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Beer in the Snooker Club

Author: Waguih Ghali; Pankaj Mishra
Publisher: New York : Vintage International/Vintage Books, a division of Random House LLC, 2014. ©1964
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First Vintage International editionView all editions and formats
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"Set amidst the turbulence of 1950s Cairo, Beer in the Snooker Club is the story of Ram Bey, an over-educated, under-ambitious young Egyptian struggling to find out where he fits in. Ram's favorite haunt is the fashionable Cairo Snooker Club, whose members strive to emulate English gentility; but his best friends are young intellectuals who devour the works of Sartre and engage in dangerous revolutionary activities  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Fiction
Historical fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Waguih Ghali; Pankaj Mishra
ISBN: 9780804170741 0804170746
OCLC Number: 864090779
Description: 220 pages ; 21 cm
Responsibility: Waguih Ghali ; introduction by Pankaj Mishra.

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"Set amidst the turbulence of 1950s Cairo, Beer in the Snooker Club is the story of Ram Bey, an over-educated, under-ambitious young Egyptian struggling to find out where he fits in. Ram's favorite haunt is the fashionable Cairo Snooker Club, whose members strive to emulate English gentility; but his best friends are young intellectuals who devour the works of Sartre and engage in dangerous revolutionary activities to support Egyptian independence. By turns biting and comic, Beer in the Snooker Club--the first and only book by Waguih Ghali--became a cult classic when it was first published and remains a timeless portrait of a loveable rogue coming of age in turbulent times."--Page 4 of cover.

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