Naguib Mahfouz
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April  2015
424 pp.
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15X23 cm
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ISBN 9789774167096
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Children of the Alley

Naguib Mahfouz
Translated by Peter Theroux

Mahfouz's most controversial work, now in paperback

In this rich and intricate novel, Naguib Mahfouz guides us through the history of an alley whose denizens—some fearsome, most fearful, a few fearless—are all the descendants of one man, Gabalawi, who now keeps himself hidden away in the mansion at the top of the alley. From the supreme feudal lord who disowns one son for cruel pride and puts another to the test, to the savior of a succeeding generation, we observe the men and women of this quintessential Cairo neighborhood unwittingly reenacting the lives of their venerable forebears, telling through their rivalries, battles, love affairs, and miracles the spiritual history of mankind.
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Naguib Mahfouz (1911–2006) was born in the crowded Cairo district of Gamaliya. He wrote nearly 40 novel-length works, plus hundreds of short stories and numerous screenplays. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1988. Peter Theroux is the translator of nine books of Arabic fiction, including Cities of Salt by Abdelrahman Munif and Dongola by Idris Ali (AUC Press, 2006).

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“[Mahfouz] holds religion and the perversity of Gabalawi up to harsh light, but religion is only one element of a larger critique of an entrenched patriarchal authoritarianism that extends from the familial to the political.”—New York Times<br><br>

“In this supple translation, Theroux skillfully conveys Mahfouz’s fierce egalitarian message while capturing his gift for masterly storytelling. Mahfouz combines the universal appeal of archetypal dramatic conflicts—brother murders brother; wife betrays husband into the hands of his enemies; father expels defiant son—with the originality of his own inventive narrative structures.”—Publishers Weekly

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