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Voices from the other world : ancient Egyptian tales

by Maḥfūẓ, Najīb, 1911-2006.

Format: Print Book 2004
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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CLP - Main Library First Floor - Fiction Stacks FICTION Mahfouz,
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  First Floor - Fiction Stacks
 
Call Number  FICTION Mahfouz,
 
 
Summary
Nobel laureate Naguib Mahfouz reaches back millennia to his homeland's majestic past in this enchanting collection of early tales that brings the world of ancient Egypt face to face with our own times.

From the Predynastic Period, where a cabal of entrenched rulers banish virtue in jealous defense of their status, to the Fifth Dynasty, where a Pharaoh returns from an extended leave to find that only his dog has remained loyal, to the twentieth century, where a mummy from the Eighteenth Dynasty awakens in fury to reproach a modern Egyptian nobleman for his arrogance, these five stories conduct timeless truths over the course of thousands of years. Summoning the power and mystery of a legendary civilization, they examplify the artistry that has made Mahfouz among the most revered writers in world literature.

Translated by Raymond Stock
Additional Information
Subjects Pharaohs -- Fiction.
Egypt -- History -- To 332 B.C. -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :Anchor Books,2004
Edition 1st Anchor Books ed.
Other Titles Short stories.
Ancient Egyptian tales
Contributors Stock, Raymond T.
Language English
Notes Originally published: Cairo ; New York : American University in Cairo Press, 2003.
Description xiv, 90 pages ; 21 cm
ISBN 1400076668
9781400076666
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