Friday, December 09, 2005

Book Review: Mahfouz on Ancient Egypt

"Egyptian Nobel laureate Naguib Mahfouz is best known for "The Cairo Trilogy," his saga about a modern Egyptian family living under British colonial rule between the two world wars. So it comes as a bit of a surprise to learn that his first three novels — published in Arabic in 1939, 1943 and 1944 — were set in Ancient Egypt. In their pages, Mahfouz moves deftly between grand spectacle and behind-the-scenes intrigue, between lofty rhetoric and deflating remark, as he immerses you in a world where Egypt was the only reality and everything else was mere rumor." They are now available from Anchor
See the above web page on the Seattle Times website for more.

Although I could not purchase them direct from, they do appear to be available on both and are certainly available on

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