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Arabic Literature

Literature:Arabic Literature

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1 Endings
Munif, Abd al-Rahman

Quarted Books London, East Sussex, United Kingdom 1998
Hard Cover
Very Good-, Very Good+
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall

0704326515 / 9780704326514

CE3 - DJ is mylar protected. A first UK edition book in good+ to very good- condition with a dust jacket in very good+ condition. A tight, clean, sound copy in textured black paper covered boards with gold lettering and graphics on the spine with very minor overall shelf wear with some yellowing of the paper edges. The dust jacket shows very minor overall shelf wear with some very, very slight overall rubbing. Translated from the Arabic by Roger Allen. A novel about an Arabic village which the author uses as a symbol for all villages facing nature unaided by modern technology. The village is on the edge of the desert and a drought season has come and it changes the humans who leve there as well as the animals associated with them and the surrounding area. 140p. SCW13662 
Price: 19.00 USD
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2 Midaq Alley The Thief and the Dogs Miramar
Mahfouz, Naguib

Quality Paperback Book Club New York, New York, USA 1989
Trade Paperback
Good, No Jacket as Issued
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall

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. SCW11815 
Price: 6.00 USD
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