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Alaa Al Aswany: The Yacoubian Building Alaa Al Aswany: The Yacoubian Building

Published in Arabic in 2002 and in an English translation in 2004, the book, ostensibly set in 1990 at about the time of the first Gulf War, is a roman à clef and scathing portrayal of modern Egyptian society since the coup d'état (aka Revolution) of 1952. The locale of the novel is downtown Cairo, with the titular apartment building (which actually exists) serving as both a metaphor for contemporary Egypt and a unifying location in which most of the primary characters either live or work and in which much of the novel's action takes place.

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Harper Perennial, New York, 2007
256 oldal · puhatáblás · ISBN: 9780007243624 · Fordította: Humphrey Davies
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Fourth Estate, London, 2007
272 oldal · keménytáblás · ISBN: 9780007243617

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