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Debate Between a Man and His Soul: A Masterpiece of Ancient Egyptian Literature (James P Allen) Hardcover Book, (Brill, 2011) 9789004193031
Debate Between a Man and His Soul: A Masterpiece of Ancient Egyptian Literature (James P Allen) Hardcover Book, (Brill, 2011) 9789004193031
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Title: The Debate Between a Man and His Soul: A Masterpiece of Ancient Egyptian Literature

Author: Allen, James P

Publisher: Brill; Publication Date: 2011

Hardcover; ISBN: 9789004193031

Volumes: 1; Pages: xiv, 308

List Price in Cloth: $168.00 Our price: $142.75

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This book is a new study of the ancient Egyptian poem known in English as The Man Who Was Tired of Life or The Dialogue of a Man and His Ba (or Soul). The composition is universally regarded as one of the masterpieces of ancient Egyptian literature. It is also one of the most difficult and continually debated, the subject of more than one hundred books and articles. The present study offers new readings and translations, along with an analysis of the text's grammar and versification, and a complete philological apparatus. ContentsChapter One: IntroductionChapter Two: Epigraphic AnalysisChapter Three: Philological AnalysisChapter Four: Grammatical AnalysisChapter Five: Stylistic AnalysisChapter Six: Textual Analysis
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