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Midaq Alley, Cairo

Naguib Mahfouz

Midaq Alley, Cairo

by Naguib Mahfouz

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Published by Khayats in Beirut .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Egypt
    • Subjects:
    • Egypt -- Fiction.

    • Edition Notes

      Translation of Zuqāq al-Midaqq.

      Statement[by] Naguib Mahfouz. Translated from the Arabic by Trevor Le Gassick.
      GenreFiction.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPZ3.M2784 Mi, PJ7846.A46 Mi
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxi, 319 p.
      Number of Pages319
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL5458791M
      LC Control Number73161190

      iii. An Atlas of Midaq Alley 74 1. Introduction and statistics 74 2. Major Plot Locations 75 3. Mentioned Locations (beyond the alley) 77 4. Other Map Experiments 78 a. The Geography of the Alley and its Hara 78 b. Hamida’s Downtown and Cairo’s Real 82 Downtown During WWII c. The Geography of the Alley and its Residents 85 c. Book Description Considered by many to be Mahfouz's best novel, Midaq Alley centers around the residents of one of the hustling, teeming back alleys of Cairo. No other novel so vividly evokes the 4/5(11).

      Book Description Considered by many to be Mahfouz's best novel, Midaq Alley centers around the residents of one of the hustling, teeming back alleys of Cairo. No other novel so vividly evokes the sights and sounds of the city. The universality and timelessness of this book cannot be denied/5(29).   Widely acclaimed as Naguib Mahfouz's best novel, Midaq Alley brings to life one of the hustling, teeming back alleys of Cairo in the s. From Zaita the cripple-maker to Kirsha the hedonistic cafe owner, from Abbas the barber who mistakes greed for love to Hamida who sells her soul to escape the alley, from waiters and widows to politicians, pimps, and poets, the inhabitants of Midaq Alley Pages:

      Midaq Alley. Street in Cairo. This tiny alley is Islamic Cairo's literary star thanks to being immortalised in Naguib Mahfouz's famous novel named after the street. Although the stepped lane may not be populated with the same colourful characters as the book, the way of life here is little changed from the author's s depictions. The setting of Midaq Alley is a significant backdrop for a couple of reasons. The first is that it is literally a "dead end." While there is life teeming all around Midaq Alley in terms of Cairo.


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Mahfouz was born in the Gamaliya quarter of Cairo on Decem He has published 34 novels, over short stories, dozens of movie scripts and 5 plays/5. Midaq Alley follows several characters who all live along and in the titular alley.

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Midaq Alley is one of the early books of Mahfouz, a real masterpiece of modern Egiptian and Arabic book is fiction but is about real places and real people. I am Egiptian myself, born in Cairo and walked in this neighborhood because it is in the heart of Cairo where most of Prophet Muhammed's family have shrines such as Lord /5(56).

About Midaq Alley. Widely acclaimed as Naguib Mahfouz’s best novel, Midaq Alley brings to life one of the hustling, teeming back alleys of Cairo in the s. From Zaita the cripple-maker to Kirsha the hedonistic cafe owner, from Abbas the barber who mistakes greed for love to Hamida who sells her soul to escape the alley, from waiters and widows to politicians, pimps, and poets, the.

Midaq Alley (The Cairo Trilogy). Author:Mahfuz, Najib. Book Binding:Paperback / softback. All of our paper waste is recycled within the UK and turned into corrugated cardboard. World. From that period came “Cairo Modern,” originally published in (a little before his better-known work, “Midaq Alley”), now translated into English for the first time.

Widely acclaimed as Naguib Mahfouz's best novel, Midaq Alley brings to life one of the hustling, teeming back alleys of Cairo in the s.

From Zaita the cripple-maker to Kirsha the hedonistic cafe owner, from Abbas the barber who mistakes greed for love to Hamida who sells her soul to escape the alley, from waiters and widows to politicians, pimps, and poets, the inhabitants of Midaq Alley 5/5(5).

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Widely acclaimed as Naguib Mahfouz's best novel, Midaq Alley brings to life one of the hustling, teeming back alleys of Cairo in the s. From Zaita the cripple-maker to Kirsha the hedonistic cafe owner, from Abbas the barber who mistakes greed for love to Hamida who sells her soul to escape the alley, from waiters and widows to politicians, pimps, and poets, the inhabitants of Midaq Alley 4/5(10).

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From Zaita the cripple-maker to Kirsha the hedonistic cafe owner, from Abbas the barber who mistakes greed for love to Hamida who sells her soul to escape the alley, from waiters and widows to politicians, pimps, and poets, the inhabitants of Midaq Alley /5(12).MIDAQ ALLEY By Mahfouz, Naguib Translated from the Arabic by Trevor Le Gassick New York: Quality Paperback Book Club, pages.

Comments by Bob Corbett October I first read this work in and wasn’t quite as impressed with it then as I am on this second read.Midaq Alley (), written by Nobel Laureate Naguib Mahfouz, and Song of Solomon (), by African-American female author Toni Morrison.

The first text is set in a back alley of 's Cairo, Egypt, on Sanadiqiya Street and narrates the events that surround its inhabitants.