By the Arab world’s foremost novelist, Nobel laureate Naguib Mahfouz, famous for The Cairo Trilogy—the masterwork in which Mahfouz sets down life in middle class Cairo during the interwar years. From Mahfouz’s collection of fantastical myths, Voices from the Other World,this is the enchanting tale about one Francophile Pasha whose greed, ambition, and contempt for Egyptians drives him to excavate the tomb of General Hor and there find his untimely end.
Naguib Mahfouz was born in Cairo in 1911 and began writing when he was seventeen. His nearly forty novels and hundreds of short stories range from re-imaginings of ancient myths to subtle commentaries on contemporary Egyptian politics and culture. Of his… More about Naguib Mahfouz