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The Journey of Ibn Fattouma Paperback – 1 Nov 1993

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  • Paperback: 148 pages
  • Publisher: Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group (1 Nov. 1993)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0385423349
  • ISBN-13: 978-0385423342
  • Product Dimensions: 13.1 x 1.1 x 20.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,389,430 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Praise for Naguib Mahfouz:
"The greatest writer in one of the most widely understood languages in the world, a storyteller of the first order in any idiom." Vanity Fair
"A Dickens of the Cairo cafes." Newsweek
"The incredible variety of Naguib Mahfouz's writings continue to dazzle our eyes." The Washington Post
"Naguib Mahfouz virtually invented the novel as an Arab form.He excels at fusing deep emotion and soap opera." The New York Times Book Review
"Mahfouz's work is freshly nuanced and hauntingly lyrical.The Nobel Prize acknowledges the universal significance of his fiction." Los Angeles Times Book Review"

"The sheen of the Arabian Nights lends a magical glow to this resonant fable." --Boston Globe
"Amorality play extolling the virtues of tolerance and understanding." --Los Angeles Times
"The Journey of Ibn Fattouma is captivating in its simplicity." --Cleveland Plain Dealer
"Mahfouz's pithy parable mocks the hypocrisy of nations that wage war and maintain empire in the name of brotherhood and freedom." --Publishers Weekly
"A slender, magical parable of idealism and compromise through a stylized Middle East odyssey." --Kirkus Reviews
"A dreamy fable. . . . The arful mood of languor and Mahfouz's exactness of expression ensure that it will be well received." --Booklist
"As enchanting a tale as any he has written." --Library Journal


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In this pithy, powerful parable, the masterly Naguib Mahfouz explores life's secrets and the mysterious maze of the human heart--a mystical and lyrical "Pilgrim's Progress set in a mythical, timeless Middle East.

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