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Akhenaten

by Dorothy Porter

Paperback $24.95

$24.95

$24.95

Akhenaten was a fascinating, shadowy figure in Egyptian history – archaeologists have discovered attempts to eradicate all traces of his brief reign, but enough remains to tell a remarkable story of incest, heresy, androgyny and a massive cult of personality.

Like Albert Camus celebrated Caligula, Dorothy Porter's Akhenaten is an attractive warped megalomaniac who attempted to construct an heretical religion around one Sun God, with himself at the centre.

Akhenaten is a novel in verse that captures the obsessive, erotic nature of its central figure. It is a towering achievement.

Book Information

  • ISBN: 9780330424233
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pub Date: 01/04/2008
  • Category: Literature & literary studies / Poetry
  • Imprint: Picador Australia
  • Pages: 192
  • Price: $24.95

Akhenaten was a fascinating, shadowy figure in Egyptian history – archaeologists have discovered attempts to eradicate all traces of his brief reign, but enough remains to tell a remarkable story of incest, heresy, androgyny and a massive cult of personality.

Like Albert Camus celebrated Caligula, Dorothy Porter's Akhenaten is an attractive warped megalomaniac who attempted to construct an heretical religion around one Sun God, with himself at the centre.

Akhenaten is a novel in verse that captures the obsessive, erotic nature of its central figure. It is a towering achievement.

Author Information

Dorothy Porter is an acclaimed poet, lyricist and librettist. Before Time Could Change Us, for which she wrote the lyrics (and Katie Noonan sang on the album), won an ARIA for Best Jazz Album 2005. Her second opera, The Eternity Man, for which she wrote the libretto, is in pre-production with the UK's Channel Four for a film. She is the author of the bestselling The Monkey's Mask, What a Piece of Work, and Wild Surmise, all of which have won numerous literary awards. Dorothy passed away in December 2008 at the age of 54.

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