In Reading Ancient Egyptian Poetry, Richard Parkinson explores how ancient Egyptian poems have been read and perceived across the ages. * Presents an invative and theoretically-informed account of how the most famous ancient Egyptian poems have been read over 4,000 years * From a leading expert in the interpretation of ancient Egyptian literature * Explores the original experience of ordinary Egyptians enjoying the poems as well as their interpretation during the Middle Kingdom and up to modern times * Draws on recent discoveries in the British Museum archives to reconstruct the contexts of the poems
R. B. Parkinson is a curator in the Department of Ancient Egypt & Sudan, the British Museum, and regularly teaches in England and Germany. His publications include The Tale of the Eloquent Peasant (1991), the prize-winning Sinuhe and Other Ancient Egyptian Poems 1940-1640 bc (1997), and Poetry and Culture in Middle Kingdom Egypt (2002).
R. B. Parkinson
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