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Arabian Nights and Days - by Naguib Mahfouz (Paperback)

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  • The Nobel Prize-winning Egyptian writer Naguib Mahfouz refashions the classic tales of Scheherazade into a novel written in his own imaginative, spellbinding style.
  • About the Author: Naguib Mahfouz was born in Cairo in 1911 and began writing when he was seventeen.
  • 240 Pages
  • Fiction + Literature Genres, Literary

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About the Book



Published in Arabic in 1982, this imaginative and magical novel is a retelling of the tales of the Arabian Nights. Shaharazad, Maarouf the Cobbler, Aladdin, Sinbad, and even genies people the 17 different sections, set in an Islamic city during medieval times.



Book Synopsis



The Nobel Prize-winning Egyptian writer Naguib Mahfouz refashions the classic tales of Scheherazade into a novel written in his own imaginative, spellbinding style. Here are genies and flying carpets, Aladdin and Sinbad, Ali Baba, and many other familiar stories from the tradition of The One Thousand and One Nights, made new by the magical pen of the acknowledged dean of Arabic letters, who plumbs their depths for timeless truths.



Review Quotes




"An enthralling novel. . . . Mahfouz has plunged into the ancient book of fantasy and found a modern truth." --Chicago Tribune

"Its colorful portrayal of human conflict and folly . . . generously displays the narrative skills that make Mahfouz one of the best of all modern storytellers. Few writers display such masterly comprehension of the interconnectedness of character and fate. This novel soars." --Philadelphia Inquirer

"Arabian Nights and Days is among Mr. Mahfouz's best works. . . . An eloquent ratification of his Nobel Prize." --Dallas Morning News

"Mahfouz weaves an entertaining arabesque of intrigue, betrayal, obsessive love, social injustice, reincarnations and wrongs righted or made worse." --Publishers Weekly





About the Author



Naguib Mahfouz was born in Cairo in 1911 and began writing when he was seventeen. His nearly forty novels and hundreds of short stories range from re-imaginings of ancient myths to subtle commentaries on contemporary Egyptian politics and culture. 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 the first writer in Arabic to be awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. He died in August 2006.

Dimensions (Overall): 8.0 Inches (H) x 5.28 Inches (W) x .52 Inches (D)
Weight: .4 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 240
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Literary
Publisher: Anchor Books
Format: Paperback
Author: Naguib Mahfouz
Language: English
Street Date: September 15, 1995
TCIN: 11829842
UPC: 9780385469012
Item Number (DPCI): 248-25-8079
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Estimated ship dimensions: 0.52 inches length x 5.28 inches width x 8 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 0.4 pounds
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