Autumn Quail

Naguib Mahfouz
Translated byRoger Allen
Revised by John Rodenbeck

This is the story of one man and the Egyptian Revolution of 1952. Isa al-Dabbagh is a senior civil servant in the Egyptian government who loses his jo

English edition
172 pp.
12.5X19.5cm
ISBN 9789774241079
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This is the story of one man and the Egyptian Revolution of 1952. Isa al-Dabbagh is a senior civil servant in the Egyptian government who loses his job, and his fiancee, when the Purge Committees of the Revolution bring his venal past to light. His personal relationships reflect the resulting internal conflict he suffers between mind and heart, between intellectual acceptance of the Revolution and the basic emotional instincts that hold him back.

Naguib Mahfouz

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. Kay Heikkinen holds a PhD in Romance Languages and Literatures from Harvard University, where she first became interested in Arabic history, language, and literature. She has taught medieval history and literature as well as Islamic civilization, and currently teaches Arabic at the University of Chicago.  

John Rodenbeck

Margo Veillon was born in Cairo in 1907, the daughter of a Swiss businessman and his Austrian wife. She spent much of her artistic career capturing the verve and movement of daily life in Egypt, and since 1936 the world of Upper Egypt and Nubia. She died in 2003. Margo Veillon: the Bursting Movement, Egyptian Harvests, Egyptian Festivals, and Painting Egypt were published by AUC Press in 1996, 2000, 2002, and 2003. John Rodenbeck, director of AUC Press from 1974 to 1983, was a professor in the Department of English and Comparative Literature at the American University in Cairo, until his recent retirement.
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