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That manuscript is what publishing house Saqi Books has recently released under the title "The Quarter". In less than 80 pages, the collection comprises 18 previously unread short stories by the writer perhaps best-known for "The Cairo Trilogy" -- a three volume, cross generational family saga that runs to 1,500 pages. In translator Roger Allen's introduction to "The Quarter," which is longer than any of the stories in the volume, he points out the significance of the year in which Mahfouz had anticipated its publication. Naguib Mahfouz's "The Quarter" is published by Saqi Books.
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