[Reading] ➶ The Cairo Trilogy (The Cairo Trilogy #1-3) By Naguib Mahfouz – Pmgtest.info

The Cairo Trilogy (The Cairo Trilogy #1-3) Naguib Mahfouz S Magnificent Epic Trilogy Of Colonial Egypt Appears Here In One Volume For The First Time The Nobel Prize Winning Writer S Masterwork Is The Engrossing Story Of A Muslim Family In Cairo During Britain S Occupation Of Egypt In The Early Decades Of The Twentieth Century.The Novels Of The Cairo Trilogy Trace Three Generations Of The Family Of Tyrannical Patriarch Al Sayyid Ahmad Abd Al Jawad, Who Rules His Household With A Strict Hand While Living A Secret Life Of Self Indulgence Palace Walk Introduces Us To His Gentle, Oppressed Wife, Amina, His Cloistered Daughters, Aisha And Khadija, And His Three Sons The Tragic And Idealistic Fahmy, The Dissolute Hedonist Yasin, And The Soul Searching Intellectual Kamal Al Sayyid Ahmad S Rebellious Children Struggle To Move Beyond His Domination In Palace Of Desire, As The World Around Them Opens To The Currents Of Modernity And Political And Domestic Turmoil Brought By The 1920s Sugar Street Brings Mahfouz S Vivid Tapestry Of An Evolving Egypt To A Dramatic Climax As The Aging Patriarch Sees One Grandson Become A Communist, One A Muslim Fundamentalist, And One The Lover Of A Powerful Politician.Throughout The Trilogy, The Family S Trials Mirror Those Of Their Turbulent Country During The Years Spanning The Two World Wars, As Change Comes To A Society That Has Resisted It For Centuries Filled With Compelling Drama, Earthy Humor, And Remarkable Insight, The Cairo Trilogy Is The Achievement Of A Master Storyteller.


About the Author: Naguib Mahfouz

Naguib Mahfouz Arabic author profile was an Egyptian writer who won the 1988 Nobel Prize for Literature He published over 50 novels, over 350 short stories, dozens of movie scripts, and five plays over a 70 year career Many of his works have been made into Egyptian and foreign films.



10 thoughts on “The Cairo Trilogy (The Cairo Trilogy #1-3)

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    Wonderful painful to see that Egyptian life continues to repeat old patterns, through the later 20th centuryand on into the 21st For me, this trilogy epitomizes what I look for and, in fact crave, in historical fiction Nahfouz has placed people within families and families within their own parts of society in Cairo during three distinct times


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    This trilogy narrates the rise and fall of the family of al Sayyid Ahmad Abd al Jawad, a tyrannical hypocrite who oppresses his wife, terrorizes his children and leads a life of debauchery on the sly Although he may be the ruler of the family, the one who enables it to function from day to day is his hard working, slavishly docile and incredibly submissiv


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    In a way this is a deeply familiar story despite it s colonial Egyptian setting If you ve ever sniffed a nineteenth century family saga, particular one that stretched into the twentieth flavoured by the author s progress from boy to writer then you know, emotionally what to expect, overbearing hypocritical patriarch, meek housebound wife, youngest son en route


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    Originally written as one massive novel, Mahfouz s publisher would not touch it It was only by serializing it and breaking it up into three books that we get to marvel at Mahfouz s finest work today The Everyman s Library edition also has an excellent introduction by Hafez.The novel traces three generations of an Egyptian family, coping with its ...


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    Whichever way a critic chooses to assess the three books that comprise The Cairo Trilogy Palace Walk, Palace of Desire, and Sugar Street one arrives at a similar conclusion this is a commanding work At the level of sheer storytelling, the narrative is remarkable in its depth and scope of chronicling various individuals over three generations in the al Jawad family For me, the most sat


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