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Love in the Rain

Love in the Rain

Naguib Mahfouz
Translated by Nancy Roberts
Copyright Date: 2011
Pages: 140
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    Love in the Rain
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    Set in Cairo in the aftermath of the Six-Day War of 1967, Love in the Rain introduces us to an assortment of characters who, each in his or her own way, experience the effects of this calamitous event. The war and its casualties, as well as people’s foibles and the tragedies they create for themselves, raise existential questions that cannot easily be answered. In a frank, sensitive treatment of everything from patriotism to prostitution, homosexuality and lesbianism, Love in the Rain presents a struggle between “old" and “new" in the realm of moral values that leaves the future in doubt. Through the dilemmas and heartbreaks faced by his protagonists, Mahfouz exposes the hypocrisy of those who condemn any breach of sexual morality while turning a blind eye to violence, corruption, and oppression.

    eISBN: 978-1-61797-319-2
    Subjects: Language & Literature

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  1. Front Matter
    (pp. [i]-[iv])
  2. Love in the Rain
    (pp. 1-130)

    Surrounded by an uninterrupted stream of people colliding with one another from all directions and a medley of sounds coming from high and low—a raucous collage of all the colors of the rainbow—the two of them walked along side by side without saying a word. She was clad in a short brown dress, her black hair flowing loosely about her head and down over her brow. As for him, he sported a blue shirt and gray trousers, his hair combed neatly to the right. Her eyes were honey-colored and inquisitive, and his, slightly protruding, which perfectly complemented his...

  3. Glossary
    (pp. 131-136)
  4. Back Matter
    (pp. 137-137)