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    Naguib Mahfouz ✓ 3 review download µ eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ Naguib Mahfouz read & download بين القصرين Two years ago I spotted Palace Walk in a bookshelf and thought that this might be an interesting read because the last time I encountered a story that has something to do with Muslim culture was in Khaled Hosseini's The Kite Runner and that was it Still I always strive to expand my preferences and immerse myself on literature that is culturally diverse than I'm used to In all honesty I also selected to buy this partic

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    [بين القصرين] E–pub ☆ Naguib Mahfouz The Palace Walk by Naguib Mahfouz is by far the best work of fiction that I have read this year and is now one of my top ten favourite novels The Palace Walk is the first volume of “The Cairo Trilogy” It centers on the life of an Egyptian Muslim family living through the period between the end of World War I and the beginning of the 1919 revolution against British rule a time of dramatic change in Egypt The

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    [بين القصرين] E–pub ☆ Naguib Mahfouz Naguib Mahfouz ✓ 3 review read & download بين القصرين The Nobel Prize in Literature 1988 was awarded to Naguib Mahfouz who through works rich in nuance now clear sightedly realistic now evocatively

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    [بين القصرين] E–pub ☆ Naguib Mahfouz Naguib Mahfouz ✓ 3 review read & download بين القصرين She told him frankly that he was excessively conservative in his treatment of his family It was abnormal When I started reading this I was immediately reminded of nineteenth century classics such as Middlemarch or Trollope's Palliser Novels a story where 'the marriage plot' is supreme and where an extended family's dramas play out against a

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    [بين القصرين] E–pub ☆ Naguib Mahfouz The way love can disregard fears however is an age old wonder No fear is able to spoil love's development or keep it from dreaming of its appointed hourPalace Walk is a sweeping realist survey of a middle class family in Cairo The novel covers two years or so from 1917 19 culminating in the Egyptian Revolution which overthrew the British Protectorate The Abd al Jawad family is dominated by the father an ostensibly pious

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    [بين القصرين] E–pub ☆ Naguib Mahfouz This is a story of tyranny in the name of protection showing us a political oppressor and a familial one While the British exercise control over the Egyptians in Cairo Al Sayyid Ahmad does the same over his wife and children behind the walls

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  • بين القصرين
  • Naguib Mahfouz
  • English
  • 15 October 2018
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بين القصرين review à 103 A sweeping and evocative portrait of both a family and a country struggling to move toward independence in a society that has resisted change for centuries Set against the backdrop of Britain's occupation of. Two years ago I spotted Palace Walk in a bookshelf and thought that this might be an interesting read because the last time I encountered a story that has something to do with Muslim culture was in Khaled Hosseini s The Kite Runner and that was it Still I always strive to expand my preferences and immerse myself on literature that is culturally diverse than I m used to In all honesty I also selected to buy this particular book because of the Nobel Prize Awardee label attached to it So trusting that alone I essentially went blind purchasing this novel not knowing what to expect I didn t even research about the book afterwards and only done so once I finally finished it last night during a four day Holy Week vacation at a beach resort In addition to reading Magneto Testament which I just finished under an hour Palace Walk has filled my humid sea drenched days with unexpected humor and entertainment each time I turn its pages because this was actually a witty book filled with cultural and psychological insights on a lifestyle and struggle I was never very familiar with but could very much deeply relate to nonetheless It was rather shocking for me then to be this insatiably riveted about a novel that mainly derives its drama and development from one family that s composed of some of the most well rounded compelling and sympathetic characters I have ever come across in literature I was mistaken to believe this is going to be an intimidating and difficult novel to peruse through much like The Kite Runner which could be gruelling and depressing at times I really thought this would be challenging in a sense that its exploration or themes would be dark and serious but I was pleased to have been misled by that first impression Palace Walk is an utter delight and a novel I can definitely say is very much character centered in its approach and exposition Writer Naguib Mafouz found his story s core strength and purpose by ensuring that these characters that readers would get to spend time with are always engaging and vibrant that we never stopped caring about them for a second I may not always agree with certain characters habits temperament and actions but Mafouz has shown brilliant calibre because he managed to infuse just the right details concerning their personal lives that readers can t help but sympathize with them anyway Set in 1917 in Cairo Egypt during the first World War the novel could have stressed and divulged on the political climate which had engulfed the place and its constituents at the time but in all honesty we never truly touch upon that until the last hundred pages or so of this five hundred paged book What the writer chose to dwell on instead is the Abd al Jawad family who is the integral part of the overall narrative structure for Palace Walk The author spent a great majority of the story tackling the inner conflicts and dynamics present within this household with the father al Sayyid Ahmad his doting and subservient wife Amina and their three sons Yasin Fahmy and Kamal and two daughters Khadija and Aisha Their individual roles personalities and relationships with each other never fail to be a source of not only endless amusement for me but also substantial reflections about social issues As awfully entertaining Palace Walk has been in the way the writer dwelt with much of the interactions and scenes using wit and humor Mafouz was also able to tackle general sensitive issues with sheer elegance and understanding and they concern mostly of the submissive parts that women in general play during that time as dictated by their religious practices as well as the pronounced gender dichotomy and bias that are so ridiculous through our modern perception by now Now I have never considered myself a staunch feminist but it did make me wonder if there are particular scenarios in this book that might possibly offend me if I did view it as a feminist in the first place which by the way I never claimed to be My own socio political leanings aside I was still very much appalled with the fact that the Muslim women in this book are not allowed to go to school or learn issues from the outside world Their needs must always coincide with the men in their family and their duties and fulfilment should always be centered around domesticity and homemaking I think this has always been the case though some Islam based countries have started to radically change these old world practices But taking into account the times this book was written in I suppose I can understand why this is the way women are portrayed because it s an honest depiction of the lives they led at the time Regardless I believe Mahfouz has written these themes with surprising optimism that blended so well with the tactful way he approached the issue I never felt bad for the women In fact I developed genuine admiration for them with the way they managed to find the smallest joys even if I can t for the life of me imagine living such a heavily restricted existence where I m not allowed to study in school form my opinions and speak my mind make my own choices and find a career other than being a housewife and mother I try to avoid contextualizing my modern sensibilities as I read Palace Walk though and doing so has made me enjoyed the novel and the characters a lot For me to futher illustrate this gender dichotomy for this review let s take the mother Amina as an example She is one of my top favorites and I find her to be impressive in spirit and character She is virtuous and steadfast in her devotion to her philandering husband and possesses a naturally curious mind that never truly realizes its potentials only because of the limitations that precede her gender Her only means to learn about new information is through her sons who adore her enough to include her in their intellectual debates and discussions some of the time It was mentioned later on that there are women who are allowed by their husbands to go outside every once in a while but Amina s husband al Sayyid Ahmad is just too much of a conservative and controlling patriarch that wants to dominate everyone in his household The thing that really pisses me off about this man is that he s a hypocrite He maintains a false fa ade around his family while living a completely hedonistic life when he s around his co workers and multiple lovers Later on I began to pity him because he was always so concerned about keeping up appearances that his children have only known how to fear him and not love him That s I think is the greatest tragedy for a father but I don t think he will ever realize this nor is it a concern of his As for the children I really loved the eldest daughter Khadija and the youngest Kamal Khadija is definitely relatable because she is opinionated and shows a lot of intelligence which sadly only gets to shine through her deflective use of sarcasm to cover up her insecurities Much of her conflict revolves around being unmarried at twenty and the preference of suitors and potentials husbands to her younger sister Aisha whom I find only remarkable in beauty and not in personality Kamal on the other hand is inuisitive and playful always living in his imagination and daydreams which makes him often a problem for his family I love him very much though because of his inclination to learn and his outward sunny disposition even if his father disapproves of him as well as his affectionate relationships with his mother and sisters which I hope will stay the same even when he grows older The older two sons Yasin and Fahmy are well written characters themselves Yasin is the son from al Sayyid Ahmad s first marriage and he is probably the closest one who mirrors his father in a lot of ways mostly his unflattering and vain ualities such as the way he perceives women and wrongly asserts his morality for the sake of a false sense of masculine security Again as much as I dislike both of these men I can understand why they believe they have a right to live their lives according only to their pleasure and whims with callous disregard of the way their loved ones would feel Meanwhile Fahmy is the second son who is an aspiring lawyer and is very much interested to involve himself in the inner workings of politics which I think could lead to some potentially disastrous results especially since they are living during wartime I like Fahmy enough because aside from Kamal who is still fairly young he doesn t seem to be that preoccupied with lustful adventures unlike his father and brother and finds satisfaction in scholarly matters Still the truth remains that the gender dichotomy that their culture and society permeates is harmful in this sense I believe Though the men are free to be who they want to be they are still eually oppressed because they also feel that they have to play parts that serve to hide who they are and how they feel inside all for the sake of machismo and patriarchy Basically the selling point of this novel is that it s well balanced there are light and funny parts as well as serious discussions about religion and political strife all the while the author himself took much care and sensitivity in regards to the way he characterized his protagonists in the context of their own belief systems that may not always be agreeable but were articulated authentically enough to merit some contemplation This book is also part of a trilogy and I will certainly pick up the next two books because I am intrigued and invested on the world that Mahfouz has created Palace Walk excels in the exploration of the day to day pressures self reflection and relationships of its characters As a reader I can t help but care about their welfare even with Yasin and al Sayyid Ahmad whom I only have lukewarm feelings for I was able to celebrate the joys and despair the losses that these characters experienced as I glided comfortably through the pages and I think that alone makes this novel very commendable and worth the read Overall Palace Walk is humorous insightful and easily enjoyable If you like character centered plots and family drama in general then this book might appeal to you It doesn t take itself that seriously and when it does it can be warm and sublime in a lot of aspects allowing readers to appreciate and value the richness of their own beliefs and idiosyncrasies as contrasted or reflected by the Abd al Jawad family s own RECOMMENDED 810DO READ MY REVIEWS AT

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بين القصرين review à 103 Of Cairo A tyrant at home Ahmad forces his gentle oppressed wife and two daughters to live cloistered lives behind the house's latticed windows while his three very different sons live in fear of his harsh wi. The Nobel Prize in Literature 1988 was awarded to Naguib Mahfouz who through works rich in nuance now clear sightedly realistic now evocatively ambiguous has formed an Arabian narrative art that applies to all mankindThese words hold true here they fit this novel well Palace Walk is the first in a series of three entitled The Cairo Trilogy It was published in 1956 but didn t come out in English until 1990The story is about a Muslim Arab family living in Cairo It opens in 1917 during the First World War It ends in 1919 carrying the story through the Egyptian Revolution of 1919 Wiki It is a book of historical fiction but it is first and foremost about family The family consists of the tyrannical father a shopkeeper and his subservient wife He goes by the name of al Sayyid Ahmad Abd al Jawad Her name is Amina They have five children Yasin the eldest son of twenty one born to the father s earlier wife Khadija the sharp tongued eldest daughter of twenty Fahmy a politically oriented student of law eighteen years of age Aisha the pretty blonde haired blue eyed youngest daughter of sixteen and Kamal a rambunctious schoolboy of nine Add to this a longtime employed maid Umm Hanafi Four are of the marrying age so of course we see if they marry and if so whom It is not hard to keep track of who is who despite Arabic names This is because each on is so distinct Characters are nuanced even the horrid licentious dictatorial father The members of the family have different personalities there is not a chance of mixing them up They bicker and yet it is evident they dearly love each other too What they say to each other feels very real When the story is over you think this is a wonderful story that shows what it is to be family It is a story focused on character portrayalThe ending is just as it should be It doesn t end with a cliff hanger Pick up the next in the series or don t it s up to you I am left with a warm good feeling of what family is all about The ending is both realistic and optimistic a mix of sweet and sad good and badNeil Shah narrates the audiobook His narration I have given three stars When we are told what is happening who does this and who does that the narration is fine It is clear and read at an easy to follow pace However in the dialogues when the different characters speak Shah uses different intonations These intonations I detest Thy are alternately screechy or gruff and exaggerated I averaged out the good and the bad and have ended up with three stars for the narration I like this book a lot It gives an accurate description of family any family It also gives the reader a feeling for life in Cairo at the beginning of the 20th century You get a feel for the time and place culture and traditions are well drawn Naguib Mahfouz is a Nobel Prize winner that I do recommend Look again at the reason given for why he won the prize Those words tell you what you will get Blue Moose rich in nuance now clear sightedly Reindeer and Caribou realistic now evocatively ambiguous has formed an Arabian narrative art that applies to all mankindThese words hold true here they fit this novel well Palace Walk is the first in a series of three entitled The Cairo Trilogy It was published in 1956 but didn t come out in English until 1990The story is about a Muslim Arab family living in Cairo It opens in 1917 during the First World War It ends in 1919 carrying the story through the Egyptian Revolution of 1919 Wiki It is a book of historical fiction but it is first and foremost about family The family consists of the tyrannical father a shopkeeper and his subservient wife He goes by the name of al Sayyid Ahmad Abd al Jawad Her name is Amina They have five children Yasin the eldest son of twenty one born to the father s earlier wife Khadija the sharp tongued eldest daughter of twenty Fahmy a politically oriented student of law eighteen years of age Aisha the pretty blonde haired blue eyed youngest daughter of sixteen and Kamal a The Soul Thief rambunctious schoolboy of nine Add to this a longtime employed maid Umm Hanafi Four are of the marrying age so of course we see if they marry and if so whom It is not hard to keep track of who is who despite Arabic names This is because each on is so distinct Characters are nuanced even the horrid licentious dictatorial father The members of the family have different personalities there is not a chance of mixing them up They bicker and yet it is evident they dearly love each other too What they say to each other feels very Niko Love Me Harder #2 reader a feeling for life in Cairo at the beginning of the 20th century You get a feel for the time and place culture and traditions are well drawn Naguib Mahfouz is a Nobel Prize winner that I do The Soul Thief recommend Look again at the Exploring Microsoft Office 2016 Volume 1; MyLab IT with Pearson eText--Access Card--for Exploring Microsoft Office 2016 reason given for why he won the prize Those words tell you what you will get

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بين القصرين review à 103 Egypt immediately after World War I Palace Walk introduces us to the Al Jawad familyAhmad a middle class shopkeeper runs his household strictly according to the ur'an while at night he explores the pleasures. The Palace Walk by Naguib Mahfouz is by far the best work of fiction that I have read this year and is now one of my top ten favourite novels The Palace Walk is the first volume of The Cairo Trilogy It centers on the life of an Egyptian Muslim family living through the period between the end of World War I and the beginning of the 1919 revolution against British rule a time of dramatic change in Egypt The novel is an engrossing story of epic proportions Each character is examined individually and as a cog in the machine of this interesting Muslim family There is the patriarchal father that rules with an iron fist the mother who has not left her house in over two decades and male and female children all with their own dreams who have to conform to a ruthless father and a hypocritical society Just as you are really getting to know the Ahmad family the novel turns towards the 1919 revolution against British rule and its repercussions Here the structure of the family starts to crack and ultimately they will never be the sameThis is powerfully moving novel I waited a month to review this book to see if its influence had worn off of me but it has not I continue to think about its characters and wonder what will happen to them I will read the next two volumes of this trilogy and I look forward to every wordIf you read The Palace Walk in English then you are reading a translation but even the translation is a work of art I cannot even begin to contemplate what it must be like to read it in Arabic The prose is both beautiful and powerful a pleasure to contemplate By the way we have Jackie Kennedy Onassis to thank for getting this work published She read Mahfouz in French and encouraged the publishers she worked for at Double Day to translate The Cairo Trilogy into English He could not imagine that the world of the emotions had infiltrated the atmosphere of his home which he vigilantly strove to keep one of stern purity and immaculate innocence