Mailer novel set in old egypt

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To whom do I speak today? Brothers are evil, Friends of today are not of love. The gentle man perishes, The bold-faced goes everywhere. He of the peaceful face is wretched, The good is disregarded in every place. When a man should arouse wrath by his evil conduct, He stirs all men to mirth, although his iniquity is wicked.
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The friendship had been strained, to put it mildly, ever since Mailer attacked Styron in Advertisements for Myself. What would have been the point?

Novels Set in Ancient Egypt

HERE it is at last, morethan a decade in the making, the subject of ceaseless speculation while still a work in progress, billed by the publishers as a ''landmark in American letters'': Norman Mailer's long-awaited ''Egyptian novel. The most recent compliment came from Mailer's alma mater, Harvard; usually reserved in its relations with famous sons and daughters, the university put his photograph on the cover of its alumni magazine this spring and filled pages with an interview probing the meanings of ''Ancient Evenings. For a novel set in Egypt before the birth of Christ to rouse levels of excitement on the order of those inspired by ''Ancient Evenings'' is astonishing. Not more astonishing, though, I found, than the excitement stirred by the book's opening chapters - an excitement unrelated to hype. Swiftly ''Ancient Evenings'' pulls its reader inside a consciousness different from any hitherto met in fiction. A soul or body entombed is struggling to burst free, desperate not alone for light and air but for prayer and story - promised comforters that have been treacherously withheld or stolen.

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This essay offers a Jungian reading of Ancient Evenings. Specifically, the tendencies and traits definitive of the ego inhabiting the second of three stages of the Hero archetype are similar to the features of Ancient Evenings that have resulted in its main critiques. Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF. Skip to main content.

Two months after his death, the Norman Mailer Archive has finally opened in Texas. Containing 40, letters and "materials associated with every one of his Presumably, among the 1, plus boxes held there, at least one will shed some light on one of his lesser known works: Ancient Evenings. I had the rare pleasure of chancing across a copy while staying in a rented cottage over the holidays. To say I read it would be an exaggeration, but I read bits of it, with a growing sense of bewildered awe. It's an unintentionally hilarious tale of mysticism and royal bloodlines in ancient Egypt, a grandly misguided folly in the best traditions of Mailer.

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