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First published in 1956, this is a powerful portrayal of a middle-class Egyptian family confronted by material, moral, and spiritual problems during World War II.

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"He is not only a Hugo and a Dickens, but also a Galsworthy, a Mann, a Zola, and a Jules Romains." Edward Said

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"Readers may appreciate this novel's authenticity and rare terrain but will surely be irked by overt politicizing, highly melodramatic prose and a lackluster translation." Publishers Weekly

About the Author

Naguib Mahfouz was born in Cairo in 1911 and began writing when he was seventeen. A student of philosophy and an avid reader, he has been influenced by many Western writers, including Flaubert, Balzac, Zola, Camus, Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, and, above all, Proust. He has more than thirty novels to his credit, ranging from his earliest historical romances to his most recent experimental novels. In 1988, Mahfouz was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. He lives in the Cairo suburb of Agouza.

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majdolinhabboub, August 13, 2009 (view all comments by majdolinhabboub)
naguib mahmfouz z one of the greatest arabic writers ever.his discribtion of the surronding elemets in details z just amazing.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780385264587
Author:
Mahfouz, Naguib
Publisher:
Anchor Books
Author:
Mahfouz, Naguib
Author:
Mahfuz, Najib
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Literature
Subject:
Near and far eastern fiction (fictional works
Subject:
Smith, Mason Rossiter
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Anchor Books ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
31
Publication Date:
October 1989
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
8.05x5.24x.97 in. .68 lbs.

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"Review" by , "Readers may appreciate this novel's authenticity and rare terrain but will surely be irked by overt politicizing, highly melodramatic prose and a lackluster translation."
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