Miramar by Naguib Mahfouz

Miramar Paperback Dec 14 1992

By Naguib Mahfouz
Paperback
$10.12 USD

This highly charged fable set in Alexandria, Egypt, in the late 1960s, centers on the guests of the Pension Miramar as they compete for the attention of the young servant Zohra. Zohra is a beautiful peasant girl who fled her family to escape an arranged marriage. She becomes the focus of jealousies and conflicts among the Miramar's residents, who include an assortment of radicals and aristocrats floundering in the wake of the Egyptian revolution. It becomes clear that the uneducated but strong-willed Zohra is the only one among them who knows what she wants. As the situation spirals toward violence and tragedy, the same sequence of events is retold from the perspective of four different residents, in the manner of Akira Kurosawa's Rashomon, weaving a nuanced portrait of the intricacies of post-revolutionary Egyptian life.

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Product Details

Format
Paperback
Publisher
Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group
Publication date
Dec 14 1992
Language
English
ISBN-13
9780385264785
ISBN-10
038526478X
Weight
185g
Dimensions
133mm x 203mm