The Journey of Ibn Fattouma

The Journey of Ibn Fattouma

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by Naguib Mahfouz, Najib Mahfuz
     
 

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In this pithy, powerful parable, the masterly Naguib Mahfouz explores life's secrets and the mysterious maze of the human heart—a mystical and lyrical Pilgrim's Progress set in a mythical, timeless Middle East.

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In this pithy, powerful parable, the masterly Naguib Mahfouz explores life's secrets and the mysterious maze of the human heart—a mystical and lyrical Pilgrim's Progress set in a mythical, timeless Middle East.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780385423342
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
10/28/1993
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
466,644
Product dimensions:
5.16(w) x 7.99(h) x 0.43(d)

Meet the Author

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 was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, the first writer in Arabic to do so. He died in August 2006.

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Through the journey of Ibn Fattouma, Naguib describes, analyzes and criticizes different political regimes: anarchy, tyranny, capitalism and communism; as well as religions: earth, monotheism, atheism... Be ready to analyze yourself, where you life and how you live. Otherwise read it and enjoy how Naguib writes.