The Pyramid by Ismail Kadare

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Seeing pyramids as Egypt's macabre obsession with death, Pharoah Cheops resists having his own built, and with his court sages, he discovers that the pyramid was originally constructed as a means of oppressing the people.

About Ismail Kadare

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Ismail Kadare is the most prominent of contemporary Albanian writers. He has written poetry, short stories, literary criticism, and seven novels. His works have been translated and published in more than two dozen countries. An internationally known figure, he has visited and lectured in many countries. He was also a representative to Albania's People's Assembly. In 1990 Kadare left Albania for Paris where he became openly dissident. Bellos is professor of French at Princeton University, won the Prix Goncourt de la Biographie for his life of Georges Perec. He is also the award-winning translator of Perec's Life: A User's Manual and other novels.
Published January 1, 1996 by THE HARVELL PRESS. 128 pages
Genres: History, Education & Reference, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The seventh novel to have appeared in English from the Albanian author (of, most notably, Chronicle in Stone, 1987, and The Concert, 1994) who is frequently mentioned as a leading candidate for the Nobel Prize.

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Set in ancient Egypt-where Pharaoh Cheops oversees the construction of his tomb, the highest, most majestic pyramid ever, to be built by tens of thousands of his brainwashed subjects-the novel's hypnotically Kafkaesque narrative exposes the alienating, destructive effects of investing unquestione...

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