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Karnak Café

Naguib Mahfouz

Karnak Café

by Naguib Mahfouz

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Published by American University in Cairo Press in Cairo, New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Coffeehouses -- Egypt -- Cairo -- Fiction.,
  • Cairo (Egypt) -- Fiction.,
  • Egypt -- Social conditions -- 1952-1970 -- Fiction.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementNaguib Mahfouz ; translated by Roger Allen.
    GenreFiction.
    SeriesModern Arabic literature
    ContributionsAllen, Roger M. A.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination110 p ;
    Number of Pages110
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL21528081M
    ISBN 10977416072X
    ISBN 109789774160721

    In his little novel "Karnak Café" (American University in Cairo Press, pages, $), translated for the first time by Roger Allen, Mahfouz, himself a long-time habitué of the Café Riche in Cairo, captures both the privileged intimacy and the hidden horror of the Karnak. At a Cairo café in the s, a legendary former belly dancer lovingly presides over a boisterous family of regulars, including a group of idealistic university students. One day, amid reports of a wave of arrests, three of the students disappear: the excitable Hilmi, his friend Ismail, and Ismail's beautiful girlfriend Zaynab.

    Title: Karnak Café Format: Paperback Product dimensions: pages, 8 X X in Shipping dimensions: pages, 8 X X in Published: December 2, Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group Language: English.   KARNAK CAFÉ BY NAGUIB MAHFOUZ PP AMERICAN UNIVERSITY IN CAIRO PRESS REVIEWER: ALAN HUNTER This is a modern Novel by Mahfouz situated during the aftermath of the war between Egypt and Israel in which Egypt was defeated. Mahfouz who was not a supporter of Nasser, but nevertheless constructs a narrative tale about four.

      In Karnak Café, a cafe loosely based on Café Riche serves as the backdrop onto which Mahfouz unpacks the implications of Egypt's revolution, which saw the ouster of dictator King Fouad Author: Joseph Dana. Exposing the dark underbelly of ideology, and delving into the idea of the ‘necessary evils’ of social upheaval, Karnak Café remains one of the Nobel laureate’s most pointedly critical works, as relevant and incisive today as it was when it was first published in


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Naghib Mahfouz, both loved and hated in the Arab world, is a Nobel Prize winning author with less recognition in the West than he deserves/5(30). In this gripping and suspenseful novella from the Egyptian Nobel Prize-winner, three young friends survive interrogation by the secret police, only to find their lives poisoned by suspicion, fear, and betrayal.

At a Cairo caf&#; in the Brand: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. A surprisingly dark book, Karnak Café is a good, quick read, combining both Mahfouz's usual presentation of the Cairo-world (though less in-depth than in most of his fiction), as well as a more bitter presentation of the conditions of the times (and misguided direction of the state).

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Gems can be enhanced or obscured by their settings, knowing a bit about the setting from which Karnak Café emerges intensifies the luminosity of this short and potent book. Naghib Mahfouz, both loved and hated in the Arab world, is a Nobel Prize winning author with less recognition in the West than he deserves/5.

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About Karnak Café. In this gripping and suspenseful novella from the Egyptian Nobel Prize-winner, three young friends survive interrogation by the secret police, only to find their lives poisoned by suspicion, fear, and betrayal. ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: Seiten ; 19 cm. Series Title: Unionsverlag-Taschenbuch, Other.

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Naghib Mahfouz, both loved and hated in the Arab world, is a Nobel Prize winning author with less recognition in the West than he deserves/5(20). In this powerful novella by Naguib Mafouz, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature ina narrator stops in at the Karnak Café, an off-the-beaten-path café in Cairo run by Qurunfula, a former belly dancer, famous because she raised her craft to the level of true art.

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Karnak Café is Mahfouz's angriest novel. CAIRO: It’s hard to approach Naguib Mahfouz’s Karnak Café without remembering Ali Badrakhan’s harrowing film adaptation of this book about Nasser-era Egypt and our defeat to Israel.Written soon after the the June War ofthis book explores the post era of Egypt's history, an era of profound dismay, of reflection, of recrimination, of "looking back in anger".

It is a short novel that takes place in a small Café. The Café is frequented by 3 young people and several older people/5(7).In this gripping and suspenseful novella from the Egyptian Nobel Prize-winner, three young friends survive interrogation by the secret police, only to find their lives poisoned by suspicion, fear, and betrayal.

At a Cairo caf&#; in the s, a .