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By Naguib Mahfouz,Raymond Stock

On a faculty playground within the fashionable Cairo suburb of Abbasiya, 5 younger boys turn into pals for all times, creating a within sight café, Qushtumur, their favourite amassing spot ceaselessly. One is the narrator, who, in retrospect in his outdated age on their seven many years jointly, makes the opposite 4 the heroes of his story, a Proustian (and classically Mahfouzian) quest looking for misplaced time and the reminiscence of a much-changed position.
In a unbroken circulate of private triumphs and tragedies, their lives play out opposed to the backdrop of 2 international wars, the 1952 unfastened officials coup, the defeat of 1967 and the redemption of 1973, the assassination of a president, and the simmering uncertainties of the transitional Eighties. yet as their country grows and their local turns from the golf green, villa-studded paradise in their adolescence to a dense city desolate tract of looming towers, they nonetheless locate safe haven within the one enduring landmark of their ever-fading global: the common-or-garden coffeehouse referred to as Qushtumur.

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By Naguib Mahfouz,Raymond Stock

On a faculty playground within the fashionable Cairo suburb of Abbasiya, 5 younger boys turn into pals for all times, creating a within sight café, Qushtumur, their favourite amassing spot ceaselessly. One is the narrator, who, in retrospect in his outdated age on their seven many years jointly, makes the opposite 4 the heroes of his story, a Proustian (and classically Mahfouzian) quest looking for misplaced time and the reminiscence of a much-changed position.
In a unbroken circulate of private triumphs and tragedies, their lives play out opposed to the backdrop of 2 international wars, the 1952 unfastened officials coup, the defeat of 1967 and the redemption of 1973, the assassination of a president, and the simmering uncertainties of the transitional Eighties. yet as their country grows and their local turns from the golf green, villa-studded paradise in their adolescence to a dense city desolate tract of looming towers, they nonetheless locate safe haven within the one enduring landmark of their ever-fading global: the common-or-garden coffeehouse referred to as Qushtumur.

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