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Palace Walk

by Mahfouz, Naguib

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Doubleday, NY, 1990. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. ""Palace Walk' is the first novel in Nobel Prize-winner Naguib Mahfouz's magnificent 'Cairo Trilogy', an epic family saga of colonial Egypt that is considered his masterwork. The family's trials mirror those of their turbulent country during the years spanning the two world wars, as change comes to a society that has resisted it for centuries." [Pub. Info] The book examines the years 1917-1919 from World War I to the year of the Nationalist Revolution. The title literally translates to "Between Two Palaces" - cultural and political transitions underway at the time. Developments, that are the focus of the book. "The Nobel Prize in Literature 1988 was awarded to Naguib Mahfouz 'who, through works rich in nuance - now clear-sightedly realistic, now evocatively ambiguous - has formed an Arabian narrative art that applies to all mankind". [Nobel Prize Info] There is a protective mylar cover. This is a 1st US edtion.

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Naguib Mahfouz was born in Cairo in 1911 and began writing when he was seventeen. A student of philosophy and an avid reader, his works range from reimaginings of ancient myths to subtle commentaries on contemporary Egyptian politics and culture. Over a career that lasted more than five decades, he wrote 33 novels, 13 short story anthologies, numerous plays, and 30 screenplays. Of his many works, most famous is The Cairo Trilogy, consisting of Palace Walk (1956), Palace of Desire (1957), and Sugar Street (1957), which focuses on a Cairo family through three generations, from 1917 until 1952. In 1988, he became the first writer in Arabic to be awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. He died in August 2006.

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Bookseller
civilizingbooks US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
260FIL50-0714
Title
Palace Walk
Author
Mahfouz, Naguib
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Fine
Jacket condition
Fine
Quantity available
1
Edition
1st edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Doubleday, NY
Date published
1990
Keywords
Egyptian writer, 20th century, 21st century, existentialism, Nobel Prize
Bookseller catalogs
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