Midaq Alley

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Lynne Rienner Publishers, Apr 1, 1989 - Fiction - 246 pages
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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.

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I love stories that feature an ensemble cast such as this. Midaq Alley is but one of many such small streets in Cairo. The residents form a microcosm of society – you have amoral profiteers and ... Read full review

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Book Description 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 ... Read full review

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Section 2
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Section 3
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Writer Naguib Mahfouz was born on December 11, 1911 in Cairo, Egypt and later graduated from the University of Cairo. Mahfouz took on several civil service and government department jobs to supplement his income while writing. Mahfouz wrote three novels depicting Egyptian life: "The Games of Fate," "The Cairo Trilogy," and "Children of Gebelawi." For his writing, Mahfouz was awarded the Egyptian State Prize, the Presidential Medal from the American University in Cairo, and the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1988. He died as a result of a head injury on August 30, 2006 at the age of 94.

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