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The master work by the 1988 Nobel Prize winner in literature, this stunning book, which introduces the engrossing saga of a Muslim family in Cairo during Egypt's occupation by British forces in the early 1990s, is "a majestic and capacious accomplishment" (The Boston Globe).

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"Palace Walk is a tale told with great affection, humor and sensitivity." New York Times Book Review

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"The alleys, the houses, the palaces and mosques and the people who live among them are evoked as vividly in [Mahfouz's] work as the streets of London were conjured up by Dickens." Newsweek

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"A magnificent work." Chicago Sun-Times

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"Rich in psychological insight and cultural observation....A majestic and capacious accomplishment." Boston Globe

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"The simple truth is that Palace Walk is a wonderful story." Seattle Times

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"Palace Walk is a feast indeed." Chicago Tribune

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Volume I of the masterful Cairo Trilogy. A national best-seller in both hardcover and paperback, it introduces the engrossing saga of a Muslim family in Cairo during Egypt's occupation by British forces in the early 1900s.

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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dan campbell, January 4, 2012 (view all comments by dan campbell)
I discovered this wonderful author by accident in 2011 before the Arab spring. Mahfouz is a Nobel Prize winning Egyptian writer who beautifully describes Egypt at the end of World War II through the life of a devout Muslim family. The writing is comparable with Faulkner in its ability to depict an entire culture and society through the life of one family. The tension between devotion to one's religious and family tradition and the need to interpret these traditions for oneself autonomously and freely resonates daily in news from the middle east. This is the best book I have read in years!
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lovingreader, July 21, 2008 (view all comments by lovingreader)
Think of Mahfouz as the Proust of the Arab world. This book takes you far inside the private lives of Cairenes in the early 1940s. We learn about a family's life, both inside and outside the home, in beautifully detailed accounts of social engagement. This wonderful translation maintains a real Arabic flavor.
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schooz, September 3, 2007 (view all comments by schooz)
Mahfouz does an excellent job of opening up the daily world of an Egyptian wife and mother, and her family. He describes the inner emotions of the strictest of fathers, who in reality is a player that hides behind his stern facade to keep his structure at home together. This enthralling story is hard to put down once started. It leaves deep hunger for the next and the next books.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780385264662
Author:
Mahfouz, Naguib
Publisher:
Anchor
Author:
Mahfouz, Naguib
Author:
Mahfuz, Najib
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
African
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Parables
Subject:
Arabic fiction
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Cairo Trilogy
Series Volume:
101-232
Publication Date:
December 1990
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
512
Dimensions:
9.04x6.30x1.11 in. 1.11 lbs.

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Product details 512 pages Anchor Books - English 9780385264662 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Palace Walk is a tale told with great affection, humor and sensitivity."
"Review" by , "The alleys, the houses, the palaces and mosques and the people who live among them are evoked as vividly in [Mahfouz's] work as the streets of London were conjured up by Dickens."
"Review" by , "A magnificent work."
"Review" by , "Rich in psychological insight and cultural observation....A majestic and capacious accomplishment."
"Review" by , "The simple truth is that Palace Walk is a wonderful story."
"Review" by , "Palace Walk is a feast indeed."
"Synopsis" by , Volume I of the masterful Cairo Trilogy. A national best-seller in both hardcover and paperback, it introduces the engrossing saga of a Muslim family in Cairo during Egypt's occupation by British forces in the early 1900s.
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