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Cairo Modern

 
 
 
 
Cairo Modern
Author: Naguib Mahfouz
ISBN 13: 9780307473530
ISBN 10: 307473538
Edition: Reprint
Publisher: Anchor
Publication Date: 2009-12-01
Format: Paperback
Pages: 243
List Price: $15.00
 
 

A major Early novel by the Egyptian Nobel laureate, published for the first time in English

The New York Times - Dinitia Smith

Despite its flaws the novel is a singular look at a historical moment in the lives of Egyptians raised in traditional households whose existences were rocked by modernity. If you want to understand the hunger, the corruption, the bitterness that led to Gamal Abdel Nasser's 1952 coup against Farouk, the rise of fundamentalism and the intense Arab nationalism that accompanied it, you will find it played out here in this book.