Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 February 2011

208 Pages

5 x 8 inches

ISBN: 9789774163517

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The Coffeehouse

Naguib Mahfouz
Translated by Raymond Stock

A Publication of The American University in Cairo Press

A novel of loss and memory from the Egyptian Nobel laureate.

On a school playground in the stylish Cairo suburb of Abbasiya, five young boys become friends for life, making a nearby café, Qushtumur, their favorite gathering spot forever. One is the narrator, who, looking back in his old age on their seven decades together, makes the other four the heroes of his tale, a Proustian (and classically Mahfouzian) quest in search of lost time and the memory of a much-changed place.


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