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Children of the Alley

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Publisher Comments:

In one of the most important novels of his long and illustrious career, Nobel Prize winner Naguib Mahfouz tells the story of a delightful Egyptian family, but also reveals a second, hidden, and daring narrative: the spiritual history of mankind.

Review:

"Mahfouz masterly unfolds this timeless story of oppression and a people's longing for deliverance from themselves....This novel, which begs for religious allegory, is highly recommended..." Library Journal

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"A pleasing novel for Mahfouz's established fans and a good place to start for readers new to him." Booklist

Review:

"Immensely entertaining and deeply serious." Chicago Tribune

Review:

"An ambitious fable that attempts to embrace within it pages not merely the world of the Middle East but that of the world itself." The Washington Post Book World

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780385264730
Translator:
Theroux, Peter
Author:
Theroux, Peter
Author:
Mahfouz, Naguib
Author:
Mahfuz, Najib
Publisher:
Anchor Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Family
Subject:
Egypt
Subject:
Near and far eastern fiction (fictional works
Subject:
Political fiction
Subject:
Near and far east
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
1933-3F
Publication Date:
19961031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
464
Dimensions:
8 x 5.2 x .94 in .75 lb

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Product details 464 pages Anchor Books - English 9780385264730 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Mahfouz masterly unfolds this timeless story of oppression and a people's longing for deliverance from themselves....This novel, which begs for religious allegory, is highly recommended..."
"Review" by , "A pleasing novel for Mahfouz's established fans and a good place to start for readers new to him."
"Review" by , "Immensely entertaining and deeply serious."
"Review" by , "An ambitious fable that attempts to embrace within it pages not merely the world of the Middle East but that of the world itself."
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