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  • Akhenaten: Dweller in Truth

    By Naguib Mahfouz

    Our Price: $6.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780385499095
    • Publisher: Anchor Books
    • Published: April 2000
    A beguiling novel from the Nobel laureate that brings to readers the story of Akhenaten, or the 'sun king,' whose monotheistic beliefs eventually earned him a reputation as the most infamous uler of ancient Egypt and the epithet 'heretic' pharaoh.' Narrating the novel is young man with a passion for the truth, who sets out to question Akhenaten's contemporaries - including his closest friends, his worst enemies, and finally his wife, Nefertiti - years after the king's death in an effort to record a history free of bias. As each contributes their version, Akhenaten emerges as a charismatic enigma whose character enmcompasses all contradictions seen in him.
  • Arabian Nights and Days

    By Naguib Mahfouz

    Our Price: $6.00 - $6.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780385469012
    • Publisher: Anchor Books
    • Published: September 1995
    The Egyptian writer, a Nobel Prize lauretae, re-fashions the classic tale of Scheherazade in his own imaginative, spellbinding style. First published in Arabic in 1985. 228p.
  • Cairo Modern

    By Naguib Mahfouz

    Our Price: $10.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9789774161568
    • Publisher: AMERICAN UNIVERSITY IN CAIRO
    • Published: May 2008
    The novelist's camera pans from the dome of King Fuad University (now Cairo University) to students streaming out of the campus, focusing on four students in their twenties, each representing a different trend in Egypt in the 1930s. Finally the camera comes to rest on Mahgub Abd al-Da'im. A scamp, he fancies himself a nihilist, a hedonist, an egotist, but his personal vulnerability is soon revealed by a family crisis back home in al-Qanatir, a dusty, provincial town on the Nile that is also a popular destination for Cairene day-trippers. His emotional life also fluctuates between the extremes of a street girl, who makes her living gathering cigarette butts, and his wealthy cousin Tahiya. Since he thinks that virtue is merely a social construct, how far will our would-be nihilist go in trying to fulfill his unbridled ambitions? What if he discovers that high society is more corrupt and cynical than he is? With a wink back at Goethe's Faust and Henry Fielding's Joseph Andrews, Mahgub becomes a willing collaborator in his own corruption.Published in Arabic in the 1940s, this cautionary morality tale about self-defeating egoism and ill-digested foreign philosophies comes from the same period as one of the writer's best-known works, Midaq Alley. Both novels are comic and heartfelt indictments not so much of Egyptian society between the world wars as of human nature and our paltry attempts to establish just societies.
  • Cairo Modern: A Novel

    By Naguib Mahfouz

    Our Price: $15.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780307473530
    • Publisher: Anchor Books/Random House
    • Published: December 2009
  • Karnak Cafe

    By Naguib Mahfouz

    Our Price: $6.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780307390455
    • Publisher: ANCHOR BOOKS
    • Published: December 2008
  • Midaq Alley: A New Translation (Modern Arabic Literature)

    By Naguib Mahfouz

    Our Price: $24.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9789774164835
    • Publisher: The American University in Cairo Press
    • Published: December 2011
    This much-loved Mahfouz masterpiece is a rich account of life in a back street in a poor quarter of medieval Cairo. While the novel focuses on a willful young woman whose ambition to escape the confines of the alley leads her into prostitution, a pageant of other vivid characters, from the caf� owner who likes boys to the man who creates maimed beggars and from the young man with the faithful heart to the rake and the pimp, fleshes out the picture of a society in crisis and transition. Though set during the Second World War, the characters' alienation from the prevailing political system and the desire of many of them to escape the economic and social stagnation of the alley give the work an unexpectedly up-to-date flavor. Mahfouz presents his characters with wry humor and a relish for the contradictions and fallibilities innate in people everywhere (even the alley's beloved spiritual mentor beats his wife). This new translation of one the writer's best known works has been undertaken to celebrate the centenary of his birth on 11 December 2011.
  • Mirrors

    By Naguib Mahfouz

    Our Price: $10.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9789774245602
    • Publisher: American University in Cairo Press
    • Published: April 2010
  • Palace Walk (Cairo Trilogy: Book 1)

    By Naguib Mahfouz

    Our Price: $9.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780385264655
    • Publisher: Doubleday
    • Published: January 1990
    Protrays an Egyptian family in Cairo at the turn of the century relating the culture and life in an intimacy with all its characters
  • Sugar Street (The Cairo Trilogy. Vol. III)

    By Naguib Mahfouz

    Our Price: $6.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780552995825
    • Publisher: Black Swan
    • Published: January 1998
    This climactic conclusion to Mafhouz’s masterpiece trilogy is the captivating portrait of a family struggling to change with the rise of Egypt. As Cairo shrugs off the final vestiges of colonialism, Ahmad Al Jawad has lost his power and surveys the world from a latticed balcony. Unable to control his family’s destiny, he watches helplessly as his dynasty and the traditions he holds dear disintegrate before his very eyes. 308p.
  • The Beginning and the End

    By Naguib Mahfouz

    Our Price: $7.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780385264587
    • Publisher: Anchor Books / Doubleday
    • Published: September 1989
    First published in 1949. So striking is its humanitarianism and sensitivity to human suffering that its tragic vision of life transcends the Egyptian locale and assumes universal significance. It reflects with sympathy and well-balanced pathos the material, moral, and spiritual problems of an Egyptian petit bourgeois family confronted with poverty during WWII. 412p.
  • The Day the Leader Was Killed

    By Naguib Mahfouz

    Our Price: $13.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780385499224
    • Publisher: Anchor Books
    • Published: June 2000
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  • The Dreams

    By Naguib Mahfouz

    Our Price: $7.50
    Kindle Price: $9.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780307455079
    • Publisher: Anchor Books
    • Published: July 2009
    The Nobel Prize-winning Egyptian author presents short vignettes based on his dreams, including ones featuring a neighborhood turned into a circus, friends who invoke the wrath of an ancient queen, women he loved, and characters from his novels. Reprint.
  • The Journey of Ibn Fattouma

    By Naguib Mahfouz

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780385423342
    • Publisher: Anchor Books
    • Published: October 1993
    Inn this pithy, powerful parable, Nobel laureate (1988) Naguib Mahfouz explores life's secrets nad the mysterious maze of the human heart - a mystical and lyrical Pilgrim's Progressset in a mythical, timeless Middle East. 148p.
  • Thebes At War

    By Naguib Mahfouz

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781400076697
    • Publisher: Anchor Books
    • Published: October 2005
    This book by the Nobel laureate in literature tells of a high point in Egyptian history - ancient Egypt's defeat of Asiatic foreigners who had dominated northern Egypt for two hundred yeas. With a provocative insult, a visit from a court official , the southern pharaoh's long-simmering resentment boils over, leading him him to commit himself and his heirs to an epic struggle for the throne. Filled with the grand clash of armies, staggering defeats, daring escapes, and glorious victories, and written at a time when Egypt was again under the sway of foreign powers, Thebes at War is a resounding call to remember Egypt's long and nobel history. 242p.
  • Voices from the Other World: Ancient Egyptian Tales

    By Naguib Mahfouz

    Our Price: $14.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781400076666
    • Publisher: Anchor Books
    • Published: January 1753
    The Nobel laureate reaches back millennia to the homeland's majestic past in this enchanting collecting of early tales that brings the world of ancient Egypt face to face with contemporary times. The pieces published here are: 'Evil Adored,' 'King Userkaf's Forgiveness,' 'The Mummy Awakens,' 'The Return of Sinuhe,' and 'A Voice from the other World.' Glossary. 90p.

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