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Midaq Alley

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Midaq Alley by Naguib Mahfouz
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Considered by many to be Mahfouz's best novel, "Midaq Alley" centers around the residents of one of the hustling, teeming back alleys of Cairo. No other novel so vividly evokes the sights and sounds of the city. The universality and timelessness of this book cannot be denied.

Author Biography

Naguib Mahfouz was born in Cairo in 1911 and began writing when he was seventeen. His nearly forty novels and hundreds of short stories range from re-imaginings of ancient myths to subtle commentaries on contemporary Egyptian politics and culture. Of his many works, most famous is The Cairo Trilogy, consisting of Palace Walk (1956), Palace of Desire (1957), and Sugar Street (1957), which focuses on a Cairo family through three generations, from 1917 until 1952. In 1988, he was the first writer in Arabic to be awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. He died in August 2006.
Release date NZ
January 1st, 1980
Country of Publication
United States
Edition
Anchor Books ed
Imprint
Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group
Pages
286
Dimensions
135x203x18
ISBN-13
9780385264761
Product ID
1667737

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