An edition of The Yacoubian Building (2005)

L'immeuble Yacoubian

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An edition of The Yacoubian Building (2005)

L'immeuble Yacoubian

  • 3.67 ·
  • 3 Ratings
  • 9 Want to read
  • 0 Currently reading
  • 3 Have read

This controversial bestselling novel in the Arab world reveals the political corruption, sexual repression, religious extremism, and modern hopes of Egypt today.All manner of flawed and fragile humanity reside in the Yacoubian Building, a once-elegant temple of Art Deco splendor now slowly decaying in the smog and bustle of downtown Cairo: a fading aristocrat and self-proclaimed "scientist of women"; a sultry, voluptuous siren; a devout young student, feeling the irresistible pull toward fundamentalism; a newspaper editor helplessly in love with a policeman; a corrupt and corpulent politician, twisting the Koran to justify his desires.These disparate lives careen toward an explosive conclusion in Alaa Al Aswany's remarkable international bestseller. Teeming with frank sexuality and heartfelt compassion, this book is an important window on to the experience of loss and love in the Arab world.

Publish Date
Publisher
Actes Sud
Language
French
Pages
324

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Cover of: The Yacoubian Building
The Yacoubian Building
2007, Fourth Estate
Hardcover
Cover of: The Yacoubian Building
The Yacoubian Building
2007, Fourth Estate
Cover of: L'immeuble Yacoubian
L'immeuble Yacoubian
2007, Actes Sud
in French
Cover of: The Yacoubian Building
The Yacoubian Building: A Novel
August 1, 2006, Harper Perennial
in English
Cover of: The Yacoubian Building
The Yacoubian Building
2006, HarperCollins
Electronic resource in English
Cover of: The Yacoubian Building
The Yacoubian Building: A Novel
August 1, 2006, Harper Perennial
Paperback in English
Cover of: The Yacoubian Building
The Yacoubian Building
March 1, 2005, American University in Cairo Press
Hardcover in English - New Ed edition

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Published in
France

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Number of pages
324
Dimensions
18 x 11 x 2 centimeters

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL26362688M
Internet Archive
limmeubleyacoubi0000aswa
ISBN 10
274276934X
ISBN 13
9782742769346
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Excerpts

The distance between Baehler Passage, where Zaki Bey el Dessouki lives, and his office in the Yacoubian Building is not more than a hundred meters, but it takes him an hour to cover it each morning as he is obliged to greet his friends on the street.
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