In RESPECTED SIR -- first published in Arabic in 1975 -- Mahoufz retells a familiar theme -- vaulting ambition -- in a powerful and religious metaphor.
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This novel retells a familiar theme--vaulting ambition--in a powerful and religious metaphor. What is essentially a prosaic experience becomes--in Mahfouz's hands--a beautifully crafted story of an exalted and arduous holy quest.About the Author:
Naguib Mahfouz was born in Cairo in 1911 and began writing when he was seventeen. A student of philosophy and an avid reader, his works range from reimaginings of ancient myths to subtle commentaries on contemporary Egyptian politics and culture. Over a career that lasted more than five decades, he wrote 33 novels, 13 short story anthologies, numerous plays, and 30 screenplays. Of his many works, most famous is The Cairo Trilogy, consisting of Palace Walk (1956), Palace of Desire (1957), and Sugar Street (1957), which focuses on a Cairo family through three generations, from 1917 until 1952. In 1988, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, the first writer in Arabic to do so. He died in August 2006.
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Descrizione libro Doubleday, 1990. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. New Condition - We Ship Quickly Thank you for your business. Codice libro della libreria mon0000005710
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