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A novel of loss and memory from the Egyptian Nobel laureate.

On a school playground in the stylish Cairo suburb of Abbasiya, five young boys become friends for life, making a nearby caf�, Qushtumur, their favorite gathering spot forever. One is the narrator, who, looking back in his old age on their seven decades together, makes the other four the heroes of his tale, a Proustian (and classically Mahfouzian) quest in search of lost time and the memory of a much-changed place.

In a seamless stream of personal triumphs and tragedies, their lives play out against the backdrop of two world wars, the 1952 Free Officers coup, the defeat of 1967 and the redemption of 1973, the assassination of a president, and the simmering uncertainties of the transitional 1980s. But as their nation grows and their neighborhood turns from the green, villa-studded paradise of their youth to a dense urban desert of looming towers, they still find refuge in the one enduring landmark in their ever-fading world: the humble coffeehouse called Qushtumur.

Synopsis:

A novel of loss and memory from the Egyptian Nobel laureate

About the Author

Raymond Stock, with a Ph.D. in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations from the University of Pennsylvania, is writing a biography of Naguib Mahfouz. He is the translator of numerous works by Mahfouz, most recently Dreams of Departure (AUC Press, 2007).

Product Details

ISBN:
9789774163517
Author:
Mahfouz, Naguib
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
Translator:
Stock, Raymond
Author:
null, Raymond
Author:
Mahfouz, Naguib
Author:
Stock, Raymond
Author:
null, Naguib
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Political
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Literature/English | World Literature | Middle East
Publication Date:
20110231
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
5.2 x 8.2 x 0.7 in 0.75 lb

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