[Reading] ➶ The Cairo Trilogy: Palace Walk / Palace of Desire / Sugar Street By Naguib Mahfouz – Pmgtest.info

The Cairo Trilogy: Palace Walk / Palace of Desire / Sugar Street 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 CenturyThe 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 S 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 PoliticianThroughout 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: Palace Walk / Palace of Desire / Sugar Street

  1. says:

    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


  2. says:

    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, particularly one that stretched into the twentieth century flavoured by the author s progress from boy to writer then you know, emotionally, what to expect, overbearing hypocritical patriarch, meek housebound


  3. says:

    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 sub


  4. says:

    Volume 1 Palace WalkShe told him frankly that he was excessively conservative in his treatment of his family It was abnormal When I started reading this I was immediately reminded of nineteenth century classics such as Middlemarch or Trollope s Palliser Novels, a story where the marriage plot is supreme and where an extended family s dramas play out again


  5. says:

    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 ups and downs,


  6. says:

    At the level of sheer storytelling, The Cairo Trilogy comprised of Palace Walk, Palace of Desire, and Sugar Street is remarkable in its depth and scope of chronicling various individuals over three generations in the al Jawad family For me, the most satisfying aspect of the three books is the cerebral insight in which Mahfouz investigates each major character through


  7. says:

    Many wonderful writers have taken me to exotic locales, but one who has been in my thoughts a great deal lately is Naguib Mahfous Thanks to this man, who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1988, I feel a special kinship with the people of Egypt They arethan the TV images of a deadly riot after a soccer game or a street filled with an angry mob I don t mean to say that t


  8. says:

    this was my review written for the first volume in this trilogy The Palace Walk is the best novel I have read in years In the translation published by the Everyman Library the Cairo Trilogy is funny, biting and tragic with precise descriptions and deeply thought out characters Though I haven t read much of the great western popular novelists of the 19th century meaning, Balzac,


  9. says:

    Wow Over the half of a year that I ve read these three books this family has become part of me, through their humanity and their flaws.


  10. says:

    Perhaps Doubt was as much of an evasion of responsibility as mysticism or a passive belief in science I don t think there s any significant subject or philosophy of life and nationality that Mahfouz hasn t touched upon in this magnum opus of his literary career If no critic has, I will go ahead and declare that Mahfouz is to Egypt what Dostoevsky and even Tolstoy is to Russia And yet, the a


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