Respected Sir

Naguib Mahfouz
Translated by Rasheed El-Enany

Othman Bayyumi joins the civil service at the lowest point of the professional scale as an archives clerk. From the first minute in his career he is s

English edition
128 pp.
12.5X19.5cm
ISBN 9789776790032
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Othman Bayyumi joins the civil service at the lowest point of the professional scale as an archives clerk. From the first minute in his career he is seized by a mad desire to become one day director-general of the department, and his eagerness to fulfill this ambition becomes an exalted and arduous religious quest, for the sake of which no sacrifice is too great.

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. Read more about his life and his work.  

Rasheed El-Enany

Rasheed El-Enany is professor of modern Arabic literature at the University of Exeter. He is the author of Naguib Mahfouz: The Pursuit of Meaning.
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