Azeth, the Egyptian

A Novel

Author: Elizabeth Lynn Linton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 2815

Das Erbe des Magus

Roman

Author: Wilbur A. Smith

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783596179473

Category:

Page: 631

View: 7017

Das Loch in der Schwarte

Author: Mikael Niemi

Publisher: btb Verlag

ISBN: 3641160006

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 1411

Geschichten aus der fernen Zukunft: grandios komisch, ungeheuer verwegen, absolut unterhaltsam Pajala ist überall! Der Autor des Bestsellers „Populärmusik aus Vittula“ legt nach und die schwedische Presse ist wieder begeistert: „Wir wussten es schon immer. Nun sind die letzten Zweifel beseitigt: Mikael Niemi spinnt. Aber auf so verdammt brillante Weise, dass wir ihm bedingungslos folgen, wohin immer er geht.“ Diesmal führt er uns in die ferne Zukunft, in einen Alltag, der in all seiner Skurrilität, seinen Irrungen und Wirrungen doch sehr dem Leben im nördlichen Schweden ähnelt.

The Novel and the Rural Imaginary in Egypt, 1880-1985

Author: Samah Selim

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134367740

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

View: 3869

The book locates questions of languages, genre, textuality and canonicity within a historical and theoretical framework that foregrounds the emergence of modern nationalism in Egypt. The ways in which the cultural discourses produced by twentieth century Egyptian nationalism created a space for both a hegemonic and counter-hegemonic politics of language, class and place that inscribed a bifurcated narrative and social geography, are examined. The book argues that the rupture between the village and the city contained in the Egyptian nationalism discourse is reproduced as a narrative dislocation that has continued to characterize and shape the Egyptian novel in general and the village novel in particular. Reading the village novel in Egypt as a dynamic intertext that constructs modernity in a local historical and political context rather than rehearsing a simple repetition of dominant European literary-critical paradigms, this book offers a new approach to the construction of modern Arabic literary history as well as to theoretical questions related to the structure and role of the novel as a worldly narrative genre.

Nefertiti

A Novel

Author: Michelle Moran

Publisher: Broadway Books

ISBN: 9780307394217

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

View: 7769

Fast-paced and historically accurate, Nefertiti is the dramatic story of two unforgettable women living through a remarkable period in history. Nefertiti and her younger sister, Mutnodjmet, have been raised in a powerful family that has provided wives to the rulers of Egypt for centuries. Ambitious, charismatic, and beautiful, Nefertiti is destined to marry Amunhotep, an unstable young pharaoh. It is hoped that her strong personality will temper the young ruler’s heretical desire to forsake Egypt’s ancient gods. From the moment of her arrival in Thebes, Nefertiti is beloved by the people but fails to see that powerful priests are plotting against her husband’s rule. The only person brave enough to warn the queen is her younger sister, Mutnodjmet. Observant and contemplative, Mutnodjmet has never shared her sister’s desire for power. She yearns for a quiet existence away from family duty and the intrigues of court. But remaining loyal to Nefertiti will force Mutnodjmet into a dangerous political game; one that could cost her everything she holds dear. Teeming with love, betrayal, political unrest, plague, and religious conflict, Nefertiti brings ancient Egypt to life in vivid detail. “Meticulously researched and richly detailed . . . an engrossing tribute to one of the most powerful and alluring women in history.” –Boston Globe

The Committee

A Novel

Author: Ṣunʻ Allāh Ibrāhīm

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

ISBN: 9780815607267

Category: Fiction

Page: 166

View: 9818

Tells the story of a man who is brought before a group known as the Committee to defend himself against unnamed charges.

Die Kane-Chroniken 1: Die rote Pyramide

Author: Rick Riordan

Publisher: CARLSEN Verlag

ISBN: 3646921862

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 608

View: 6045

Ins Museum? An Heiligabend? Bescheuerte Idee, findet Sadie. Sie sieht ihren Vater, den Ägyptologen Dr. Julius Kane, doch eh nur zwei Mal im Jahr und dann so was! Aber Sadie und ihr Bruder Carter merken schnell, dass es ihrem Vater nicht um verstaubte Sarkophage geht – er will den Gott Osiris beschwören! Das geht allerdings schief und stattdessen wird er von einer glutroten Gestalt entführt. Sadie und Carter müssen es mit der gesamten ägyptischen Götterwelt aufnehmen, um ihren Vater zu befreien. Die ganze Serie über die Kane-Geschwister: Die Kane-Chroniken – Die rote Pyramide (Band 1) Die Kane-Chroniken – Der Feuerthron (Band 2) Die Kane-Chroniken – Der Schatten der Schlange (Band 3) Percy Jackson – Auf Monsterjagd mit den Geschwistern Kane (Sonderband)

Canal Grande

Roman

Author: Hannu Raittila

Publisher: Albrecht Knaus Verlag

ISBN: 3641127440

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

View: 9490

Fünf Finnen und ein Sanierungsfall. Was geschieht, wenn fünf Finnen im Auftrag der UNESCO nach Venedig reisen, um die Stadt vor dem Versinken zu retten? Nun, es geschieht eine ganze Menge Unsinn. Urkomisch, intelligent, voller Anspielungen auf Literatur, Kunst und Kultur: „Canal Grande“ ist ein fesselnder Roman und eine unterhaltsame Auseinandersetzung nicht nur mit Venedig, sondern auch mit den Finnen und der abendländischen Kultur. Venedig im Nebel – drei Wochen lang sieht man die Hand vor Augen nicht. Genau in dieser Zeit kommt eine Gruppe finnischer Experten in die Stadt, um im Rahmen eines UNESCO-Projekts die maroden Gebäude der Stadt vor dem Untergang zu bewahren. Ein ehrgeiziges Projekt, doch hier stoßen zwei Mentalitäten aufeinander – die finnische und die italienische. Zu allem Überfluss friert auch noch genau während der Karnevalszeit die komplette Lagune mit allen Kanälen zum ersten Mal seit dem 13. Jahrhundert wieder zu – alle wichtigen Verkehrswege, Strom, Wasser, Heizung und Kanalisation sind lahm gelegt. Was die Finnen zum Verzweifeln bringt, ist den Venezianern allenfalls Anlass zu Experimenten: Ausgelassen wird gefeiert, so lange das Eis hält... • Für alle Fans von Mikael Niemi und Aki Kaurismäki. • Ausgezeichnet mit dem Finlandia-Preis, dem bedeutendsten literarischen Preis des Landes.

Pharaoh's Daughter

A Novel of Ancient Egypt

Author: Julius Lester

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780152066628

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 182

View: 4113

A fictionalized account of the Biblical tale in which a Hebrew infant, rescued by the daughter of the Pharaoh, passes through a turbulent adolescence to become a prophet of his people, while his sister finds her true self as a priestess to the Egyptian gods.

Arab Culture and the Novel

Genre, Identity and Agency in Egyptian Fiction

Author: Muhammad Siddiq

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135980519

Category: History

Page: 272

View: 4428

This book explores the complex relationship between the novel and identity in modern Arab culture against a backdrop of contemporary Egypt. It uses the example of the Egyptian novel to interrogate the root causes – religious, social, political, and psychological – of the lingering identity crisis that has afflicted Arab culture for at least two centuries.

Kleopatra

Ein Leben

Author: Stacy Schiff

Publisher: C. Bertelsmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641083311

Category: History

Page: 448

View: 6939

Die glänzend erzählte Lebensgeschichte der legendären ägyptischen Königin Kleopatra VII., letzter weiblicher Pharao Ägyptens, ist heute hinter Mythen, übler Nachrede und märchenhafter Schönheit verborgen. Stacy Schiff , Pulitzer-Preisträgerin, zeigt in ihrer Biografie dank intensiver Recherche und neuer Auswertung antiker Quellen nicht nur die laszive Verführerin und das intrigante Machtweib, sondern enthüllt eine außerordentlich starke Herrscherin – selbstbewusst, versiert in politischem Kalkül, diplomatisch und visionär. Detailfülle und Mut zum zugespitzten historischen Urteil, sprachliche Eleganz und provokantspritzige Porträts der mächtigen Mit- und Gegenspieler an Kleopatras Seite versetzen den Leser ins alte Reich am Nil mit seinem weltläufigen Charme und seiner machtpolitischen Unerbittlichkeit.

How to Read Egyptian Hieroglyphs

A Step-by-step Guide to Teach Yourself

Author: Mark Collier,Bill Manley

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520239494

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 179

View: 5796

With the help of Egyptologists Collier and Manley, museum-goers, tourists, and armchair travelers alike can gain a basic knowledge of the language and culture of ancient Egypt. Each chapter introduces a new aspect of hieroglyphic script and encourages acquisition of reading skills with practical exercises. 200 illustrations.

The Automobile Club of Egypt

A novel

Author: Alaa Al Aswany

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 1101875798

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

View: 7756

In British-occupied Egypt, on the eve of the 1952 revolution, respected landowner Abd el-Aziz Gaafar has fallen on hard times. Bankrupt, he moves his family to Cairo and takes a menial job at the Automobile Club, a luxurious lodge for its European members, where Egyptians appear only as fearful servants. When Abd el-Aziz’s pride gets the better of him and he stands up for himself, he is subjected to a corporal punishment that ultimately kills him—leaving two of his sons obliged to work in the Club. As the nation teeters on the brink of change, both servants and masters are subsumed by social upheaval, and the Egyptians of the Automobile Club face a choice: to live safely but without dignity as servants, or to risk everything and fight for their rights. Exuberant and powerfully moving, The Automobile Club of Egypt is an essential work of social criticism from one of the Arab world’s greatest literary voices.

Warlock

The Egyptian

Author: Wilbur Smith

Publisher: Bonnier Publishing Fiction Ltd.

ISBN: 1785766007

Category: Fiction

Page: 660

View: 3524

Even before he could move, the full realisation of what confronted him blazed in the Pharaoh's mind. This was the foul and loathsome thing that Taita, with his clairvoyant powers, had smelt in the air. The light was strong enough for him to make out every detail of the enemy he had loved as a friend. The magic of the gods. The treachery of man. In his long life, Taita has gone from slave to warlock, and now his wisdom and abilities are known throughout the kingdom. But even his immense skills cannot protect those close to him from the evil that lurks at the heart of Egypt: Lord Naja, self-proclaimed Regent until the Prince comes of age. Taita must summon all of his formidable gifts to protect the true ruler, the young prince Nefer - grandson of Queen Lostris. As enemy forces join together to bring destruction to the whole land, it is no longer a matter of simple magic. To defeat the false Pharaohs, the gods and armies must share their powers with a mortal warlock . . . The third book in the epic Egyptian Series

The Egyptian Box

Author: Jane Louise Curry

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0689842732

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 186

View: 9266

Tee is happy to find that the ancient Egyptian box she inherits holds a spirit who will serve her, until she notices changes in her servant's appearance and behavior.

The Origins of Modern Arabic Fiction

Author: Matti Moosa

Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers

ISBN: 9780894106842

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 455

View: 5821

The first edition of this book, completed in 1970, was hailed as a major contribution to scholarship on the development of Arabic fiction in the 19th and early 20th centuries. In this revised and greatly expanded second edition, Matti Moosa has added five entirely new chapters - one on the popular dialogues of Abd Allah Nadim, and four devoted to 20th-century fiction culminating with the novels of Maguib Mahfouz. He has also incorporated the results of more than two decades of fresh research.