A complex tale of alienation and despair. Unable to achieve psychological renewal in the aftermath of Nasser’s revolution, a man sacrifices his work and family to a series of illicit love affairs that intensify his feelings of estrangement. A passionate outcry against irrelevance.
Naguib Mahfouz was one of the most prominent writers of Arabic fiction in the twentieth century. Born in Cairo in 1911, he began writing when he was seventeen. Over his long career, he wrote nearly forty novel-length works and hundreds… More about Naguib Mahfouz
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Published by Anchor Jun 15, 2016| 144 Pages| ISBN 9780525431688