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The pyramid

Author: Ismail Kadare; Barbara Bray
Publisher: London : Vintage Books, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
From the Albanian writer who has been short-listed for the Nobel Prize comes a hypnotic narrative of ancient Egypt, a work that is at once a historical novel and an exploration of the horror of untrammeled state power. It is 2600 BC. The Pharaoh Cheops is inclined to forgo the construction of a pyramid in his honor, but his court sages hasten to persuade him otherwise. The pyramid, they tell him, is not a tomb but a  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ismail Kadare; Barbara Bray
ISBN: 9780099560920 0099560925 1559703148 9781559703147
OCLC Number: 851825052
Description: 119 pages ; 20 cm
Responsibility: Ismail Kadare ; a novel written in Albanian and translated from the French of Jusuf Vrioni by Barbara Bray.


When the new Egyptian Pharaoh decrees that he does not want a pyramid built in his honour his advisers are aghast. So the Pharaoh agrees to the construction of a pyramid colossal beyond imagining, an  Read more...


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[Kadare] chronicled the dark years of dictatorship in masterpieces such as The Pyramid * Independent * A haunting sense of time moving backwards and forwards like a train at a terminus, an authentic Read more...

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