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Ibrahim Abd al-Qadir al-Mazni: Egyptian poet, novelist, critic and writer, one of the pioneers of the Arab literary renaissance in the modern era. He was able to find for himself a distinguished place among the poles of thinkers of his time, and he established “with each of Abbas al-Rahman and al-Diwan al-Aqqad the new school of literature”. Inspired by the English School of Literature, her spirit. “Ibrahim Muhammad Abd al-Qadir al-Mazni” was born in Cairo in the year 1890 AD, and his origin dates back to the village of “Kom Mazen” in the governorate of Menoufia. He graduated from Al-Moallimin School in 1909 A.D., and worked as a teacher, but he soon left him to work in journalism, as he worked for Al-Akhbar newspaper, Al-Siyasa weekly newspaper, Al-Balagh newspaper, in addition to other newspapers, and he was elected as a member in all of the Arabic language colleges in Cairo. His entry into the world of journalism is due to the spread of his writings and articles among the people. At the beginning of his literary life, he loaned many collections of poetry and the order of speech, but after that he turned to writing prose and absorbed it, presenting a rich legacy of articles, stories and novels. He was known as a distinguished critic and a brilliant translator, so he translated from English into Arabic many works such as poems, novels and stories, and Al-Aqqad said about him: “I did not know of what I knew of translations of the systems and prose a single literary translation in the language of poetry and prose.” His style, whether in literary or poetic writing, was distinguished by biting irony and humor, and was characterized by its smoothness and reluctance to be influenced, and his topics were distinguished by the depth that indicates his readiness, and there is no doubt about that. His readings included many books of ancient Arabic literature, and English literature as well, in addition to his extensive reading in philosophical and social books. In his literary school, al-Mazni described life as it is, without establishing ethical standards. In some of his writings, he was outside the prevailing traditions and norms. The Mazeni departed from our world in August 1949.