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Miramar by Najaib Maohfauoz
Book DescriptionA highly charged, tightly written tale ofintersecting lives that provides us with both an engagingand powerful story as well as a vivid portrait oflife in Egypt in the late 1960's."
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780385264785
(203mm x 133mm x 12mm)
Imprint: Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group
Publisher: Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc
Publish Date: 14-Dec-1992
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Najaib Maohfauoz
Harafish, Paperback (September 1997)
Ashur al-Nagi, a man of humble origins, becomes a legendary leader among his people, but his subsequent descendants, through decadence and rivalry, lose touch with Ashur's glory, until one family member learns a lesson in strength. Reprint. K.
Arabian Nights and Days, Paperback (October 1995)View all books by Najaib Maohfauoz
Published in Arabic in 1982, this imaginative and magical novel is a retelling of the tales of the Arabian Nights. Shaharazad, Maarouf the Cobbler, Aladdin, Sinbad, and even genies people the 17 different sections, set in an Islamic city during medieval times.
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Author Biography - Najaib Maohfauoz
Naguib Mahfouz was born in Cairo in 1911 and began writing when he was seventeen. A student of philosophy and an avid reader, his works range from reimaginings of ancient myths to subtle commentaries on contemporary Egyptian politics and culture. Over a career that lasted more than five decades, he wrote 33 novels, 13 short story anthologies, numerous plays, and 30 screenplays. 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 awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, the first writer in Arabic to do so. He died in August 2006.
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