Sugar Street: The Cairo Trilogy, Volume 3Anchor #ad - Master storyteller naguib mahfouz crowns his best-selling Cairo Trilogy with this final chronicle of the Abdal-Jawad clan, climaxing the story begun in Palace Walk and continued in Palace Of Desire.
Palace Walk: The Cairo Trilogy, Volume 1Anchor #ad - Volume i of the masterful Cairo Trilogy. A national best-seller in both hardcover and paperback, it introduces the engrossing saga of a Muslim family in Cairo during Egypt's occupation by British forces in the early 1900s.
Children of the AlleyAnchor #ad - Children of the Alley #ad - The tumultuous alley of this rich and intricate novel first published in Arabic in 1959 is inhabited by a delightful Egyptian family, hidden, but is also the setting for a second, and more daring narrative: the spiritual history of humankind. The men and women of a modern cairo neighborood unwittingly reenact the lives of their holy ancestors: from the feudal lord who disowns one son for diabolical pride and puts another to the test, to the savior of a succeeding generation who frees his people from bondage.
This powerful novel confirms again the richness and variety of Mahfouz's storytelling and his status as "the single most important writer in modern Arabic literature" Newsweek.
Midaq AlleyAnchor #ad - Midaq Alley #ad - Widely acclaimed as naguib mahfouz's best novel, Midaq Alley brings to life one of the hustling, teeming back alleys of Cairo in the 1940s. From zaita the cripple-maker to kirsha the hedonistic cafe owner, from waiters and widows to politicians, and poets, from Abbas the barber who mistakes greed for love to Hamida who sells her soul to escape the alley, pimps, the inhabitants of Midaq Alley vividly evoke Egypt's largest city as it teeters on the brink of change.
Never has nobel prize-winner mahfouz's talent for rich and luxurious storytelling been more evident than here, in his portrait of one small street as a microcosm of the world on the threshold of modernity.
Arabian Nights and DaysAnchor #ad - Arabian Nights and Days #ad - The nobel prize-winning egyptian writer Naguib Mahfouz refashions the classic tales of Scheherazade into a novel written in his own imaginative, spellbinding style. Here are genies and flying carpets, aladdin and sinbad, ali baba, and many other familiar stories from the tradition of The One Thousand and One Nights, made new by the magical pen of the acknowledged dean of Arabic letters, who plumbs their depths for timeless truths.
Akhenaten: Dweller in Truth A NovelAnchor #ad - From the winner of the nobel prize for Literature and author of the Cairo Trilogy, comes Akhenaten, a fascinating work of fiction about the most infamous pharaoh of ancient Egypt. In this beguiling novel, mahfouz tells with extraordinary insight the story of the "heretic pharaoh, " or "sun king, originally published in Arabic in 1985, "--the first known monotheistic ruler--whose iconoclastic and controversial reign during the 18th Dynasty 1540-1307 B.
C. Has uncanny resonance with modern sensibilities. Narrating the novel is a young man with a passion for the truth, his most bitter enemies, and finally his enigmatic wife, Nefertiti--in an effort to discover what really happened in those strange, who questions the pharaoh's contemporaries after his horrible death--including Akhenaten's closest friends, dark days at Akhenaten's court.
Akhenaten: Dweller in Truth A Novel #ad - As our narrator and each of the subjects he interviews contribute their version of Akhenaten, "the truth" becomes increasingly evanescent. Akhenaten encompasses all of the contradictions his subjects see in him: at once cruel and empathic, as Mahfouz imagines him, is eerily modern, his character, feminine and barbaric, mad and divinely inspired, and fascinatingly ethereal.
An ambitious and exceptionally lucid and accessible book, Akhenaten is a work only Mahfouz could render so elegantly, so irresistibly.
The Yacoubian Building: A NovelHarperCollins e-books #ad - An earnest, devout young doorman, feeling the irresistible pull toward fundamentalism. A young shop-girl enduring the clammy touch of her boss and hating herself for accepting the modest banknotes he tucks into her pocket afterward. A cynical, secretly gay newspaper editor, helplessly in love with a peasant security guard.
August book sense pickA fading aristocrat and self-proclaimed ‘scientist of women. A purring, voluptuous siren. Tragicomic, and brimming with an extraordinary, passionate, shockingly frank in its sexuality, embracing human compassion, The Yacoubian Building is a literary achievement of the first order.
The Yacoubian Building: A Novel #ad - In the course of this unforgettable novel, these disparate lives converge, careening inexorably toward an explosive conclusion. A corrupt and corpulent politician, twisting the Koran to justify taking a mistress. All live in the yacoubian building, a once-elegant temple of Art Deco splendor slowly decaying in the smog and hubbub of downtown Cairo, Egypt.
. A roof-squatting tailor, scheming to own property.
The Cairo Trilogy: Palace Walk, Palace of Desire, Sugar Street Everyman's Library Contemporary Classics Series Book 248Everyman's Library #ad - Naguib mahfouz’s magnificent epic trilogy of colonial Egypt appears here in one volume for the first time. The nobel prize—winning writer’s masterwork is the engrossing story of a Muslim family in Cairo during Britain’s occupation of Egypt in the early decades of the twentieth century. The novels of the cairo trilogy trace three generations of the family of tyrannical patriarch Al-Sayyid Ahmad Abd al-Jawad, who rules his household with a strict hand while living a secret life of self-indulgence.
Al-sayyid ahmad’s rebellious children struggle to move beyond his domination in Palace of Desire, as the world around them opens to the currents of modernity and political and domestic turmoil brought by the 1920s. Sugar street brings mahfouz’s vivid tapestry of an evolving Egypt to a dramatic climax as the aging patriarch sees one grandson become a Communist, one a Muslim fundamentalist, and one the lover of a powerful politician.
The Cairo Trilogy: Palace Walk, Palace of Desire, Sugar Street Everyman's Library Contemporary Classics Series Book 248 #ad - Throughout the trilogy, the family’s trials mirror those of their turbulent country during the years spanning the two World Wars, as change comes to a society that has resisted it for centuries. Filled with compelling drama, and remarkable insight, earthy humor, The Cairo Trilogy is the achievement of a master storyteller.
Palace walk introduces us to his gentle, his cloistered daughters, the dissolute hedonist Yasin, Aisha and Khadija, and his three sons–the tragic and idealistic Fahmy, Amina, oppressed wife, and the soul-searching intellectual Kamal.
The Nile: A Journey Downriver Through Egypt's Past and Present Vintage DeparturesKnopf #ad - A hypnotic journey in the company of one of the world's most acclaimed Egyptologists over the fabled river telling how the Nile continually brought life to an ancient civilization now dead and how it sustained its successors, now in tumult. Renowned egyptologist toby wilkinson leads us through space as much as time: from the river's mystical sources the blue nile which rises in Ethiopia, with its Valley of the Kings, and the White Nile coursing from majestic Lake Victoria; to Thebes, home of the Great Pyramid, Valley of the Queens, and Luxor Temple; the fertile Delta; Giza, to the pulsating capital city of Cairo, the sole surviving Wonder of the Ancient World; and finally, where the Arab Spring erupted on the bridges over the Nile.
The Nile: A Journey Downriver Through Egypt's Past and Present Vintage Departures #ad - Along the way, who joined their fate to the nile and gained immortality; the adventurers, archaeologists, he introduces us to mysterious and fabled characters-the gods, emperors and empresses, godlike pharaohs, and historians who have all fallen under its spell. With matchless erudition and storytelling skill, through a lens equal to both panoramas and close-ups, Wilkinson brings millennia of history into view.
Egypt - Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide to Customs & CultureKuperard #ad - The timeless egypt that has inspired conquerors, academics, and artists for millennia is home to 82 million people who call it Omm Eddunia, Mother of the World. It outlines the country's history and shows the forces that have shaped its sensibility. It opens a window into the private lives of Egyptians, how they behave at home, and how they interact with foreign visitors.
Free elections produced a parliament dominated by Islamists and the country's political and social identity has yet to be defined. It explains values and attitudes, and guides you through local customs and traditions. The uprising resulted in a political effervescence, movements, with new parties, and groups all jostling for space in the new political landscape.
Egypt - Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture #ad - The largely secular revolution that started in Cairo's Tahrir Square in January 2011 became the flagship of the Arab Spring revolts. It is the people who are Egypt's true wealth. This revised and updated edition of Culture Smart! Egypt reveals a country in the throes of change. But the situation remains fluid.
They are friendly, proud, cheerful, and renowned for their sense of humor. It offers practical advice, from how to make friends to avoiding faux pas. It sets out to make your encounter as rich as possible by taking you beyond the clichés to the real people.