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From the Nobel Prize laureate and author of the acclaimed Cairo Trilogy, a beguiling and artfully compact novel set in Sadat's Egypt.

"[Mahfouz] is not only a Hugo and a Dickens, but also a Galsworthy, Zola and a Jules Romain."--Edward Said

The time is 1981, Anwar al-Sadat is president, and Egypt is lurching into the modern world. Set against this backdrop, The Day the Leader Was Killed relates the tale of a middle-class Cairene family. Rich with irony and infused with political undertones, the story is narrated alternately by the pious and mischievous family patriarch Muhtashimi Zayed, his hapless grandson Elwan, and Elwan's headstrong and beautiful fiancee Randa.The novel reaches its climax with the assassination of Sadat on October 6, 1981, an event around which the fictional plot is skillfully woven.

The Day the Leader Was Killed brings us the essence of Mahfouz's genius and is further proof that he has, in the words of the Nobel citation, "formed an Arabic narrative art that applies to all mankind."

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From the Nobel Prize laureate and

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Naguib Mahfouz was born in Cairo in 1911. The author of more than thirty novels and fourteen collections of short stories, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1988.He lives with his family in the Cairo suburb of Agouza.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307483614
Publisher:
Anchor Books
Subject:
Fiction : Literary
Author:
Mahfuz, Najib
Author:
Mahfouz, Naguib
Author:
Maḥfūẓ, Najīb
Subject:
Near and far eastern fiction (fictional works
Subject:
Fiction (fictional works by one author)
Subject:
General
Subject:
Family
Subject:
Egypt
Subject:
African
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20000606
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
102

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"Synopsis" by , Naguib Mahfouz was born in Cairo in 1911. The author of more than thirty novels and fourteen collections of short stories, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1988.He lives with his family in the Cairo suburb of Agouza.
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