By Naguib Mahfouz
From the winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature and writer of the Cairo trilogy, comes Akhenaten, a desirable paintings of fiction concerning the so much notorious pharaoh of historic Egypt.
In this beguiling new novel, initially released in 1985 and now showing for the 1st time within the usa, Mahfouz tells with remarkable perception the tale of the "heretic pharaoh," or "sun king,"--and the 1st identified monotheistic ruler--whose iconoclastic and arguable reign through the 18th Dynasty (1540-1307 B.C.) has uncanny resonance with glossy sensibilities. Narrating the unconventional is a tender guy with a fondness for the reality, who questions the pharaoh's contemporaries after his terrible death--including Akhenaten's closest pals, his such a lot sour enemies, and eventually his enigmatic spouse, Nefertiti--in an attempt to find what quite occurred in these unusual, darkish days at Akhenaten's court. As our narrator and every of the themes he interviews give a contribution their model of Akhenaten, "the truth" turns into more and more evanescent. Akhenaten encompasses the entire contradictions his matters see in him: right now merciless and empathic, female and barbaric, mad and divinely encouraged, his personality, as Mahfouz imagines him, is eerily glossy, and fascinatingly ethereal. An bold and awfully lucid and obtainable publication, Akhenaten is a piece basically Mahfouz might render so elegantly, so irresistibly.
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