Cairo, The City Victorious.

Rodenbeck, Max.

Book ID: 33589

ISBN:      0330337106


8 vo. xviii, 395 pp. publisher’s original wrappers, glossary, biblio. index, Picador, London, 1999.


Max Rodenbeck, a correspondent for the Economist, moved to Cairo as a 2 year old, and has spent a good portion of his professional life working there. He finds himself repulsed by the crowds and pollution of a late 20th-century megacity, yet drawn by Cairo’s ageless vibrancy. Cairo: The City Victorious combines wide-ranging history and first-person travelogue in an unconventional narrative that bounces easily from the present to the past and back again.

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