The Yacoubian building
(Book)

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Contributors
Davies, Humphrey T. translator.
Published
Cairo ; American University in Cairo Press, ©2004.
ISBN
9774248627, 9789774248627, 9780060878139, 0060878134
Physical Desc
253 pages ; 24 cm.
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Published
Cairo ; American University in Cairo Press, ©2004.
Format
Book
Language
English
ISBN
9774248627, 9789774248627, 9780060878139, 0060878134

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General Note
Subtitle from cover.
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (page 253).
Description
The Yacoubian Building holds all that Egypt was and has become over the 75 years since its namesake was built on one of downtown Cairo's main boulevards. From the pious son of the building's doorkeeper and the raucous, impoverished squatters on its roof, via the tattered aristocrat and the gay intellectual in its apartments, to the ruthless businessman whose stores occupy its ground floor, each sharply etched character embodies a facet of modern Egypt -- where political corruption, ill-gotten wealth, and religious hypocrisy are natural allies, where the arrogance and defensiveness of the powerful find expression in the exploitation of the weak, where youthful idealism can turn quickly to extremism, and where an older, less violent vision of society may yet prevail. Alaa Al Aswany's novel caused an unprecedented stir when it was first published in 2002 and has remained the world's best selling novel in the Arabic language since.
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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

(2004). The Yacoubian building . American University in Cairo Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Aswānī, ʻAlāʼ, 1957- and Humphrey T. Davies. 2004. The Yacoubian Building. American University in Cairo Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Aswānī, ʻAlāʼ, 1957- and Humphrey T. Davies. The Yacoubian Building American University in Cairo Press, 2004.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Aswānī, ʻAlāʼ, and Humphrey T Davies. The Yacoubian Building American University in Cairo Press, 2004.

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