By the Arab world’s foremost novelist, Nobel laureate Naguib Mahfouz, famous for The Cairo Trilogy—the masterwork in which Mahfouz sets down life in middle class Cairo during the interwar years. From Mahfouz’s collection of fantastical myths, Voices from the Other World, this is the enchanting tale about one Francophile Pasha whose greed, ambition, and contempt for Egyptians drives him to excavate the tomb of General Hor and there find his untimely end.
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About the Author
Naguib Mahfouz was born in Cairo in 1911 and began writing when he was seventeen. His nearly forty novels and hundreds of short stories range from re-imaginings of ancient myths to subtle commentaries on contemporary Egyptian politics and culture. Of his many works, most famous is The Cairo Trilogy, consisting of Palace Walk (1956), Palace of Desire (1957), and Sugar Street (1957), which focuses on a Cairo family through three generations, from 1917 until 1952. In 1988, he was the first writer in Arabic to be awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. He died in August 2006.