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The Mirage: A Modern Arabic Novel


The Mirage: A Modern Arabic Novel

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    Naguib Mahfouz
A psychological study of the first order with a subtly Freudian flavor, The Mirage is the autobiographical account of Kamil Ruâba, a tortured soul who finds himself struggling unduly to cope with lifeâs challenges. The internal torment and angst that dog him throughout his life and the tragic, ironic turns of events that overtake him as a young man are, to a great extent, the outworkings of his faulty upbringing. At the same time, they work together to drive home the novelâs underlying theme: the illusory, undependable nature of the world in which we live and the call to seek, beyond the outward and the ephemeral, that which is inward and enduring. The narrative, full of pathos, draws the reader unwittingly into a vicarious experience of Kamilâs agonies and ecstasies. As such, it is a specimen of Mahfouzâs prose at its finest.  
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  • PDF | 400 pages
  • Naguib Mahfouz
  • American University in Cairo Press
  • Unknown
  • 10
  • Literature Fiction
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