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The Cairo of Naguib Mahfouz

The Cairo of Naguib Mahfouz

Foreword by: Naguib Mahfouz | Other: Britta Le Va, Gamal al-Ghitani

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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 a walking 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.

Author Info

Britta Le Va is a photographer based in New York. 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).

Bibliographic Info

Imprint: The American University in Cairo Press
Publisher: The American University in Cairo Press

ISBN: 9789774165528
Publication Date: 14 Jul 2012
Number of Pages: 112

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