This is the story of the ancient Egyptian pharaoh, Akhenaten, related to a young man by each person who was close to, or who served, the pharaoh. I couldn't help but be reminded of the current state A young man wishes to find out the truth about Akhenaten, the monotheistic pharaoh, whose new faith in the god Aten, did not outlast him or the beautiful city he had built in the god's honor. With a Naguib Mahfouz was born in Cairo in and began writing when he was seventeen.
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This is the story of the ancient Egyptian pharaoh, Akhenaten, related to a young man by each person who was close to, or who served, the pharaoh. I couldn't help but be reminded of the current state A young man wishes to find out the truth about Akhenaten, the monotheistic pharaoh, whose new faith in the god Aten, did not outlast him or the beautiful city he had built in the god's honor.
With a Naguib Mahfouz was born in Cairo in and began writing when he was seventeen. His nearly forty novels and hundreds of short stories range from re-imaginings of ancient myths to subtle commentaries on contemporary Egyptian politics and culture.
Of his many works, most famous is The Cairo Trilogy, consisting of Palace Walk , Palace of Desire , and Sugar Street , which focuses on a Cairo family through three generations, from until In , he was the first writer in Arabic to be awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature.
He died in August Akhenaten : Dweller in Truth A Novel. Naguib Mahfouz. From the winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature and author of the Cairo Trilogy, comes Akhenaten , a fascinating work of fiction about the most infamous pharaoh of ancient Egypt.
Narrating the novel is a young man with a passion for the truth, who questions the pharaoh's contemporaries after his horrible death--including Akhenaten's closest friends, his most bitter enemies, and finally 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 Akhenaten, "the truth" becomes increasingly evanescent.
Akhenaten encompasses all of the contradictions his subjects see in him: at once cruel and empathic, feminine and barbaric, mad and divinely inspired, his character, as Mahfouz imagines him, is eerily modern, and fascinatingly ethereal.
An ambitious and exceptionally lucid and accessible book, Akhenaten is a work only Mahfouz could render so elegantly, so irresistibly. The High Priest of Amun. The Beginning.
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The form and subject of the book is the basis for a cello concerto of the same title by Mohammed Fairouz. On the way from Thebes with his father, the scribe Amunhoben points out the ruins of Akhetaten , the city that the " heretic pharaoh " Akhenaten built for his One and Only God. Seeking a balanced perspective on the events of that time, which split Egypt politically and religiously, Meriamun gets a letter of introduction from his father to many members of Akhenaten's court, among them the High Priest of Amun , his chief of security Haremhab , and his queen Nefertiti. Each tale adds a new dimension to the enigma that is Akhenaten and the thoughts of those that were close to him allow Meriamun — and the reader — to judge for themselves whether Akhenaten was a power politician or a true believer. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Akhenaten, Dweller in Truth Arabic edition. Works by Naguib Mahfouz.
Akhenaten: Dweller in Truth