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The beggar

Author: Najīb Maḥfūẓ; Kristin Henry; Nārīmān Nāʼilī Warrāqī
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, [1990], ©1986.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st Doubleday edView all editions and formats
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In The Beggar, Mahfouz expresses his disdain with the current political situation in Egypt by using his characters as symbols of the past, present, and political views of his country. Omar al-Hamzawi's daughter Buthayna is one of the female protagonists in this story who symbolizes Egypt post the 1952 revolution. She is like Egypt, youthful and optimistic but naïve and ill-experienced. She is at a point in her life  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Najīb Maḥfūẓ; Kristin Henry; Nārīmān Nāʼilī Warrāqī
ISBN: 0385264550 9780385264556 0385264569 9780385264563 0385400683 9780385400688
OCLC Number: 20723872
Language Note: Translation of: al-Shaḥḥādh.
Description: 140 p. ; 22 cm.
Other Titles: Shaḥḥādh.
Responsibility: Naguib Mahfouz ; translated by Kristin Walker Henry and Nariman Khales Naili al-Warraki.
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A novel by the 1988 winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature. Omar, a former revolutionary, is now a member of Cairo's 1950s bourgeoisie. Deprived by Nasser's revolution of any useful social  Read more...

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