Egypt

Naguib Mahfouz Day: Teaching, Translating, Memories, and More

The prize he helped fund, and which is named for him, is now in its twenty-second year, and will be announced later today. 

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‘Apartment in Bab El Louk’: Collaborative Alienation

These short sentences don′t appear on the page as a block. Instead, they′re arranged in a cat-shaped poem, sneaking around after the reader. Here as elsewhere, the book doesn′t focus on plot, but on atmosphere. And what we learn about Bab El Louk is always partial, distant, askance.