Midaq Alley

Midaq Alley

By Naguib Mahfouz; Najib Mahfuz; Najoib Mahfouz

Anchor Books, Paperback, 9780385264761, 304pp.

Publication Date: December 1, 1991


Considered by many to be Mahfouz's best novel,  Midaq Alley centers around the  residents of one of the hustling, teeming back alleys  of Cairo. No other novel so vividly evokes the  sights and sounds of the city. The universality and  timelessness of this book cannot be denied.

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.