Morning and Evening Talk

Naguib Mahfouz

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Éditeur
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group Digital
Pages
208
Parution
avril 2011
Format
Ebook EPUB
Protection
DRM
Langue
Anglais
EAN
9780307793874
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This unusual epic from the Nobel Laureate Naguib Mahfouz portrays five generations of one sprawling family against the upheavals of two centuries of modern Egyptian history.Set in Cairo, @20@Morning and Evening Talk@21@ traces three related families from the arrival of Napoleon to the 1980s, through short character sketches arranged in alphabetical order. This highly experimental device produces a kind of biographical dictionary, whose individual entries come together to paint a vivid portrait of life in Cairo from a range of perspectives. The characters include representatives of every class and human type and as the intricate family saga unfolds, a powerful picture of a society in transition emerges. This is a tale of change and continuity, of the death of a traditional way of life and the road to independence and beyond, seen through the eyes of Egypt's citizens. Naguib Mahfouz's last chronicle of Cairo is both an elegy to a bygone era and a tribute to the Egyptian spirit.@16@@16@@16@@18@From the Trade Paperback edition.@19@
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