Palace Walk: Cairo Trilogy (1)

Naguib Mahfouz, Author, Najib Mahfuz, Author
Naguib Mahfouz, Author, Najib Mahfuz, Author Anchor Books $16 (512p) ISBN 978-0-385-26466-2
Reviewed on: 12/01/1990
Release date: 12/01/1990
This first volume in the 1988 Nobel Prize winner's Cairo Trilogy describes the disintegrating family life of a tyrannical, prosperous merchant, his timid wife and their rebellious children in post-WW I Egypt. ``Mahfouz is a master at building up dramatic scenes and at portraying complex characters in depth,'' lauded PW. (Jan.)
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