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Heart of the Night
 
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A classic Mahfouz story exploring themes of marriage across class lines, spirituality, and the harsh realities of a precarious life

Jaafar Ibrahim Sayyed al-Rawi, the main character in this most recently translated Mahfouz novel, is guided by his motto, “let life be filled with holy madness to the last breath.” He narrates his life story to a friend during one long night in a café in old Cairo. Through a series of bad decisions, he has lost everything: his family, his position in society, and his fortune. A man driven by his passions, he married a beautiful Bedouin nomad for love, and as a consequence pays a punishingly high price. From a life of comfort with a promising future guaranteed by his wealthy grandfather, he descends to the spartan life of a pauper, after being disinherited. Jaafar faces his tribulations with surprising stoicism and hope, sustained by his strong convictions, his spirituality, his sense of mission, and his deep desire to bring social justice to his people.

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Writer : Naguib Mahfouz
Translated by : Aida A. Bamia
English Edition : Mar 2011
Hardbound : 112 pp.
ISBN : 9789774164538
Product Dimensions : 8 X 5.1 X 0.5 inch
Weight : 0.320 kg
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Category: A.U.C. Press Books

Subcategory: Arabic Literature

Quantity: 1
Price:   11.99 $    $ 9.59
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