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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User Review  - mrsdanaalbasha - LibraryThing

Written in the 1940s, this novel by the Egyptian Nobel laureate Mahfouz deals with the plight of impoverished classes in an old quarter of Cairo. The lives and situations depicted create an atmosphere ... Read full review

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I am trying to read 10 books a year from the 1001 Books to read Before you Die list. With this book I have now read 226 from the combined list and 5 this year. I know that will leave me far short of ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
21
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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