The Time and the Place and other stories

Naguib Mahfouz
Selected and translated by Denys Johnson-Davies

These twenty stories represent nearly thirty years of Mahfouz's career. Selected and translated by the distinguished scholar Denys Johnson-Davies, the

English edition
192 pp.
14X21cm
ISBN 9789774243745
For sale only in the Middle East

$15.95

These twenty stories represent nearly thirty years of Mahfouz’s career. Selected and translated by the distinguished scholar Denys Johnson-Davies, they have all the celebrated and distinctive characters and qualities found in Mahfouz’s novels: the denizens of the narrow alleyways of Cairo; dark ruminations on death; experiments with the supernatural; and witty excursions into Cairene middle-class life.

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.  

Denys Johnson-Davies

Denys  Johnson-Davies has produced more than thirty volumes of translation of modern Arabic literature, including The Essential Tawfiq al-Hakim (AUC Press, 2008), The Essential Yusuf Idris (AUC Press, 2009), and The Essential Naguib Mahfouz (AUC Press, 2011). He was described by Edward Said as “the leading Arabic–English translator of our time.”
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