First Edition of Naguib Mahfouz's Midaq Alley; Signed by Him

  • Midaq Alley.

Midaq Alley.

$4,500.00

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.

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