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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LibraryThing ReviewUser 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
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - gypsysmom - LibraryThing
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