The Beggar

By: Mahfouz, Naguib


Language: English


Set in Cairo in the early 1950s, this novel by Naguib Mahfouz portrays the psychological torment of Omar, an ardent revolutionary in his youth who in middle age has been left behind by Nasser's 1952 Revolution.

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Product Details
Language: English
Format: Softcover
Pages: 140 pp
Publisher: The American University in Cairo Press, 2002
ISBN: 9774241355
Topic: Novel - Arabic Fiction - Egypt

His conscience has died. As he struggles for psychological renewal, he sacrifices his work and his family to a series of illicit love affairs, which simply increase his alienation from himself and from the rest of the world.
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