The Beggar / The Thief and the Dogs / Autumn Quail
  • Published:
    Dec-2000
  • Type:
    Previously released story collection
  • ISBN:
    0385498357
    9780385498357
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List of Titles

Author Book Series Genre Date Rating Genre      
General Fiction / GF 0 Buy
General Fiction / GF 5 Buy
General Fiction / GF 4 Buy
  • Description:
    Anchor proudly presents a new omnibus volume of three novels—previously published separately by Anchor—by Naguib Mahfouz, winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature. Assembled here is a collection of Mahfouz's artful meditations on the vicissitudes of post-Revolution Egypt. Diverse in style and narrative technique, together they render a rich, nuanced, and universally resonant vision of modern life in the Middle East.The Beggar is a complex tale of alienation and despair. In the aftermath of Nasser's revolution, a man sacrifices his work and family to a series of illicit love affairs. Released from jail in post-Revolutionary times, the hero ofThe Thief and the Dogs blames an unjust society for his ill fortune, eventually bringing himself to destruction. Autumn Quail is a tale of moral responsibility, isolation, and political downfall about a corrupt bureaucrat who is one of the early victims of the purge after the 1952 revolution in Egypt.