Miramar

Naguib Mahfouz
Translated byFatma Moussa Mahmoud
Edited and revised byMaged el-Kommos
John Rodenbeck

The setting is Alexandria in the early 1960s where six characters, all made exiles by circumstances, are brought together in the decayed elegance of t

English edition
8 December 2016
150 pp.
15X23cm
ISBN 9789774168048
For sale only in the Middle East

8.99

The setting is Alexandria in the early 1960s where six characters, all made exiles by circumstances, are brought together in the decayed elegance of the Pension Miramar. The central figure is Zohra, the beautiful peasant girl, whose relationship with the other five characters symbolically reflects the most basic political and social realities of the period.

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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