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اثر نجیب محفوظ از انتشارات دنیای اقتصاد - مترجم: رضا عامری-دهه 1960 میلادی

چند مسافر در یک پانسیون هر کدام تقریبا به اندازه‌ی یک‌پنجم کل رمان فرصت دارند تا از خود و گذشته و رویدادهایی را که طی اقامت در میرامار شاهدند بگویند. ترکیب جمع مهمان‌های پانسیون شباهت زیادی به یک جامعه‌ی مینیاتوریزه شده دارد. یک ژورنالیست پیر، یک ملاک معذب، یک مجری جوان برنامه‌ی رادیویی، مسئول مالی یک شرکت نساجی و یک مال‌باخته‌ی بدبین، این جامعه‌ی نمادین را تشکیل داده اند. به علاوه ماریا صاحب پانسیون و زهره دختر خدمتکار جوانی که از روستا گریخته و به آن‌جا پناه آورده است، او در تمام روایت‌ها حضوری پررنگ دارد و اغلب مورد تعرض واقع می‌شود، نویسنده رمان را به صورت یک بازه ی زمانی خاص از حضور مهمان‌ها در پانسیون به اجرا می‌گذارد. صحنه‌ی نمایش اغلب همان پانسیون است و روایت‌های فردی معمولا با برخورد به یک شب‌نشینی به شباهت‌هایی در توصیف می‌رسند


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At the background of this novel is a revolution, an Egyptian revolution, of which I knew absolutely nothing about. What makes it worse is that Egyptian names for people, places and events are all really weird-looking and strange-sounding to my eyes and ears. A famous Egyptian female singer from 1937 to 1970, for example, had the name @Umm Kulthum.@ A farm woman or peasant is a @fellaha@; and their equivalent of @man@ (as in @Dont look at me, man, I didnt do it!@) is @ferekeeko@ (one playboy-type characters favorite expression here is: @Ferekeeko, dont blame me!@).

A lot of sometimes-distracting footnotes explain this Egyptian revolution and events/places/characters related to it, but my advice is to not pay so much attention to the details. The point, I think, of having the revolution as a background is easy to understand: this revolution didnt really effect any fundamental change. It just replaced the old elite with a new elite. The poor remained poor; the women still as second class citizens. In a way, weve had similar pseudo-revolutions here in my country and I bet thats the same revolution Libya just had recently.

The story is set in the city of Alexandria. The Miramar here is a pension house run by a madame-type of lady who had been beautiful and sought-after by men in the past but who has now fallen into difficult times. The central character here, the heroine, however, is a young and very beautiful @fellaha@ who had ran away from her village to escape a marriage to an old man being forced upon her by her family. To earn her keep, she decides to stay at Miramar as an errand girl. She strives to better herself by learning to read and write.

Four male boarders alternately narrate the chapters, all of them somewhat scarred by the countrys past and/or the unjust and dysfunctional society it had created. Each with his own story to tell, each with his eyes upon the fellaha, and each with his own personal adventures and misadventures. With one of them the fellaha falls in love. Another one dies.

The narration is tight, as if the author considers it a crime to waste words. You will admire him and marvel at his prowess, however. Naguib Mahfouz is someone who loves his country very much and understands it well. And hes a wonderful storyteller!

مشاهده لینک اصلی
Miramar Pansiyonunda bir araya gelen altı farklı karakterin tek tek her birinin bakış açısıyla yazılmış kendine özgü bir roman. Altı kişinin kaderi, küçük ve eski bir pansiyon olan Miramarda kesişir. Aşk, siyaset, ihanet, yalnızlık, yaşlılık ve şehvet iç içedir.
Nobel Ödüllü Necip Mahfuzdan, farklı açılarından izlediğimiz çok boyutlu bir roman.

مشاهده لینک اصلی
This is above all a social novel, a cross section of how people lived and experienced their relationships to society in Alexandria in the 1960s; and a political novel, since everything in it is very much affected by the rearrangements of power that were taking place, and by questions of whos gaining, whos losing, how will people survive, or even improve their place in the new order. The guests at the Pension Miramar (an old radical and a young radical, an old aristocrat and a young aristocrat, all of whom have been washed away by the July Revolution; and a fifth guest whos apparently floating on top of the tides) reveal their thoughts as the events of a couple of weeks are told from four different perspectives. One thing so many people have in common in this book is a sense of aimlessness and futility, of lost opportunities and no future, and Mahfouz makes a good case for this being a pretty general condition of Alexandrian society then, not peculiar to these characters. They all spend an inordinate amount of time thinking about the young country-bred maid Zohra, not just because shes beautiful, but also because shes dynamic. She, alone, knows what she wants and has the will to reach for it. The other two young men hate Sarhan El-Beheiry because it seems like he has it made in the revolutionary world, like hes headed right for success. Only we readers come to know that he doesnt feel successful at all, that he cant cope with the demands of his life, cant be satisfied with what he has and is too weak to achieve anything. The authors alter-ego, the old journalist Amer Wagdi, provides ruminative perspective on everything; at the beginning, it seemed like he too might sink into bitter brooding, but (besides being helped by religion) he is encouraged by observing Zohras strong will and how she avoids letting any of the weaker characters drag her down with them. Thus, bad as the situation is, the novel can still end on a hopeful note.

مشاهده لینک اصلی
Miramar was assigned reading for an undergraduate class that I took on Middle Eastern history. Its a combination murder mystery and character study, told Rashomon-style from the perspectives of several different guests staying at the Miramar hotel in 1950s Egypt. At the center of it all is Zohra, a liberated young female employee at the hotel who fled from her traditionalist family to escape being forced into an unwanted marriage. She is the object of all the guests attentions, and their reactions to her run the gamut from admiration to resentment. It definitely helps to read this knowing something about modern Egyptian history, both to understand the context of the setting and to grasp the symbolism that Mahfouz imbues in his characters - each of the guests represent particular aspects of Egyptian society, while Zohra is meant to symbolize the entire nation of Egypt itself. Even if you dont know anything about Egypt, though, I think Miramar could still be enjoyed simply for the quality of its characters and storytelling.

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فريكيكو ...لا تلمنى

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