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Abbas Mahmoud Al-Akkad: a great literary, poet, philosopher, politician, historian, journalist, and monk of the niche of literature. Abbas Mahmoud Al-Akkad was born in Aswan Governorate in the year 1889 AD, and his father was a simple employee at the Records Department. Al-Akkad was satisfied with obtaining the elementary certificate, but he embraced the reading and educated himself by himself. Where his library contained more than thirty thousand books. Al-Akkad worked in many governmental positions, but he hated government work and saw him as a prison for his literature. Therefore, he did not continue for long in any job he joined. Go to journalistic work. He worked on the newspaper “Al-Dustour”, as well as the newspaper “Al-Dhiya”, and wrote in the most famous newspapers and magazines of the time. Al-Aqqad gave his life to literature. He did not marry, but he lived love stories, two of which he immortalized in his novel "Sarah". The Akkad was greatly honored; He received the membership of the «Arabic Language Academy» in Cairo, and was a member of a correspondent for «Arabic Language Academy» in Damascus and Baghdad than that, and the granting of «State Merit Prize in Arts», but he refused received, as «refused an honorary doctorate» from Cairo University. Al-Akkad was a warrior who fought many battles; In literature, he clashed with the greatest poets and writers, and a battle took place between him and the Emir of the poets “Ahmed Shawqi” in his book “The Divan and the Literature.” He also founded the “Al-Diwan School” with “Abdel-Qader Al-Mazni” and “Abdel-Rahman Shukry”; Where he called for the renewal of imagination and the poetic image and the commitment of the organic unity in the poetic construction. He also attacked many writers and poets, such as “Mustafa Sadiq Al-Rafi'i”. He also had intellectual battles with “Taha Hussein”, “Zaki Mubarak”, “Mustafa Jawad” and “Bint al-Shati”. Al-Akkad participated strongly in the arena of political life. He joined the Al-Wafd party, and valiantly defended “Saad Zaghloul”, but he resigned from the party in 1933 CE, following a dispute with “Mustafa al-Nahas”. And the king attacked while preparing the constitution. He was imprisoned for nine months, as he opposed the Treaty of 1936. He also fought tyranny, absolutism, fascism and Nazism. His books became numerous, until more than a hundred, and among the most famous of them are geniuses, in addition to the many articles that are difficult to count, and he has a lonely story. He passed away in 1964, leaving a huge inheritance, and a vacant platform for his successors.

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