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Tale of Sinuhe And Other Ancient Egyptian Poems, 1940-1640 B. C.

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ISBN-10: 0192839667

ISBN-13: 9780192839664

Edition: 1999

Authors: R. B. Parkinson

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The Tale of Sinuhe, from c.1875 BC, has been acclaimed as the supreme masterpiece of Ancient Egyptian poetry, a perfect fusion of monumental, dramatic, and lyrical styles, and a passionate probing of its culture's ideals and anxieties. This anthology contains all the substantial surviving works from the golden age of Egyptian fictional literature. Composed by an anonymous author in the form of a funerary autobiography the Tale tells how the courtier Sinuhe flees Egypt at the death of his king. Other works from the Middle Kingdom (c.1940-1640 BC) include a poetic dialogue between a man and his soul on the problem of suffering and death, a teaching about the nature of wisdom spoken by the ghost of the assassinated King Amenemhat I, and a series of light-hearted tales of wonder from the court of the builder of the Great Pyramid. These new translations draw on recent and innovative advances in Egyptology, and together with contextualizing introductions and notes to each work provide for the first time a literary reading of these ambiguous and fascinating poems to enable the modern reader to experience them as much as their original audience did, three thousand years ago.
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Book details

List price: $15.95
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/16/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 5.50" wide x 7.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

Preface
Note On The Translations
Select Bibliography
Chronology
Introduction
Tales
the Tale of Sinuhe
the Tale of the Eloquent Peasant
the Tale of the Shipwrecked Sailor
the Tale of King Cheops' Court
Discourses
the Words of Neferti
the Words of Khakheperreseneb
the Dialogue of a Man and His Soul
the Dialogue of Ipuur and the Lord of All
Teachings
the Teaching of King Amenemhat
the Teaching for King Merikare
the 'Loyalist' Teaching
the Teaching of the Vizier Ptahhotep
the Teaching of Khety
Phrases And Fragments
Phrases and Fragments
Glossary