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by Mansoura Ez Eldin


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

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’s narrator cuts back and forth between a Maryam’s fugue-like state in the story present as her boyfriend and the life she knows seems to fade away, and a very mythological seeming childhood at the Palace of El Tagi. Paul Starkey’s translation is extremely readable in precise prose, but without losing that fugue-like quality that the narrative must maintain.

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I discovered Mansoura Ez Eldin through an interview of hers that I read in the newspaper

Start by marking Maryams Maze: A Modern Arabic Novel (Modern Arabic Literature) as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. 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. I haven’t read much of Arabic literature (I don’t think I have read any – shame on me!) and so I thought I will start with one of her works.

Mansoura Ez Eldin was born in the Egyptian Delta and graduated with a. .Maryam's Maze is her first novel.

Mansoura Ez Eldin was born in the Egyptian Delta and graduated with a degree in journalism from Cairo University in 1998. Paul Starkey is head of the Arabic Department at the University of Durham, England. He has translated novels by Rashid al-Daif, Turki al-Hamad, and Edwar al-Kharrat (Stones of Bobello, AUC Press, 2005). Country of Publication.

Maryam's Maze is an enigmatic novel by one of the most promising authors of a.Modern Arabic Literature (Paperback).

Maryam's Maze is an enigmatic novel by one of the most promising authors of a vibrant new generation of Egyptian writers. 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.

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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.
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This is a fascinating novel drawing on cultural and religious mysticism surrounding death. The protagonist exists in a dreamscape somewhere between reality and that moment before she enters the undiscovered country. The author draws upon the cultural beliefs surrounding violent dreams ending in death and the existence of a double that dwells for a while besides the soul of the departing. The protagonist wanders through her world that has changed as if she never existed. Relationships, employment, family and friends become disconnected from memory as she witnesses or relives tragic events in her family's past (or present) that have political overtones in an increasingly violent and sectarian society. I read it twice before I understood the novel. The author does not claim to know the death experience but to question reality, dreams, existence and non-existence as being plausible and raising unanswered questions. The driving force is the protagonist's gradual disconnection from life as she eventually confronts the reality of her own violent end. It is a short novel that will leave you unsettled and wondering. A wonderful achievement.
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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’s narrator cuts back and forth between a Maryam’s fugue-like state in the story present as her boyfriend and the life she knows seems to fade away, and a very mythological seeming childhood at the Palace of El Tagi. Paul Starkey’s translation is extremely readable in precise prose, but without losing that fugue-like quality that the narrative must maintain.

Elements of the novel are deeply rooted in exploration in the relationships between women and their own bodies as well as the way those embodied selves interact with identity in time. The entire saga begins when Maryam’s ghost double stabs her in a dream, and then Maryam awakens in her family flat, her past life seemingly erased and the life of her family playing more and more a dominant role in the narrative. Maryam’s own identity seems to be increasingly subsumed by the relationships and histories of women in her past and the men around her. Furthermore, the line between life and death is crucial to the book as much of it seems to be a mediation on exactly how dreams are like being between life and death, history and self-mythology. An understanding of Islamic beliefs around spirit doubles and the history of Egypt—as many of Maryam’s ancestors seem to represent different ways Egyptians and the many ethnicities within Egypt reacted in the translation out of the colonial period and into Egypt’s modernity as a nation are crucial. Nasr and other events in modern Egyptian history make appearances in various places into the background of Maryam’s life.

Female bodies, ghosts, the shadows of male figures that seem almost entirely exterior paint the book. Ez Eldin’s style is fragmented, bold, and highly lyrical in Starkey’s translation and I imagine even more powerful in the original Arabic. The cultural context enriches the interiority of Maryam, but it is not dependent on it. Ez Eldin seems keenly interested in humanity as whole as well as woman in general—Maryam’s particularities and the boldness of the women in Maryam’s life are fascinating specific but also easily can be imagined in other cultural contexts.

Ez Eldin’s work is deeply poetic even in translation, and moving in a way that both innovative but sincere in way innovative writing often seems not to be. It is my hope that her work is translated more widely into English and that she is read more in the English speaking world.
Maryams Maze: A Modern Arabic Novel (Modern Arabic Literature (Paperback)) ebook
Author:
Mansoura Ez Eldin
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The American University in Cairo Press; 1 edition (November 15, 2009)
Pages:
112 pages
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