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Echoes of An Autobiography. by  Naguib; Foreword by Nadine Gordimer Mahfouz - Signed First Edition - 1997 - from Raptis Rare Books (SKU: 1907)

Echoes of An Autobiography.

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Echoes of An Autobiography.

by Mahfouz, Naguib; Foreword by Nadine Gordimer

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New York: Doubleday, 1997. First edition of this autobiography by the first Arab writer to be awarded the Nobel Prize in literature. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by both Nobel Laureates Naguib Mahfouz and Nadine Gordimer, who contributed the foreword to this volume. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Both signatures were obtained in person. Naguib Mahfouz was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1988 for his status as one of the first contemporary writers of Arabic literature to explore themes of existentialism (Gordon, 2007). He published 34 novels, 350 short stories, dozens of movie scripts, and five plays over a 70-year career. Many of his works have been made into Egyptian and foreign films. Mahfouz's work describes the development of his country, Egypt, in the 20th-century but in a manner that combine the literary techniques of Eastern and Western literature, authors such as Marcel Proust and Franz Kafka. His stories are set in the densely populated urban areas of Cairo, and his characters are ordinary people who must cope with the modernization of society and the temptations of Western values.


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Echoes of An Autobiography.
Mahfouz, Naguib; Foreword by Nadine Gordimer
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New York
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Echoes of An Autobiography Mahfouz first edition, Naguib Mahfouz First Editio n
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About Raptis Rare Books

Founded by Matthew and Adrienne Raptis, Raptis Rare Books is an antiquarian book firm that specializes in literature, children's books, economics, photo books, signed and inscribed books, and landmark books in all fields. Our business model is simple: we strive to handle books that are in exceptional condition and to provide exceptional customer service. We are proud members of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America (ABAA) and the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB) and exhibit at major book fairs in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Boston, as well as other regional fairs.


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