The Open Door

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American Univ in Cairo Press, 2002 - Literary Collections - 364 pages
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This novel explores a middle-class Egyptian girl's coming of sexual and political age, in the context of the Egyptian nationalist movement preceding the 1952 revolution. It traces the pressures on young men and women of that time and class as they soughtto be free of family control.
 

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Despite Layla's Trollopian ditherings about her choice of men and her rather hopelessly rudderless personality, this bildungsroman holds the attention all the way to the apocalyptic climax of the Suez ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
47
Section 3
63
Section 4
81
Section 5
97
Section 6
109
Section 7
123
Section 8
159
Section 15
253
Section 16
265
Section 17
283
Section 18
295
Section 19
301
Section 20
311
Section 21
317
Section 22
327

Section 9
169
Section 10
183
Section 11
199
Section 12
207
Section 13
229
Section 14
243
Section 23
333
Section 24
345
Section 25
351
Section 26
355
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