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The Resource The beginning and the end, Naguib Mahfouz ; translated by Ramses Awad ; edited by Mason Rossiter Smith

The beginning and the end, Naguib Mahfouz ; translated by Ramses Awad ; edited by Mason Rossiter Smith

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The beginning and the end
Title
The beginning and the end
Statement of responsibility
Naguib Mahfouz ; translated by Ramses Awad ; edited by Mason Rossiter Smith
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Language
  • eng
  • ara
  • eng
Summary
With this realistic 1949 novel, Najib Mahfouz reveals to Western readers the woes of a petit bourgeois family thrust into poverty in WW II Cairo. The Kamels' private battles, relayed here in engrossing detail, are a microcosm of the Egyptian nation's birth pangs in gaining independence. When their father dies, age-old conventions crumble--one social-climbing son reneges on a betrothal; drugs and illicit sex numb the grief of two self-hating siblings. Redolent of a culture verging on modernity, the work illumines courting rituals, weddings, funerals, food, dress, interior decor and and entertainment. According to Mahfouz, the plight of Egyptian women in the 1940s was complex. The widow Samira is respected, wise and controlling; her daughter Nefisa's physical ugliness is a virtual death sentence, and her skill at needlework a source of embarrassment, not pride
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GZR
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Bidāyah wa-nihāyah
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1911-2006
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Maḥfūẓ, Najīb
Dewey number
892/.736
Index
no index present
LC call number
PJ7846.A46
LC item number
B513 1989
Literary form
fiction
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1909-
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  • ʻAwaḍ, Ramsīs
  • Smith, Mason Rossiter
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  • Brothers and sisters
  • Egyptian fiction
  • Arabic fiction
  • Egypt
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The beginning and the end, Naguib Mahfouz ; translated by Ramses Awad ; edited by Mason Rossiter Smith
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Publication
Note
Translation of: Bidāyah wa-nihāyah
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volume
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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rdacontent
Control code
ocn214980979
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
412 pages
Isbn
9780385264570
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Label
The beginning and the end, Naguib Mahfouz ; translated by Ramses Awad ; edited by Mason Rossiter Smith
Publication
Note
Translation of: Bidāyah wa-nihāyah
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn214980979
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
412 pages
Isbn
9780385264570
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

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