The Resource Akhenaten, dweller in truth, Naguib Mahfouz ; translated by Tagreid Abu-Hassabo

Akhenaten, dweller in truth, Naguib Mahfouz ; translated by Tagreid Abu-Hassabo

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Akhenaten, dweller in truth
Title
Akhenaten, dweller in truth
Statement of responsibility
Naguib Mahfouz ; translated by Tagreid Abu-Hassabo
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  • eng
  • ara
  • eng
Summary
In this utterly enthralling work of fiction, Mahfouz tells with extraordinary insight the story of the "heretic" pharaoh whose iconoclastic and controversial career has such resonance with modern sensibilities. In the book, years after the king's death, a young man with a passion for the truth questions the pharaoh's contemporaries -- including his closest friends, his bitterest enemies, and his enigmatic wife Nefertiti -- in an effort to discover what really happened in those strange dark days at Akhenaten's court. As our narrator and each of the subjects he interviews contribute their version of the "truth" of Akhenaten, the truth becomes ever more elusive, and the mysterious Akhenaten recedes into a heroic kind of opacity. He encompasses the whole of contradiction his subjects see in him: at once cruel (so says the high priest Amun) and empathic, feminine and barbaric, mad and divinely inspired (as per Nefertiti). His character is eerily modern, and fascinatingly enigmatic as Mahfouz imagines him. An ambitious and conceptually intricate book, Akhenaten is a work only Nobel Laureate Mahfouz could pull off so elegantly, so irresistibly
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DLC
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1911-2006
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Maḥfūẓ, Najīb
Dewey number
892.7/36
Index
no index present
LC call number
PJ7846.A46
LC item number
A7613 2000
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Abu-Hassabo, Tagreid
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Akhenaton
Label
Akhenaten, dweller in truth, Naguib Mahfouz ; translated by Tagreid Abu-Hassabo
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Note
"This translation first published in paperback by the American University in Cairo Press, Egypt, in 1998"--T.p. verso
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
168 p.
Isbn
9780385499095
Isbn Type
(trade pbk.)
Lccn
99056659
System control number
OCM42810772
Label
Akhenaten, dweller in truth, Naguib Mahfouz ; translated by Tagreid Abu-Hassabo
Publication
Note
"This translation first published in paperback by the American University in Cairo Press, Egypt, in 1998"--T.p. verso
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
168 p.
Isbn
9780385499095
Isbn Type
(trade pbk.)
Lccn
99056659
System control number
OCM42810772

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