Author: Naguib Mahfouz
Title: The Beggar, The Thief and the Dogs, Autumn Quail
Print Length: 480
Language: English, Francais, Italiano, Espanol, Deutsch
Format: PDF, ePub, mobi, azw, kf8, txt, ibook, Kindle
Anchor proudly presents a new omnibus volume of three novels–previously published separately by Anchor–by Naguib Mahfouz, winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature. Assembled here is a collection of Mahfouz’s artful meditations on the vicissitudes of post-Revolution Egypt. Diverse in style and narrative technique, together they render a rich, nuanced, and universally resonant vision of modern life in the Middle East.The Beggaris a complex tale of alienation and despair. In the aftermath of Nasser’s revolution, a man sacrifices his work and family to a series of illicit love affairs. Released from jail in post-Revolutionary times, the hero ofThe Thief and the Dogsblames an unjust society for his ill fortune, eventually bringing himself to destruction.Autumn Quailis a tale of moral responsibility, isolation, and political downfall about a corrupt bureaucrat who is one of the early victims of the purge after the 1952 revolution in Egypt.