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Maryam's Maze (Modern Arabic Literature)

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Publisher Comments:

Maryam's Maze is an enigmatic novel by one of the most promising authors of a vibrant new generation of Egyptian writers. Set in the house of Yusuf el Tagi, Maryam's Maze relates the story of a woman struggling to find her way through the confusion of the world around her. Using the literary device of the 'double,' Maryam's Maze narrates a story that on one level touches on universal human emotions. At the same time the inner maze of dreams and memories in which the young Maryam finds herself stirs greater resonance in issues of modern Egyptian life. Echoing themes found in her earlier short fiction, Mansoura Ez Eldin has woven a haunting allegorical tale that reveals its real meaning to the reader only at the end of the novel. With its precision of language and distinctive personal vision, Maryam's Maze represents a unique contribution to the corpus of contemporary Egyptian fiction.

Synopsis:

A new paperback edition of the story of a young woman lost in a chaotic world

About the Author

MANSOURA EZ ELDIN was born in the Egyptian Delta and graduated with a degree in journalism from Cairo University in 1998. She has published a collection of short stories, and presently runs the book review section of the literary magazine Akhbar al-adab. Maryam's Maze is her first novel.

PAUL STARKEY is head of the Arabic Department at the University of Durham, England. He has published widely in the field of modern Arabic literature and was co-editor of the Encyclopedia of Arabic Literature (1998). He has translated novels by Rashid al-Daif, Turki al-Hamad, and Edwar al-Kharrat (Stones of Bobello, AUC Press, 2005).

Product Details

ISBN:
9789774163081
Author:
Ez-eldin, Mansoura
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
Translator:
Starkey, Paul
Author:
Starkey, Paul
Author:
Ez-Eldin, Mansoura
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Modern Arabic Literature
Publication Date:
20091131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
112
Dimensions:
7.70x4.90x.30 in. .35 lbs.

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