The Search

The Search

by Naguib Mahfouz

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Overview

A powerful story of lust, greed and murder.  Unflinching, tough, and dramatic, The Search was most certainly intended to be a harsh criticism of Post-Revolution morality, but, on its most elemental level, it is  a lurid and compelling tale.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780525431695
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 06/15/2016
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 144
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Naguib Mahfouz was born in Cairo in 1911 and began writing when he was seventeen. His nearly forty novels and hundreds of short stories range from re-imaginings of ancient myths to subtle commentaries on contemporary Egyptian politics and culture. Of his many works, most famous is The Cairo Trilogy, consisting of Palace Walk (1956), Palace of Desire (1957), and Sugar Street (1957), which focuses on a Cairo family through three generations, from 1917 until 1952. In 1988, he was the first writer in Arabic to be awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. He died in August 2006.

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The Search 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Griff on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A taut drama about desperation and obsession. Choices made and reasons why unfold throughout until the final desperate act is carried out. I couldn't help but think that in Hitchcock's hands, this would have made a great film. Excellent story and storytelling.