Naguib Mahfouz Centennial Library Celebrating One Hundred Years of Egypt's Nobel Laureate
List Price: $600.00
Publisher: American University in Cairo Press
Binding: Trade Cloth
Size: 10.75" wide x 13.50" long x 16.00" tall
To celebrate the centenary of the birth of the great Egyptian writer and Nobel laureate Naguib Mahfouz, the AUC Press, which has been publishing English translations of Mahfouz's work since 1978, presents all his novels, three collections of short stories, and his autobiographical writings in a single library of 20 hardbound volumes, including all 42 works translated into English. FromKhufu's Wisdom, first published in Arabic in 1939, to his last work of extended fiction,The Coffeehouse(1988), all thirty-five of his novels are here, along with thirty-eight short stories HisEchoes ofan Autobiographyis included, as well as his exquisite late series of intensely short fictions known asThe More...
The son of a Cairo merchant, Najib Mahfuz studied philosophy at Cairo University. He spent many years in government posts, retiring from that career in 1971. His writing career began with several historical novels, the first of which appeared in 1939. In 1945, he completed the first of his novels depicting the life of Cairo's Egyptian middle class, and during the 1950's, he gained fame with the publication of his "Cairo trilogy." The three volumes, which follow the 'Abd al-Jawad family through the first half of the twentieth century, are "Bayna al-Qasrayn" (Between the Two Palaces) (1990) (translated as Palace Walk), "Qasr al-Shawq" ( Palace of Desire) (1991), and "Sukkariyah" (Sugar More...
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