Children of the Alley

Children of the Alley

Book - 1996
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First published in Arabic in 1959, the story of an Egyptian family mirrors the spiritual history of humankind as a feudal lord disowns one son for diabolical pride and puts another son to the ultimate test. By the Nobel Prize-winning author of Arabian Nights and Days.

Blackwell North Amer
Naguib Mahfouz guides us on a journey through the history of the tumultuous alley belonging to a delightful - and sometimes diabolical - Egyptian family: the descendants of a man named Gabalawi. We accompany them in their struggles to right their wrongs, to eke out a better existence for themselves and their cohorts - and we discover a second, hidden, and daring narrative: the spiritual history of humankind.
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 who frees his people from bondage, we find the men and women of a modern Cairo neighborhood unwittingly reenacting the lives of their holy ancestors: the "children of the alley."

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& Taylor

The story of an Egyptian family mirrors the spiritual history of humankind as a feudal lord disowns one son for diabolical pride and puts another son to the ultimate test

Publisher: New York : Doubleday, 1996
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780385420945
0385420943
Branch Call Number: F MAH
Characteristics: p. cm
Additional Contributors: Theroux, Peter

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