The Beginning and the End

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The Beginning and the End

By Naguib Mahfouz; Najib Mahfuz; Najoib Mahfouz

Anchor Books, Paperback, 9780385264587, 416pp.

Publication Date: September 20, 1989


First published in 1956, this is a powerful portrayal of a middle-class Egyptian family confronted by material, moral, and spiritual problems during World War II.

About the Author
Naguib Mahfouz (1911 2006) was the most important Arabic writer of his generation. He is the author of over thirty novels, including "The Cairo Trilogy", "Thief and the Dog", "Miramar", and "Children of the Alley". He is the winner of the 1988 Nobel Prize for Literature.