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  • Published: 1 March 2002
  • ISBN: 9780385498364
  • Imprint: Knopf US
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 464
  • RRP: $34.99

Respected Sir, Wedding Song



A new volume of three novels–previously published separately by Anchor–by Naguib Mahfouz, winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature. Together with The Beggar, The Thief and The Dogs, and Autumn Quail (published by Anchor in December 2000), these novels represent a comprehensive collection of Mahfouz’s artful meditations on post-revolution Egypt. Diverse in style and narrative technique, they render a nuanced and universally resonant vision of modern life in the Middle East.

Respected Sir, “a latter-day Bleak House in Arabic” (The New York Times), revisits a familiar theme–vaulting ambition–in a powerful and religious metaphor. Wedding Song, “one of Mahfouz’s most enjoyable works” (The Chicago Tribune), is a psychological drama, focusing on how four very different kinds of minds apprehend and reckon with the realities that surround them. The Search is a powerful, lurid, and compelling story of lust, greed, and murder.

“The incredible variety of Mahfouz’s writing continues to dazzle our eyes.”–The Washington Post

  • Published: 1 March 2002
  • ISBN: 9780385498364
  • Imprint: Knopf US
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 464
  • RRP: $34.99

About the author

Naguib Mahfouz

Naguib Mahfouz was an Egyptian author who won the Nobel Prize for Literature for his writing. He is probably best known for his acclaimed 'Cairo Trilogy'. Comprising three novels - Palace Walk, Palace of Desire and Sugar Street - it explores three generations of one Cairene family between 1917 and 1953.

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