Naguib Mahfouz
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April  2015
100 pp.
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15X23 cm
$16.95
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ISBN 9789774167041
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The Thief and the Dogs

Naguib Mahfouz
Translated by M.M. Badawi
Trevor Le Gassick
Revised by John Rodenbeck

One of Mahfouz's best loved works, a tale of obsessional revenge, now in paperback

A thriller in form, a political and ethical analysis in substance. A professional thief and would-be killer, Said is an Egyptian Robin Hood whose thefts are motivated by powerful egalitarian principles, as well as by bitterness. His burning desire for revenge against those who betrayed him to the police carries him to the heights and depths of Cairo society during the early years of the 1952 Revolution.
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Naguib Mahfouz (1911–2006) was born in the crowded Cairo district of Gamaliya. He wrote nearly 40 novel-length works, plus hundreds of short stories and numerous screenplays. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1988. M.M. Badawi was an emeritus fellow of St. Antony's College Oxford, where he was the first person to teach Modern Arabic Literature. In 1992 he was awarded the King Faisal International Prize in Arabic Literature. Trevor Le Gassick is professor of Arabic literature at the International Institute of the University of Michigan and is the translator of a number of Arabic novels.

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“A multi-faceted story that is equal parts crime thriller, morality tale, and political allegory. . . . A ground-breaking work that allows the reader intimate access to the thoughts, emotions, and motivations of a man consumed by rage and hell-bent on self-destruction.”—The Big Read<br><br>

“This novel is short and sharp, but its themes are deep and its courage in tackling difficult questions remain as true today as it did forty years ago when the novel was first published.”—Curled Up with a Good Book<br><br>

“A tightly-knit, fast-paced novel that delves deeply into the mind of an intelligent, articulate man gone terribly astray.”—Knoji.com

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