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ISBN: 0385264666
Author: Naguib Mahfouz
Language: English
Publisher: Anchor; Reissue edition (December 1, 1990)
Pages: 512
Category: History & Criticism
Subcategory: Literature
Rating: 4.2
Votes: 729
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Naguib Mahfouz was born in Cairo in 1911 and began writing when he was seventeen.

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The Cairo Trilogy book. Palace Walk, volume 1 of the trilogy, shifts gears from a family saga to a historical drama when Mahfouz begins to highlight the forces and events surrounding the Egyptian revolution against the British occupation. With extraordinary realism and visceral affect, he brings to life the sights, sounds, and motives of the populace to confront the injustices of colonialism.

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Автор: Mahfouz Naguib Название: Palace Walk: The Cairo Trilogy, Volume 1 Издательство: Random House (USA) .

Описание: Filled with compelling drama, earthy humour and remarkable insight, this book traces three generations of the family of tyrannical patriarch al-Sayyid Ahmad Abd al-Jawad, who rules his household with a strict hand while living a secret life of self-indulgence.

The Cairo Trilogy is a trilogy of novels written by the Egyptian novelist and Nobel Prize winner Naguib Mahfouz, and one of the prime works of his literary career. Palace of Desire ( قصر الشوق, Qasr al-Shawq, 1957). Sugar Street ( السكرية, Al-Sukkariyya, 1957).

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The Cairo Trilogy - 1 ). Naguib Mahfouz. Palace Walk is the first novel in Nobel Prize-winner Naguib Mahfouz’s magnificent Cairo Trilogy, an epic family saga of colonial Egypt that is considered his masterwork. The novels of the Cairo Trilogy trace three generations of the family of tyrannical patriarch al-Sayyid Ahmad Abd al-Jawad, who rules his household with a strict hand while living a secret life of self-indulgence.

Volume I of the masterful Cairo Trilogy. A national best-seller in both hardcover and paperback, it introduces the engrossing saga of a Muslim family in Cairo during Egypt's occupation by British forces in the early 1900s.

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Brick my own
A fascinating look at Muslim life in Cairo at the beginning of the 20th century. The cloistered lives of the women seem almost like exaggerations at times; they are expected to live their lives entirely inside the home and under cover. In fact, a hidden life is seen as a privilege that is not provided to women of the lower classes. Yet the women live in comfortable innocence, with great faith in god, and enormous, protective love for their families. The daily coffee hour, attended by all the family except the father, is full of teasing, love, news, and debate. The lives of the women seem so good, so safe and happy, especially in contrast to the hypocritical, vice-ridden lives of the autocratic, adulterous, self-important adult men. (Yet even these men are depicted with compassion and understanding, so that one understands the roots of their hypocrisy and sees their humanity.) The one pure and honest man pays for his integrity -- in fact, the whole family pays. And the young boy, emerging slowly from his childhood in this first book of the trilogy, appears to be the hope for the future.
Alsardin
Beautifully written, gently flowing story of a Muslim family in Cairo in the early part of the 1900's. Wonderful characterisation of all the family members from the despotic father who enjoyed the best of both worlds, his peace making but submissive wife Amina and his very different offspring.My favourite being Kamal with his quest for knowledge and his wide eyed innocence.

Will hopefully get to the other two novels in the series very soon. A different way of life, a different culture but at heart the story of a family.
Skillet
“Habit woke her at this hour. It was an old habit she had developed when young and it had stayed with her as she matured. She had learned it along with the other rules of married life. She woke up at midnight to await her husband’s return from his evening’s entertainment. Then she would serve him until he went to sleep.”

Originally published in 1956 in Arabic, Palace Walk is the first part of trilogy written by Nobel Prize winner Naguib Mahfouz. From the opening pages, the reader is given a glimpse into the life of a Cairo family near the end of the first world war. The father, a conservative Muslim, keeps his women confined to their home, and yet himself carouses at night, drinking and having affairs with various women. He rules his sons with an iron fist, and yet they each, in their own way, rebel against him. When WW I ends, Egypt is embroiled in a push for independence from Britain, and the family is caught up in the struggle.

This book is masterful on many levels. First, the story is excellent. It had me hooked immediately. Second, there is a great opportunity to learn about Egypt on the eve of independence, and the life of a Muslim family faced with political and cultural change. Third, I loved the subtle comparison of the oppression enforced by the family patriarch when placed next to their outrage against British oppression. Simply brilliant.
Jeyn
Palace Walk, Bayn al-Qasrayn, is a street in Cairo, Egypt, where Ahmad Abd al-Jawad lives with his second wife, three sons, and two daughters. At the beginning of the book, World War I is winding down and Egypt is still an English protectorate.

PALACE WALK is written in omniscient point of view with shifting viewpoints. Ahmad Abd al Jawad, however, is the main character. He rules his household with an iron fist. His wife is forbidden to leave the house; his daughters must never be seen by a man until after their marriages are arranged. However, Jawad has a hidden side to his personality. After working all day at a kind of grocery store he owns, he spends his nights partying with his friends and cheating on his wife. He is the "life of the party," the direct opposite of the way he behaves around his family. His sons have never even seen him smile.

Yasin, Jawad's adult son from his first marriage, is the spitting image of the old man. He spends his nights drinking and carousing, but he suffers from an almost total lack of self control. Fahmy, the second son, is a law student. His story line focuses on Egypt's fight for independence once the war is over. Khadija is the older daughter, who, unfortunately, has her father's nose and little prospects for a husband; she also has a biting sense of humor; Aisha is the beautiful second daughter who shames Khadija by marrying first. Kamal, is a mischievous ten-year-old.

Much of Jamal's dialogue consists of quotes from the Koran; Jawad also attends mosque with his sons and has a prayer rug in his bedroom. Still, religion seems to be rather low on Jawad's list of priorities. Much of the narrative includes internal monologues where Jawad congratulates himself on what a good father, businessman, and patriot he is. He sees absolutely no problem with his carousing as long as he meets his religious expectations.

The real worth of PALACE WALK in my mind is Mahfouz's employing the Arab family to show that there isn't a whole lot of difference in families the world over. Yasin, Fahmy and the girls meet during coffee hour, during which time they tease each other unrelentingly, just like brothers and sisters in America. They gossip and spy on their neighbors; they argue about how to deal with their father.

For me, the real star of the novel is Kamal. He doesn't have a problem with making friends with the British soldiers, despite the fact that his brother Yasin is called a traitor for doing the same thing. He's the only one in the family who has the courage to stand up to his father's bullying, although he gets his "ears smoked" in the process.

The ending is definitely ironic. It has to do with Jawad's ambivalence toward his son Fahmy's "freedon fighting." Jawad hates the idea of his son's defiance (Fahmy wouldn't swear on the Koran to stay away from the demonstrations against the protectorate), but he wouldn't mind having a patriot son to brag about to his carousing friends.

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