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The thief and the dogs

Author: Najīb Maḥfūẓ; Trevor Le Gassick; Muḥammad Muṣṭafá Badawī; John Rodenbeck
Publisher: New York : Anchor Books, 1989, ©1984.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st Anchor books edView all editions and formats
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Naguib Mahfouz's haunting novella of post-revolutionary Egypt combines a vivid pychological portrait of an anguished man with the suspense and rapid pace of a detective story. After four years in prison, the skilled young thief Said Mahran emerges bent on revenge. He finds a world that has changed in more ways than one. Egypt has undergone a revolution and, on a more personal level, his beloved wife and his trusted  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Najīb Maḥfūẓ; Trevor Le Gassick; Muḥammad Muṣṭafá Badawī; John Rodenbeck
ISBN: 0385264623 9780385264624
OCLC Number: 21422380
Notes: Translation of: al-Liṣṣ wa-al-kilāb.
"This English translation was first published by the American University in Cairo Press in 1984"--Title page verso.
Description: 158 pages ; 21 cm
Other Titles: Liṣṣ wa-al-kilāb.
Responsibility: Naguib Mahfouz ; translated by Trevor Le Gassick, M.M. Badawi ; revised by John Rodenbeck.

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Naguib Mahfouz's haunting novella of post-revolutionary Egypt combines a vivid pychological portrait of an anguished man with the suspense and rapid pace of a detective story. After four years in prison, the skilled young thief Said Mahran emerges bent on revenge. He finds a world that has changed in more ways than one. Egypt has undergone a revolution and, on a more personal level, his beloved wife and his trusted henchman, who conspired to betray him to the police, are now married to each other and are keeping his six-year-old daughter from him.

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