Maryams Maze: A Modern Arabic Novel

Maryams Maze: A Modern Arabic Novel

Maryam's Maze is an enigmatic novel by one of the most promising authors of a vibrant new generation of Egyptian writers. Set in the house of Yusuf el Tagi, Maryam's Maze relates the story of a woman struggling to find her way through the confusion of the world around her. Using the literary device of the 'double, ' Maryam's Maze narrates a story that on one level touches on universal human emotions. At the same time the inner maze of dreams and memories in which the young Maryam finds herself stirs greater resonance in issues of modern Egyptian life. Echoing themes found in her earlier short fiction, Mansoura Ez Eldin has woven a haunting allegorical tale that reveals its real meaning to the reader only at the end of the novel. With its precision of language and distinctive personal vision, Maryam's Maze represents a unique contribution to the corpus of contemporary Egyptian fiction.

Title:Maryams Maze: A Modern Arabic Novel
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9789774163081
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  • C. Varn

    Mansoura Ez Eldin’s Maryam’s Maze is a deeply dream-like novel focusing on a woman who is increasingly between worlds in a limbo where dreams and forgetting as well as history collapses. Ez Edlin...

  • ???? ??????

    من خلال قرائتى لاول الكتاب ...اقدراقول انى مفهمتش اى حاجة !...

  • Hend

    رواية تفترض كثير من الاحتمالات والمعاني و الرمزية يختلط فيها الوهم بالحقيقة تنقل حيرة مريم طوال احداث الرواي...

  • Aliaa Mohamed

    بالرغم من عدم فهمى للرواية ومغزاها بنسبة كبيرة إلا اننى وجدت نفسى عقب الانتهاء منها مستمتعة بشكل كبير خاصة بأ...

  • Vishy

    I discovered Mansoura Ez Eldin through an interview of hers that I read in the newspaper. The interview was impressive and it looked like she was one of the new voices of Arabic / Egyptian literature....

  • Gracie

    I did not understand this book at all! So I don't feel like I can rate it or give an insightful review. I presume that reading it more carefully and in fewer sittings would have helped me unpack what ...

  • Colleen

    Well written, but a style not to my taste - dreamy, mysterious, vague. Unique in this style, as other Egyptian and North African books have been very much rooted in present reality. ...

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    متاهةُ مريم،منذُ الوهلةِ الأولى التي تقرأُ فيها عنواناً كهذا، تظن بأنّ ما بينَ يديكَ سيتحدثُ عن الأم العذراء ...

  • Mounir

    رواية غريبة , إنطباعى عنها بصفة عامة غير إيجابى, ربما لأنى قرأتها بسرعة فلم أفهمها جيدا, بإستثناء بعض المشاهد ا...

  • Zainab Magdy

    لأ بجد محتاجة اقراها تاني. حبيت النص جدا و السرد و الشخصيات و اللعب على الذاكرة و المكان بس بجد محتاجة أقراها ت...