Murakami Sale
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list


Original Essays | August 20, 2014

Julie Schumacher: IMG Dear Professor Fitger



Saint Paul, August 2014 Dear Professor Fitger, I've been asked to say a few words about you for Powells.com. Having dreamed you up with a ball-point... Continue »
  1. $16.07 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

    Dear Committee Members

    Julie Schumacher 9780385538138

spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$7.50
List price: $13.95
Used Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
1 Beaverton Literature- A to Z

This title in other editions

Adrift on the Nile

by

Adrift on the Nile Cover

 

Awards

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

A stunning novel by the widest-read Arab writer currently published in the U.S. The age of Nasser has ushered in enormous social change, and most of the middle-aged and middle-class sons and daughters of the old bourgeoisie find themselves trying to recreate the cozy, enchanted world they so dearly miss. One night, however, art and reality collide — with unforeseen circumstances.

Review:

"Nobel laureate Mahfouz ( The Cairo Trilogy ) writes hypnotic prose, by turns romantically lyrical and tartly astringent, spiced with ironical allusions to ancient Egypt and classical history, whose grandeur highlights by contrast the rootlessness of modern Egypt's secularized, cosmopolitan middle class." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"The houseboat is a consistent metaphor in Mahfouz's writing....Adrift on the Nile skillfully dissects this metaphor but sacrifices the rich narrative and vibrant life that mark his other works." Library Journal

Synopsis:

In the late 1960's a group of friends meet night after night on a house-boat moored along the banks of the Nile to escape the seriousness overtaking their country. But one night, art and reality collide — with unforeseen consequences. At once thrilling and serious, Adrift On The Nile is a tale that exposes the crisis of man — and artist — in modern times.

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:
9780385423335
Author:
Mahfouz, Naguib
Publisher:
Anchor Books
Translator:
Liardet, Frances
Author:
Mahfouz, Naguib
Author:
Liardet, Frances
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Social life and customs
Subject:
African
Subject:
Egypt
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Subject:
Nile River
Subject:
Nile River Fiction.
Subject:
Egypt Social life and customs.
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
vyp. 10 (405)
Publication Date:
19940131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
8 x 5.1 x .44 in .4 lb

Other books you might like

  1. Palace Walk (Cairo Trilogy #1)
    Used Trade Paper $5.95
  2. Sugar Street (Cairo Trilogy #3) Used Trade Paper $2.50
  3. Autumn Quail Used Trade Paper $2.50
  4. Zenobia (Writings from an Unbound... New Trade Paper $26.95
  5. BEACH OF FALESA Used Trade Paper $2.50
  6. The Tortilla Curtain
    Used Trade Paper $1.95

Related Subjects

Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z
History and Social Science » Law » General

Adrift on the Nile Used Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$7.50 In Stock
Product details 176 pages Anchor Books/Doubleday - English 9780385423335 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Nobel laureate Mahfouz ( The Cairo Trilogy ) writes hypnotic prose, by turns romantically lyrical and tartly astringent, spiced with ironical allusions to ancient Egypt and classical history, whose grandeur highlights by contrast the rootlessness of modern Egypt's secularized, cosmopolitan middle class."
"Review" by , "The houseboat is a consistent metaphor in Mahfouz's writing....Adrift on the Nile skillfully dissects this metaphor but sacrifices the rich narrative and vibrant life that mark his other works."
"Synopsis" by , In the late 1960's a group of friends meet night after night on a house-boat moored along the banks of the Nile to escape the seriousness overtaking their country. But one night, art and reality collide — with unforeseen consequences. At once thrilling and serious, Adrift On The Nile is a tale that exposes the crisis of man — and artist — in modern times.
spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.