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Three Continents Press, 1990 - Fiction - 156 pages
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A highly charged, tightly written tale ofnbsp;nbsp;intersecting lives that provides us with both an engagingnbsp;nbsp;and powerful story as well as a vivid portrait ofnbsp;nbsp;life in Egypt in the late 1960's.

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User Review  - varwenea - LibraryThing

I had just finished Catch-22 when I picked up Miramar. The contrast is a literary joy. While Catch-22 is verbose and ultra-descriptive, Miramar is “tightly written” and minimalist. Coincidentally ... Read full review

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(#10 in the 2007 book challenge) A story of events over the course of a few weeks centering around the residents of a run-down hostel in Alexandria in the late 1960s, one of those books that tells the ... Read full review



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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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