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Midaq Alley The Thief and the Dogs Miramar

by Mahfouz, Naguib

Condition: Good/No Jacket as Issued


New York, New York, USA: Quality Paperback Book Club, 1989. BX5 - A trade paperback book in good+ to very good- condition. A tight, clean, sound copy in monochrome illustrated gray and green wraps with minor overall shelf wear with some light creasing on the spine plus there is some very light fading along the right edge of the back cover plus there is some very, very light edge wear along the top spine edge and at the corners plus there is some scattered very light rubbing on the front cover plus there is some light yellowing of the outside paper edges. This book contains three novels by the Nobel Prize winning Egyptian author Naguib Mahfouz: "Midaq Alley," "The Thief and the Dogs," and "Miramar." With an introduction by John Fowles. "Midaq Alley" is translated from the Arabic by Trevor Le Gassick. It is the story of the residents of one of the hustling, teeming back alleys of Cairo. "The Thief and the Dogs" is translated from the Arabic by Trevor Le Gassick and M. M. Badawi and is revised by John Rodenbeck. It is a novel about a thief, recently released from prison. He is an ardent nationalist as well as a onetime Robin Hood. The chilly reception by his family and a close colegue lead him to go on a rampage with a gun but he accidently kills two innocent people instead of his intended victims. He is then driven into hiding by the police and the popular press and finds himself hiding in an apartment overlooking a cemetary. "Miramar" is translated from the Arabic by Fatma Moussa Mahmoud and edited and revised by Maged el Kommos and John Rodenbeck as well as with notes by Omar el Qudsy. It is the story of the interlocking lives of people in a hotel in Alexandria. Endnotes, 581p.. Trade Paperback. Good/No Jacket as Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
  • Seller: Bookmarc's US (US)
  • Seller Inventory #: SCW11815
  • Title: Midaq Alley The Thief and the Dogs Miramar
  • Author: Mahfouz, Naguib
  • Format/binding: Paperback
  • Book condition: Used - Good
  • Jacket condition: No Jacket as Issued
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Quality Paperback Book Club
  • Place: New York, New York, USA
  • Date published: 1989
  • Keywords: Fiction General Fiction Literary Fiction Litrary Novel Translation Translations Arabic Literature Egyptian Author Egyptian Writer Egyptian Literature Le Gassick Trevor Badawi M M Rodenbeck John Mahmoud Fatma Moussa El Kommos Maged El Qudsy Omar Fowles Joh
  • Bookseller catalogs: Literature / Translations; Literature / Nobel Prize Authors;
  • Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall


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