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Morning and Evening Talk

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Publisher Comments:

This unusual epic from the Nobel Laureate Naguib Mahfouz portrays five generations of one sprawling family against the upheavals of two centuries of modern Egyptian history.Set in Cairo, Morning and Evening Talk traces three related families from the arrival of Napoleon to the 1980s, through short character sketches arranged in alphabetical order. This highly experimental device produces a kind of biographical dictionary, whose individual entries come together to paint a vivid portrait of life in Cairo from a range of perspectives. The characters include representatives of every class and human type and as the intricate family saga unfolds, a powerful picture of a society in transition emerges. This is a tale of change and continuity, of the death of a traditional way of life and the road to independence and beyond, seen through the eyes of Egypt's citizens. Naguib Mahfouz's last chronicle of Cairo is both an elegy to a bygone era and a tribute to the Egyptian spirit.

Synopsis:

Through short character sketches arranged in alphabetical order--ranging from the arrival of Napoleon up through the 1980s--"Morning and Evening Talk" produces a kind of biographical dictionary. These individual entries come together to paint a vivid portrait of life in Cairo from a range of different perspectives.

About the Author

Naguib Mahfouz was born in 1911 in Cairo and began writing at the age of seventeen. His first novel was published in 1939. Since then he has written nearly forty novel-length works and hundreds of short stories. In 1988 Mahfouz was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. He died in 2006.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307455062
Author:
Mahfouz, Naguib
Publisher:
Anchor Books
Translator:
Phillips, Christina
Author:
Mahfouz, Naguib
Author:
Mahfuz, Najib
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Epic fiction
Subject:
Cairo (Egypt)
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20090331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
8 x 5.15 x .6 in .5 lb

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