Miramar (Paperback)

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A highly charged, tightly written tale of  intersecting lives that provides us with both an engaging  and powerful story as well as a vivid portrait of  life in Egypt in the late 1960's.

About the Author

NAGUIB MAHFOUZ was born in 1911 in the crowded Cairo district of Gamaliya. He studied philosophy at Cairo University, then worked in various government ministries until his retirement in 1971. His first three published novels were Khufu's Wisdom (1939), Rhadopis of Nubia (1943), and Thebes at War (1944), all of which are set in ancient Egypt. These political and philosophical critiques disguised as historical romances show the unmistakable signs of a burgeoning literary genius. He went on to write more than 35 other novel-length works, plus hundreds of short stories and numerous cinema plots and scenarios, many of which have been made into successful films. Naguib Mahfouz was awarded the Nobel prize for literature in 1988. In 2006, he died at the age of 95.

Praise For…

"With  Miramar we are in the hands of a  considerable novelist, and one who knows his  country's complex problems, and complex soul,  profoundly."--John Fowles

Product Details
ISBN: 9780385264785
ISBN-10: 038526478X
Publisher: Anchor Books
Publication Date: December 14th, 1992
Pages: 192
Language: English