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The Tale of Sinuhe: And Other Ancient Egyptian Poems 1940-1640 B.C. (Oxford World's Classics) Paperback – 26 Mar. 2009

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Classicists interested in the development of ancient lyric and epic will find plenty to enjoy in Parkinson's elegant and subtle collection of translations of the principal Egyptian literary texts dating to the period known as the Middle Kingdom ... His beautiful translations and thorough, informative yet unobtrusive commentaries work together to convey strongly the poetic qualities of the Egyptian originals ... Parkinson has produced a book of lasting value here, whose high quality and easy yet authoritative presentation will make these too-long-obscure poems accessible to a wider audience in comparative literary studies, and (I hope) beyond. ― Dominic Montserrat, The Classical Review

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Classicists interested in the development of ancient lyric and epic will find plenty to enjoy in Parkinson's elegant and subtle collection of translations of the principal Egyptian literary texts dating to the period known as the Middle Kingdom ... His beautiful translations and thorough, informative yet unobtrusive commentaries work together to convey strongly the poetic qualities of the Egyptian originals ... Parkinson has produced a book of lasting value here, whose high quality and easy yet authoritative presentation will make these too-long-obscure poems accessible to a wider audience in comparative literary studies, and (I hope) beyond. ― Dominic Montserrat, The Classical Review

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ OUP Oxford (26 Mar. 2009)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 336 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0199555621
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0199555628
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 19.3 x 1.78 x 12.7 cm
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