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Considered by many to be Mahfouz's best novel,  Midaq Alley centers around the  residents of one of the hustling, teeming back alleys  of Cairo. No other novel so vividly evokes the  sights and sounds of the city. The universality and  timelessness of this book cannot be denied.

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, his works range from reimaginings of ancient myths to subtle commentaries on contemporary Egyptian politics and culture. Over a career that lasted more than five decades, he wrote 33 novels, 13 short story anthologies, numerous plays, and 30 screenplays. Of his many works, most famous is The Cairo Trilogy, consisting of Palace Walk (1956), Palace of Desire (1957), and Sugar Street (1957), which focuses on a Cairo family through three generations, from 1917 until 1952. In 1988, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, the first writer in Arabic to do so. He died in August 2006.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780385264761
Other:
Mahfouz, Naguib
Author:
Mahfuz, Najib
Author:
Mahfouz, Naguib
Publisher:
Anchor Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Near and far eastern fiction (fictional works
Subject:
Cairo (Egypt)
Subject:
Allegories
Subject:
Cairo
Subject:
Near and far east
Subject:
Cairo (Egypt) Fiction.
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
fiction;egypt;middle east;novel;nobel;literature;cairo;egyptian;arabic literature;africa;nobel prize;arabic;20th century;egyptian literature
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
v. 65 & 66
Publication Date:
19911231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8 x 5.14 x .6 in .4375 lb

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