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  • Published: 15 February 2010
  • ISBN: 9780307455079
  • Imprint: Knopf US
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 288
  • RRP: $24.99

The Dreams



These stories telescope epic tales into tersely haunting miniatures. A man finds his neighborhood has turned into a circus, but his joy turns to anger when he cannot escape it. An obscure writer finally achieves fame-through the epitaph on his grave. A group of friends telling jokes in an alley face the murderous revenge of an ancient Egyptian queen. Figures from Mahfouz's past-women he loved, men who inspired him, even fictional characters from his own novels-float through tales dreamed by a mind too fertile ever to rest, even in sleep.

  • Published: 15 February 2010
  • ISBN: 9780307455079
  • Imprint: Knopf US
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 288
  • RRP: $24.99

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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