The Resource Heart of the night

Heart of the night

Label
Heart of the night
Title
Heart of the night
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A classic Mahfouz story exploring themes of marriage across class lines, spirituality, and the harsh realities of a precarious life. Jaafar Ibrahim Sayyed al-Rawi, the main character in this most recently translated Mahfouz novel, is guided by his motto, "let life be filled with holy madness to the last breath." He narrates his life story to a friend during one long night in a caf ǐn old Cairo. Through a series of bad decisions, he has lost everything: his family, his position in society, and his fortune. A man driven by his passions, he married a beautiful Bedouin nomad for love, and as a consequence pays a punishingly high price. From a life of comfort with a promising future guaranteed by his wealthy grandfather, he descends to the spartan life of a pauper, after being disinherited. Jaafar faces his tribulations with surprising stoicism and hope, sustained by his strong convictions, his spirituality, his sense of mission, and his deep desire to bring social justice to his people
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Cataloging source
Midwest
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
  • Qalb al-layl
  • hoopla (Digital media service)
Dewey number
892.7/36
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Modern Arabic literature
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Disinheritance
  • Poverty
  • Experience
  • Cairo (Egypt)
Target audience
adult
Label
Heart of the night
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT12166738
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781617973062
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT12166738
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12166738
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Heart of the night
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT12166738
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781617973062
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT12166738
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12166738
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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