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Pyramid Texts (Modern Arabic Literature)

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With its Sufistic parables of the human condition, rendered in a style redolent of both the austere meditations of Borges and the dark engorged ruminations of Arthur C. Clark, Pyramid Texts engages the mind and beguiles the imagination. In a series of chapters each shorter than the last so that, like their subjects, they taper ultimately into nothingness the author evokes the obsessions that have drawn men over the centuries to the brooding presence of mankind's most ancient and mysterious monuments. Among others in a procession of exotic characters, a Moroccan seeker after knowledge spends years contemplating the pyramids in the hope that one day he will understand the mysterious writing that fitfully appears on their sides. Another waits patiently for the moment when the shadow of one will diverge from its accustomed path and bestow immortality, and the Sphinx performs a celestial dance. Pyramid Texts leads us into a world of endless passages and mysterious sighing winds, a world whose claustrophobic and shadowy spaces may be illuminated by flashes of ecstasy leading to scintillating transfigurations and dizzying annihilations.

About the Author

Gamal Al-ghitani was born in 1945 and educated in Cairo. He has written 13 novels and 6 collections of short stories. He is currently editor-in-chief of the literary review Akhbar al-adab

Product Details

ISBN:
9789774160516
Author:
Al-ghitani, Gamal
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
Translator:
Davies, Humphrey
Author:
Al-Ghitani, Gamal
Author:
Davies, Humphrey
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Modern Arabic Literature
Publication Date:
20070431
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
112
Dimensions:
8.09x7.00x.62 in. .71 lbs.

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