications: Coleridge, Critic of Shakespeare, 1973; A Critical Introduction to Modern Arabic Poetry, 1975; Background to Shakespeare, 1981; Modern Arabic Literature and the West, 1985; Modern Arabic Drama in Egypt, 1987; Early Arabic Drama, 1988; A Short History of Modern Arabic Literature, 1993. TRANSLATOR: The Saint’s Lamp and Other Stories, by Yahya Haqqi, 1973; Sara, by A.M. El Aqqad, 1978; The Thief and the Dogs, by N. Mahfouz, 1984. EDITOR: An Anthology of Modern Arabic Verse, 1970; Modern Arabic Literature, The Cambridge History of Arabic Literature, 1992.
Address: St. Antony’s College, Oxford, England.