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The second volume of the highly acclaimed Cairo Trilogy from the winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature. Filled with compelling drama, earthy humor, and remarkable insight, Palace Of Desire is the unforgettable story of the violent clash between ideals and realities, dreams and desires.

Review:

"Mahfouz tell the story of the Palace of Desire with sensitivity and humor, offering deep insights into the human condition." Philadelphia Inquirer

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"Palace of Desire is, like its predecessor, a grand novel of ideas...a marvelous read." Washington Post

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"His towering strength as a writer is his luminous specificity. All the magic, mystery and suffering of Egypt in the 1920s are conveyed on a human scale." New York Times Book Review

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"A splendid achievement." Kirkus Reviews

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"The Egyptian novelist is above all a master storyteller." San Francisco Chronicle

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"A masterpiece...this family saga is well served by a scintillating translation." Publishers Weekly

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"In Palace of Desire we see the intricate and complex tragedy of patriarchy working itself out through succeeding generations." Chicago Tribune

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:
9780385264686
Author:
Mahfouz, Naguib
Publisher:
Anchor
Author:
Mahfouz, Naguib
Author:
Mahfuz, Najib
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Novels and novellas
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Near and far eastern fiction (fictional works
Subject:
Cairo (Egypt)
Subject:
Cairo
Subject:
Cairo (Egypt) Fiction.
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Cairo Trilogy
Series Volume:
0002
Publication Date:
19911201
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
9.18 x 6 x .91 in .9375 lb

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Product details 432 pages Anchor Books - English 9780385264686 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Mahfouz tell the story of the Palace of Desire with sensitivity and humor, offering deep insights into the human condition."
"Review" by , "Palace of Desire is, like its predecessor, a grand novel of ideas...a marvelous read."
"Review" by , "His towering strength as a writer is his luminous specificity. All the magic, mystery and suffering of Egypt in the 1920s are conveyed on a human scale."
"Review" by , "A splendid achievement."
"Review" by , "The Egyptian novelist is above all a master storyteller."
"Review" by , "A masterpiece...this family saga is well served by a scintillating translation."
"Review" by , "In Palace of Desire we see the intricate and complex tragedy of patriarchy working itself out through succeeding generations."
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