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Ancient Evenings - Norman Mailer
Ancient Evenings
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Ancient Evenings, a dazzlingly rich, deeply evocative novel, recreates the long-lost civilisation of Ancient Egypt. Mailer breathes life into the figures of that era; the eighteenth dynasty Pharaoh Rameses and his wife, Queen Nefertiti; Menenhetet, their creature, lover and victim; and the gods... show more
Ancient Evenings, a dazzlingly rich, deeply evocative novel, recreates the long-lost civilisation of Ancient Egypt. Mailer breathes life into the figures of that era; the eighteenth dynasty Pharaoh Rameses and his wife, Queen Nefertiti; Menenhetet, their creature, lover and victim; and the gods and mortals that surround them in intimate and telepathic communion. His hero, three times reincarnated during the novel, moves in the bright sunlight of white temples, in the exquisite gardens of the royal harem, along the majestic flow of the Nile and in the terrifying clash of battle. An outstanding work of creative imagination, Ancient Evenings displays Mailer's obsession with magic, violence and eroticism and lives on in the mind long after the last page has been turned.
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Format: mass market paperback
ISBN: 9780446321099 (0446321095)
Publisher: Not Avail
Pages no: 844
Edition language: English
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Lost (in books) in Los Angeles
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this is my roommate's favorite book (and I knew that before moving in with him), so I said I'd give it a try. sweet merciful egyptian gods, what was that? I can't even use my "didn't quite expect that" tag, because I don't know what that was. It's well written, and if you're into loveless sodomy and...
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1.0 Ancient Evenings
If D.K. Broster's books strike one as being overly-clean for their hidden emotional subtext, this novel gives the absolute opposite impression of dirtiness and filth. The mud of the Nile pervades the whole, as does the sheer, stinking physicality of human sex, even in the most palatial surroundings....
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