Pyramid Texts by Gamal Al-Ghitani
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Pyramid Texts
By Gamal Al-Ghitani

Pyramid Texts

A Modern Arabic Novel

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Translated by Humphrey Davies See other recent books by Humphrey Davies
Format: Hardback

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Pyramid Texts by Gamal Al-Ghitani

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Weaving strands of Sufi mysticism and medieval Islamic history into ancient Egypt's most enduring symbols, "Pyramid Texts" beguiles the imagination with its masterful use of language, its haunting parables, and its glimpses of divine revelation. In a series of chapters each shorter than the last - so that they taper ultimately into nothingness - the Gamal al-Ghitani traces the obsessions that have drawn men over the centuries to the brooding presence of the pyramids.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9789774160516
ISBN-10: 9774160517
Format: Hardback
(206mm x 132mm x 15mm)
Pages: 131
Imprint: The American University in Cairo Press
Publisher: The American University in Cairo Press
Publish Date: 15-Mar-2007
Country of Publication: Egypt

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Author Biography - Gamal Al-Ghitani

Gamal al-Ghitani was born in 1945. He has written thirteen novels, including Zayni Barakat (AUC Press, 2004), and six collections of short stories. He is editor-in-chief of the literary review Akhbar al-adab. Humphrey Davies is the translator of The Yacoubian Building by Alaa Al Aswany (AUC Press, 2004) and Gate of the Sun by Elias Khoury, for which he was awarded the Banipal Prize for Literary Translation.

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