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Morning and Evening Talk free pdf A late work by the Egyptian Nobel literature laureate, "Morning and Evening Talk" is an epic tale of Egyptian life over five generations. Set in Cairo, it traces the fortunes of three families from the arrival of Napoleon at the end of the eighteenth century to the 1980s, using short character sketches arranged in alphabetical order. This highly experimental device produces a kind of biographical dictionary, whose individual entries come together to paint a vivid portrait of life in Cairo from a range of different perspectives. The characters include representatives of every class and human type, and as the intricate family saga unfolds, a powerful picture of a society in transition - and the accompanying upheaval - emerges. This is a tale of change and continuity, of the death of a traditional way of life, of the road to independence and beyond, seen through the eyes of Egypt's citizens. Naguib Mahfouz's last chronicle of Cairo is an elegy to a bygone era and a tribute to the Egyptian spirit. It is also one of his most technically innovative contributions to the Arabic novel.

About Naguib Mahfouz

Naguib Mahfouz (1911-2006) was born in the crowded Cairo district of Gamaliya. He wrote nearly 40 novel-length works, plus hundreds of short stories and numerous screenplays. He was awarded the Nobel prize for literature in 1988. Christina Phillips has a PhD in modern Arabic Literature and works in the Qur'anic Studies Department at the Institute of Ismaili Studies, London.

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Author : Naguib Mahfouz
Publisher : The American University in Cairo Press
Data Published : 15 January 2008
ISBN : 9774160991
EAN : 9789774160998
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 211 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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