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ISBN:
9774160320
ISBN13:
978-9774160325
Author:
Raymond Stock,Naguib Mahfouz
Publisher:
The American University in Cairo Press (August 15, 2006)
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206 pages
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1847 kb
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Three Novels of Ancient Egypt Khufu's Wisdom. Translated by Raymond Stock. In "Khufu's Wisdom," the legendary Fourth Dynasty monarch faces the prospect of the end of his rule and thepossibility that his daughter has fallen in love with the man prophesied to be his successor.

Khufu's Wisdom is an early novel by the Egyptian writer Naguib Mahfouz. It was originally published in Arabic in 1939 under the name "Mockery of the Fates". An English translation by Raymond Stock appeared in 2003

Khufu's Wisdom is an early novel by the Egyptian writer Naguib Mahfouz. An English translation by Raymond Stock appeared in 2003. The novel is one of several that Mahfouz wrote at the beginning of his career, with Pharaonic Egypt as their setting. Others in this series of novels include Rhadopis of Nubia (1943) and Thebes at War (1944).

At the center of Khufu’s Wisdom, Nobel laureate Naguib Mahfouz’s majestic first novel, is the legendary Fourth Dynasty monarch Khufu (Cheops), for whom the Great Pyramid of Giza was built.

By Naguib Mahfouz Translated by Raymond Stock. At the center of Khufu’s Wisdom, Nobel laureate Naguib Mahfouz’s majestic first novel, is the legendary Fourth Dynasty monarch Khufu (Cheops), for whom the Great Pyramid of Giza was built

By Naguib Mahfouz Translated by Raymond Stock. By Naguib Mahfouz Translated by Raymond Stock. Category: Literary Fiction. At the center of Khufu’s Wisdom, Nobel laureate Naguib Mahfouz’s majestic first novel, is the legendary Fourth Dynasty monarch Khufu (Cheops), for whom the Great Pyramid of Giza was built. When a seer prophesies the end of Khufu’s dynasty and the ascension to the throne of Djedefra, son of the High Priest of Ra, the pharaoh must battle to preserve his legacy against the will of the Fates.

Khufu's Wisdom has been added to your Cart. Naguib Mahfouz was born in 1911 in the crowded Cairo district of Gamaliya. He wrote nearly 40 novel-length works, plus hundreds of short stories and numerous cinema plots and scenarios. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1988.

Naguib Mahfouz was one of the most prominent writers of Arabic fiction in the twentieth century

Naguib Mahfouz was one of the most prominent writers of Arabic fiction in the twentieth century. He was born in 1911 in Cairo and began writing at the age of seventeen. His first novel was published in 1939. Throughout his career, he wrote nearly forty novel-length works and hundreds of short stories. He is the translator of numerous works by Mahfouz, including Voices from the Other World, Khufu’s Wisdom, The Seventh Heaven, The Dreams (which includes Dreams of Departure) and The Coffeehouse. The following titles by naguib mahfouz are. Also published by anchor books.

Raymond Stock is an American academic, writer and translator. He has translated a number of books by the Nobel Prize-winning Egyptian author Naguib Mahfouz, including Khufu"s Wisdom. Stock served as Visiting Assistant Professor of Arabic and Middle East Studies at Drew University in 2010-2011.

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Reviews:
  • Kaghma
"Khufu's Wisdom" is a novel set in ancient Egypt, during the reign of the pharaoh Khufu (Cheops of the great pyramid). The book concerns the life of one Djedef, son of a high priest of the god Ra, who was born under a prophecy, that he would replace pharaoh Khufu on the throne of Egypt. Pharaoh Khufu hears the prophecy and goes to kill Djedef, who is just a babe at the time, and kills a servant girl and her child instead. The real Djedef is taken by another servant girl and raised as her own, and as he grows up he enters the military academy and rises high in the military ranks due to his prowess and acumen. Through a series of good fortunes Djedef is appointed commander of an army and wows a beautiful princess, whom he receives permission to marry. Then things turn squirrely for Djedef. The crown prince plots to kill his own father, and tries to pull Djedef into the scheme. Instead Djedef, whose oath is to pharaoh, turns the tables and kills the crown prince. Pharaoh is so grateful he anoints Djedef as his replacement to the throne, thus fulfilling the prophecy.

This story reads smoothly and quickly and is a fun read. The action is straightforward, with few real surprises, but the plot arc is satisfying and a pleasure to read. The characters are brought sufficiently to life that you can root for the good guy and hiss at the bad guy and have fun doing so. I gave the book three stars because this book contains no real surprises and because normally I read fantasy; this was a diversion for me, and I still prefer fantasy to historical fiction. Thus, three stars.
  • Mildorah
This is a careful work of historical fiction subjected to a disappointing translation. The translator takes some interesting metaphors and delivers them with shaking hands and stumbling feet. It's clear that Mahfouz used a variety of literary motifs from ancient literature. The translation isn't horrible, mind you. In truth, I can't even give commentary on its level of accuracy. What I can insist is that it might have been better rendered. Still, this is a fair work of historical fiction, and one that is short enough and focused enough to prove both pleasant and educational.