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The Automobile Club of Egypt

К»AlДЃКј AswДЃnД«

The Automobile Club of Egypt

by К»AlДЃКј AswДЃnД«

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Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Social conditions,
  • Politics and government,
  • Poverty,
  • Fiction

  • About the Edition

    The beating death of a once-respected Egyptian landowner-turned-servant in a luxury club subjects his widow and sons to poverty and turbulent politics that force the club"s oppressed employees to make a life-risking choice.

    Edition Notes

    StatementAlaa Al Aswany ; translation from the Arabic by Russell Harris
    ContributionsHarris, Russell, translator
    The Physical Object
    Pagination475 pages
    Number of Pages475
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL27220176M
    ISBN 100307947319
    ISBN 109780307947314
    OCLC/WorldCa928120060

    Chicago, a novel set in the city in which the author was educated, was published in January and his Automobile Club of Egypt was published in English in Al-Aswany’s name has also been included in the list of the Most Influential Muslims in the World, issued by the Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Center in Amman, Jordan. Automobile Club of Egypt. by Alaa Al Aswany. ISBN: SKU: Once a respected landowner, Abd el-Aziz Gaafar fell into penury and moved his family to Cairo, where he was forced into menial work at the Automobile Club—a refuge of colonial luxury for its European members.

      The Automobile Club of Egypt by Alaa al-Aswany – review Alaa al-Aswany’s latest work explores class divisions, corruption and injustice as the masters take the servants for a ride in s. Cairo at the very end of Ottoman rule. Behind the doors of the Automobile Club of Egypt, Egyptian staff attend to the every need of Cairo’s European elite - the way they always have done, it soon the social upheaval out on the street will break its way through the club’s gilded doors, and its inhabitants above and below stairs must all confront their choices: to live safely.

    In British-occupied Egypt, on the eve of the revolution, respected landowner Abd el-Aziz Gaafar has fallen on hard times. Bankrupt, he moves his family to Cairo and takes a menial job at the Automobile Club, a luxurious lodge for its European members, where Egyptians appear only as /5(3).   The Automobile Club of Egypt, by Alaa Al Aswany, translated by Russell Harris I picked this up on a whim at the library because I liked the s cover design, and took it home because I haven’t read anything translated from Egyptian since I read (and thoroughly disliked) Nobel prize winner Naguib Mahfouz’s Palace Walk in


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Exuberant and powerfully moving, The Automobile Club of Egypt is an essential work of social criticism from one of the Arab world’s greatest literary voices. About The Automobile Club of Egypt In British-occupied Egypt, on the eve of the revolution, respected landowner Abd el-Aziz Gaafar.

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As an institution of royal patronage, the Automobile Club of Al Aswany’s book is a reflection of wider Egyptian power structures.

For the king, the Club is. The Automobile Club of Egypt by Alaa al-Aswany review – a country on the brink of violent change. The Arab world’s bestselling author is currently being silenced by. In his new novel, The Automobile Club Of Egypt, the beloved, best-selling, award-winning Egyptian author Alaa Al Aswany finds an interesting solution.

He. The Automobile Club provides an opportunity for observing in parallel the debauched King, the down-trodden underclass and the Egyptians who keep the poor in subjection. As with "rajporn" the reader is torn between nostalgia for the passing of a social order, and the realisation that it could not last.4/5(65).

In British-occupied Egypt, on the eve of the revolution, respected landowner Abd el-Aziz Gaafar has fallen on hard times.

Bankrupt, he moves his family to Cairo and takes a menial job at the Automobile Club, a luxurious lodge for its European members, where Egyptians appear only as. The latest from bestselling Egyptian novelist Al Aswany memorably evokes corrupt British-occupied Egypt in the years before the revolution.

When well-respected landowner Abd el-Aziz Gaafar is. A rollicking, exuberant and powerfully moving story of a family swept up by social unrest in post–World War II Cairo Abd el-Aziz Gaafar, formerly a well-respected landowner now in the grip of penury, moves his family to Cairo and takes on menial work at the Automobile Club—a place of refuge and luxury for its European members, but one where Egyptians may appear only as servants.

Culture > Books > Reviews The Automobile Club of Egypt by Alaa al-Aswany; trans. Russell Harris, book review. Alaa al-Aswany retreats from the Author: Boyd Tonkin. Synopsis Cairo at the very end of Ottoman rule.

Behind the doors of the Automobile Club of Egypt, Egyptian staff attend to the every need of Cairo's European elite - Book Edition: Main.

'The Automobile Club' Tours Egypt's Troubled History. Aug • Alaa Al Aswany's new book sets the dynamics of a fallen family and an elitist car club against the tensions of post-World.

In “The Automobile Club of Egypt,” the latest novel by Alaa Al Aswany, he deploys the same literary techniques on display in his hugely popular “The Yacoubian Building” and less successful Author: Rayyan Al-Shawaf. The Automobile Club unfolds in the post-World War II years preceding another upheaval: the Egyptian Revolution of Then as now, [the novel] suggests, an old order's stubbornly protracted death delays a promising new world from being born /5(64).

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Abd el-Aziz, formerly a landowner but now in the grips of extreme poverty, moves his family to Cairo and takes on menial work in the storeroom of The Automobile Club.

While “The Yacoubian Building” was a novel of cutting social criticism that ended on a note of optimism and hope for a better future, “The Automobile Club of Egypt” – recently translated into Hebrew and already on some of the best-seller lists in Israel (it was published in English in ) – is, as befitting the circumstances described above, a dark novel swirling with evil that comes cloaked in a deceptive.

The Automobile Club of Egypt by Alaa Al Aswany, translated by Russell Harris, Alfred A. Knopf/Random House, pages There is much to like about The Automobile Club of Egypt, and an almost-equal.Summary: Abd el-Aziz Gaafar, formerly a well-respected landowner now in the grip of penury, moved his family to Cairo and took on menial work at the Automobile Club - a place of refuge and luxury for its European members, a place where Egyptians may appear only as servants.