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The Time and the Place, and other stories
The Time and the Place and other stories Author:Naguib Mahfouz, Denys Davies-Johnson (Translator) The stories in this collection represent nearly thirty years of Naguib Mahfouz's career, the earliest having first appeared in Arabic in 1962 and the most recent in 1989. These stories have all the celebrated and distinctive qualities found in Mahfouz's novels: the denizens of the dark, narrow alleyways of Cairo who struggle to survive their pov... more »erty; dark ruminations on death; experiments with the supernatural; and witty excursions into Cairene middle-class life.
Naguib Mahfouz, born in 1911, has written over thirty novels and more than a hundred short stories. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1988. Today he lives in the Cairo suburb of Agouza.
Denys Johnson-Davies has published over twenty-five volumes of short stories, novels, and poetry translated from modern Arabic literature.