Book review midaq alley by naguib mahfouz washington, dc: three continents press, 1981 256 pp $900 (paper) reviewed by dan sisken in his half century of writing, naguib mahfouz has chronicled modern egyptian history through fiction. Midaq alley by mahfouz, naguib translated from the arabic by trevor le gassick new york: quality paperback book club, 1981 292 pages comments by bob corbett october 2013 i first read this work in 1998 and wasn’t quite as impressed with it then as i am on this second read.
Naguib mahfouz, midaq alley - publisher: anchor reprint edition (1992 - paperback) isbn: 0385264763 a decisive factor in the ongoing war against arab peoples is the general lack of knowledge about and sympathy for their culture.
Considered by many to be mahfouz's best novel, midaq alley centers around the residents of one of the hustling, teeming back alleys of cairo no other novel so vividly evokes the sights and sounds of the city the universality and timelessness of this book cannot be denied.
Midaq alley by naguib mahfouz, najib mahfuz considered by many to be mahfouz's best novel, midaq alley centers around the residents of one of the hustling, teeming back alleys of cairo no other novel so vividly evokes the sights and sounds of the city. All things considered, midaq alley by naguib mahfouz has been a very interesting novel which allowed me a glimpse into the egytian soul and a deeply muslim society although the book first appeared almost seventy years ago, the values and ways of life it conveys may not have changed as much as might be expected.
I start my tour of egypt with a study of its best writer, naguib mahfouz, nobel prize winner for literature in 1988 midaq alley was one of his early novels set during the second world warthe novel is about the residents in midaq alley, an impoverished part of cairo city.
Book review: midaq alley by naguib mahfouz here in europe and in america knowledge about egypt is mostly limited to history which is a pity because the country didn’t cease to exist with the death of cleopatra in 30 bc.