The Beginning And The End

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Transworld, Feb 29, 2012 - Fiction - 416 pages
2 Reviews
A powerful portrayal of a middle-class family suddenly plunged into an unending financial and social nightmare by the death of their father.

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User Review  - Dovofthegalilee - Goodreads

As always Mahfouz delivers such excellent insight to Egyptian life. Read full review

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User Review  - Robyn - Goodreads

I heard some of this guy's stuff read on NPR and liked it. Picked this up at Jelly's. Will probably continue to read it but kind of wondering if I might like some of his other stuff better... UPDATE: I read the whole thing but not sure why. Just to finish I guess. Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Naguib Mahfouz was most prominent literary figure in the Arab world of the Twentieth Century, best known for his Cairo Trilogy (Palace Walk, Palace of Desire and Sugar Street), which became an international bestseller. He was born in Cairo in 1911 and lived in the suburb of Agouza with his wife and two daughters for the rest of his life. He published more than thirty novels as well as many collections of short stories, plays and screenplays. In 1988, Mr Mahfouz was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature, the first Arab writer to win it. In 1994, after the publication of a novel that led him into trouble with Egypt's religious authorities, an attempt was made on his life, but he died peacefully in 2006, aged ninety-four.

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