First Edition of Naguib Mahfouz's Midaq Alley; Signed by Him
Item Number: 273
Beruit: Khayats, 1966.
First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Fine in a very good plus dust jacket. Signed by Naguib Mahfouz. One of the Nobel Laureate’s first novels to be translated into English.
Midaq Alley follows the lives of the inhabitants of a small, forgotten back alley in Cairo. The bizarre lives of the characters - a bar owner, a spinster, and the local beauty - come to life through this ingenious satire. In 1994, Midaq Alley was adapted to the screen by Mexican filmmaker Jorge Fons and won a Special Mention at the 45th Berlin International Film Festival.