Poetry and Culture in Middle Kingdom Egypt - A Dark Side to Perfection - R.B. Parkinson

Poetry and Culture in Middle Kingdom Egypt - A Dark Side to Perfection - R.B. Parkinson

11. Reading the poems

Poetry and Culture in Middle Kingdom Egypt - A Dark Side to Perfection - R.B. Parkinson

R.B. Parkinson [+-]
University of Oxford
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Professor of Egyptology; Fellow of The Queen’s College and formerly Former Assistant Keeper,Ancient Egyptian pharaonic culture in the Department: Ancient Egypt and Sudan at the British Museum

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In this chapter, the author reiterates his approach, explaining that he has offered ways of contextualizing the poetry within the surviving system of Egyptian writings and summarizes his conclusions. He then addresses the question of how modern readers might approach and enjoy the texts while avoiding problems of anachronism.

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Parkinson, R.B.. 11. Reading the poems. Poetry and Culture in Middle Kingdom Egypt - A Dark Side to Perfection. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 278-291 Dec 2010. ISBN 9781845537708. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=22546. Date accessed: 20 Sep 2021 doi: 10.1558/equinox.22546. Dec 2010

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