The Cairo of Naguib Mahfouz by Gamal al-GhitaniThe Cairo of Naguib Mahfouz by Gamal al-Ghitani

The Cairo of Naguib Mahfouz

byGamal al-Ghitani

Hardcover | August 9, 2012

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For Nobel laureate Naguib Mahfouz (1911-2006), Cairo was always a place of special resonance. As the place in which he was born and lived his whole life, it is a city he loved passionately and visited and revisited in his writing. It is the setting for nearly all his novels and short stories,not merely as a backdrop but as an integral part of his fiction, playing its own role in the dramas.In this special new and expanded edition of the bestselling book first published in 1999, photographer Britta Le Va guides us through his pages, and treads his streets and alleys, to produce a collection of outstanding visual images of the historic city, while novelist Gamal al-Ghitani describes awalking tour with the great man around the streets of Gamaliya, that historic heart of the old city where both of them - more than thirty years apart - were born and grew up.
Gamal al-Ghitani, a lifelong friend of Mahfouz, is the author of a number of novels, including Zayni Barakat, Pyramid Texts, and The Zafarani Files, (AUC Press, 2004, 2007, and 2009). Britta Le Va is a photographer based in New York. Naguib Mahfouz was born in 1911 in the crowded Cairo district of Gamaliya. He wrote nearly 40 novel-le...
Title:The Cairo of Naguib MahfouzFormat:HardcoverDimensions:112 pages, 8.5 × 8.5 × 0.98 inPublished:August 9, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:9774165527

ISBN - 13:9789774165528