The Dreams

The Dreams

In his ultimate years, Egyptian Nobel Laureate Naguib Mahfouz distilled his storyteller's paintings to its such a lot crucial point. Written with the compression and gear of goals, those poetic vignettes, initially gathered in books, The Dreams and Dreams of Departure, right here mixed in a single quantity for the 1st time.

 These tales telescope epic stories into tersely haunting miniatures. a guy reveals his local has changed into a circus, yet his pleasure turns to anger whilst he can't get away it. An vague author ultimately achieves fame-through the epitaph on his grave. a bunch of pals telling jokes in an alley face the murderous revenge of an old Egyptian queen. Figures from Mahfouz's past-women he enjoyed, males who encouraged him, even fictional characters from his personal novels-float via stories dreamed by means of a brain too fertile ever to leisure, even in sleep.

 Translated via Raymond Stock

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