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Morning and Evening Talk


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A late work by the Egyptian Nobel literature laureate, Morning and Evening Talk is an epic tale of Egyptian life over five generations. Set in Cairo, it traces the fortunes of three families from the arrival of Napoleon at the end of the eighteenth century to the 1980s, using short character sketches arranged in alphabetical order. This highly experimental device produces a kind of biographical dictionary, whose individual entries come together to paint a vivid portrait of life in Cairo from a range of different ...

Morning and Evening Talk 2009, Anchor Books, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780307455062

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Morning and Evening Talk 2008, American University in Cairo Press

ISBN-13: 9789774160998