An Anchor Original Egyptian Nobel Laureate Naguib Mahfouz distilled his powerful storyteller's art to its most essential level in these poetic vignettes, originally collected in two books, "The Dreams "and "Dreams of Departure," and here combined in one volume for the first time. These one-and two-page pieces telescope epic tales into tersely haunting miniatures. A man finds his neighborhood turned into a circus, but his joy turns to anger when he cannot escape it. A group of joke-telling friends provoke the murderous revenge of an ancient Egyptian queen. Figures from Mahfouz's past--women he loved, men who inspired him, and even characters from his novels--float through these tales dreamed by a mind too fertile ever to rest, even in sleep.
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204 x 132 x 16 mm
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