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In his final years, Egyptian Nobel Laureate Naguib Mahfouz distilled his storyteller's art to its most essential level. Written with the compression and power of dreams, these poetic vignettes, originally collected in two books, The Dreams and Dreams of Departure, here combined in one volume for the first time.

These stories telescope epic tales into tersely haunting miniatures. A man finds his neighborhood has turned into a circus, but his joy turns to anger when he cannot escape it. An obscure writer finally achieves fame-through the epitaph on his grave. A group of friends telling jokes in an alley face the murderous revenge of an ancient Egyptian queen. Figures from Mahfouz's past-women he loved, men who inspired him, even fictional characters from his own novels-float through tales dreamed by a mind too fertile ever to rest, even in sleep.

Translated by Raymond Stock

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About the Author

Naguib Mahfouz won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1989. He died in Cairo in 2006.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780307806772
Subtitle:
Your Window to Heaven
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Author:
Mahfouz, Naguib
Publication Date:
20111005
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
288

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