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Being Abbas El Abd (Modern Arabic Literature)

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Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

"The millennial generation's most celebrated literary achievement." Al-Ahram Weekly "The first glimmer of hope for a true fictional renaissance an instantly rewarding read embraced by an unprecedented range of literary figures" The Daily Star "What is madness?" asks the narrator of Ahmed Alaidy's jittery, funny, and angry novel. Assuring readers that they are about to find out, the narrator takes us on a journey through the insanity of present-day Cairo in and out of minibuses, malls, and crash pads, navigating the city's pinball machine of social life with tolerable efficiency. But lurking under the rocks in his grouchy, chain-smoking, pharmaceutically-oriented, twenty-something life are characters like his elusive psychiatrist uncle with a disturbing interest in phobias. And then there's Abbas, the narrator's best friend who surfaces at critical moments to drive our hero into uncontrollably multiplying difficulties. For instance, theres the ticklish situation with the simultaneous blind-dates Abbas has set up for him on different levels of a coffee-shop in a Cairo mall with two girls both called Hind. With friends like Abbas, what paranoiac needs enemies?

Synopsis:

A new paperback edition of the eye-opening and refreshingly original debut novel from an emerging Egyptian writer

About the Author

HUMPHREY DAVIES earned his doctorate in Near Eastern Studies from the University of California, Berkeley. He is the translator of Thebes at War by Naguib Mahfouz (AUC Press 2003) and The Yacoubian Building by Alaa Al Aswany (AUC Press 2004).

Product Details

ISBN:
9789774163098
Author:
Alaidy, Ahmed
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
Translator:
Davies, Humphrey
Author:
Davies, Humphrey
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Humorous
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Modern Arabic Literature
Publication Date:
20091031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
7.70x4.90x.40 in. .40 lbs.

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