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The Story of a Shipwrecked Sailor

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ISBN : 0241968615
Pages : 128 pages
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Download and Read The Story of a Shipwrecked Sailor PDF by Gabriel Garcia Marquez Full Book and published by Penguin UK. This book was released on 2014-03-06 with total page 128 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Gabriel Garcia Marquez, winner of the 1982 Nobel Prize for Literature and author of One Hundred Years of Solitude, started his literary career with the publication of The Story of a Shipwrecked Sailor . . . 'On February 22 we were told that we would be returning to Columbia' In 1955 eight crew members of Caldas, a Colombian destroyer, were swept overboard. Velasco alone survived, drifting on a raft for ten days without food or water. Marquez retells the survivor's amazing tale of endurance, from his loneliness and thirst to his determination to survive. The Story of a Shipwrecked Sailor was Marquez's first major work, published in a Colombian newspaper, El Espectador, in 1955 and then in book form in 1970. 'The story of Velasco on his raft, his battle with sharks over a succulent fish, his hallucinations, his capture of a seagull which he was unable to eat, his subsequent droll rescue, has all the grip of archetypal myth. Reads like an epic' Independent 'A master storyteller' Daily Mail 'Garcia Marquez is a retailer of wonders' Sunday Times


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ISBN : 067972205X
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Download and Read The Story of a Shipwrecked Sailor PDF by Gabriel García Márquez Full Book and published by National Geographic Books. This book was released on 1989-03-13 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In 1955, Garcia Marquez was working for El Espectador, a newspaper in Bogota, when in February of that year eight crew members of the Caldas, a Colombian destroyer, were washed overboard and disappeared. Ten days later one of them turned up, barely alive, on a deserted beach in northern Colombia. This book, which originally appeared as a series of newspaper articles, is Garcia Marquez's account of that sailor's ordeal. Translated by Randolf Hogan.


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Story of a Shipwrecked Sailor

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ISBN : 1101911093
Pages : 128 pages
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Download and Read Story of a Shipwrecked Sailor PDF by Gabriel García Márquez Full Book and published by Vintage. This book was released on 2014-10-15 with total page 128 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: AVAILABLE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN eBOOK! In 1955, Garcia Marquez was working for El Espectador, a newspaper in Bogota, when in February of that year eight crew members of the Caldas, a Colombian destroyer, were washed overboard and disappeared. Ten days later one of them turned up, barely alive, on a deserted beach in northern Colombia. This book, which originally appeared as a series of newspaper articles, is Garcia Marquez's account of that sailor's ordeal. Translated by Randolf Hogan.


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Tale of the Shipwrecked Sailor

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ISBN : 1990289215
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Download and Read Tale of the Shipwrecked Sailor PDF by Scriptural Research Institute Full Book and published by Scriptural Research Institute. This book was released on with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Tale of the Shipwrecked Sailor is the earliest known surviving story of a shipwrecked sailor, and as such is the forerunner of many stories of nautical adventure encountering strange magical creatures, from Homer's Odyssey to Sinbad the Sailor. In a broader sense, it is generally considered the oldest piece of Egyptian fiction to survive to the present. Only one copy has been found to date, a single papyrus manuscript which resides as the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia, and is designated pHermitage 1115. The exact origin of the papyrus was not properly documented at the time, which was common of early Egyptologists, however, it was most likely recovered in Vladimir Golenishchev's 1884-85 expedition to the Wadi Hammamat, which was the major trade route between the Nile in southern Egypt and the port of El Qoseir on the Red Sea. The papyrus does appear to be complete, however, the story is not. It begins abruptly, and ends abruptly, and suggests that it was excised from an older text. The story begins as a ship's captain is returning home from Nubia, on a failed mission of some kind, and then segues to the narrator telling the disinterested captain of a time when was shipwrecked on an island near Punt. It ends as abruptly as it begins, but the scribe confirms that this is the end of the story. Based on the content, it appears that the point of the papyrus was to copy the section of text dealing with the island and the 'Lord of Punt,' which was copied from a longer text in which the captain returned from his failed mission in Nubia, and told the king a story his crewman had told him to make up for the fact that he had nothing to report, but also downplayed the fantastic story by making it clear that it was his boring crewman's story, and not his. The reason for the extraction of the story, was probably because at the time, in the early Middle Kingdom era, the Egyptians were re-exploring their world, and trying to find the lands their ancestors had been trading with. This short work of probable fiction was, nevertheless, about the fabled land of Punt, which the Middle Kingdom reopened trade with in the 11th dynasty. Under the 11th dynasty's Mentuhotep III, an officer named Hannu reopened trade with Punt, however, it is unknown if he personally sailed there or simply organized the expedition. The most probable time for Imenyas pen-Imeny to have excised the story was before that first mission of Hannu, when the Egyptians were scouring their records for information on Punt. The fact that it was abandoned in the Wadi Hammamat, the route taken from the capital at Thebes to the Red Sea port of El Qoseir, seems to be a pretty strong indicator that the navigator did not see any value in the text, and did not even bother carrying it all the way to the harbor.


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Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
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ISBN : 9780313288326
Pages : 470 pages
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Download and Read Bibliographic Guide to Gabriel García Márquez, 1986-1992 PDF by Nelly S. Gonzalez Full Book and published by Greenwood Publishing Group. This book was released on 1994 with total page 470 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Annotated bibliography of books, articles, audio-visual materials on the career and works of the Nobel Prize winning Colombian novelist and journalist.


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Egypt, Canaan and Israel: History, Imperialism, Ideology and Literature

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ISBN : 9004194932
Pages : 381 pages
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Download and Read Egypt, Canaan and Israel: History, Imperialism, Ideology and Literature PDF by S. Bar Full Book and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2011-06-09 with total page 381 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The proceedings of the conference “Egypt, Canaan and Israel: History, Imperialism, Ideology and Literature” include the latest discussions about the political, military, cultural, economic, ideological, literary and administrative relations between Egypt, Canaan and Israel during the Second and First Millennia BC incorporating texts, art, and archaeology.


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ISBN : 1937040410
Pages : 544 pages
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Download and Read Joyful in Thebes PDF by Kathlyn M. Cooney Full Book and published by ISD LLC. This book was released on 2015-08-25 with total page 544 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An international group of scholars have contributed to Joyful in Thebes, a Festschrift for the distinguished Egyptologist Betsy M. Bryan. The forty-two articles deal with topics of art history, archaeology, history, and philology representing virtually the entire span of ancient Egyptian civilization. These diverse studies, which often present unpublished material or new interpretations of specific issues in Egyptian history, literature, and art history, well reflect the broad research interests of the honoree. Abundantly illustrated with photographs and line drawings, the volume also includes a comprehensive bibliography of Bryan's publications through 2015.


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ISBN : 9004323074
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Download and Read Orality and Literacy in the Demotic Tales PDF by Jacqueline E. Jay Full Book and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2016-06-10 with total page 373 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In Orality and Literacy in the Demotic Tales, Jacqueline E. Jay extrapolates from the surviving ancient Egyptian written record hints of a parallel oral tradition, focusing in particular on the corpus of Demotic narrative literature surviving from the Greco-Roman Period.


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ISBN : 9781481425254
Pages : 32 pages
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Download and Read The Shipwrecked Sailor PDF by Tamara Bower Full Book and published by Atheneum Books for Young Readers. This book was released on 2014-01-14 with total page 32 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This story is based on one found on a papyrus scroll of hieroglyphs from the nineteenth century B.C., Egypt. It tells the tale of a voyage on the Red Sea to a mysterious and enchanted land of riches located south of Egypt. On his way to the King's gold mines, a sailor is shipwrecked on a magic island, the Island of the Soul. Not long after he arrives, a gigantic serpent with scales of gold appears and reveals to the sailor that he is the Prince of Punt, and is also a lone survivor. The two become good friends, but one day a ship comes to rescue the sailor. Bearing gifts from the Prince, the sailor returns to Egypt with full hands, and a full heart. This is a tale of the surprising (and fortuitous) bonds that unite us, and of the good that comes to us when we least expect it. Tamara Bower's lush illustrations are rendered in Egyptian style, and phrases from the story appear in hieroglyphs with their literal translations.


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ISBN : 1939656885
Pages : 32 pages
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Download and Read The Shipwrecked Sailor PDF by Suzanne I Barchers Full Book and published by Red Chair Press. This book was released on 2015-01-01 with total page 32 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Sadiki fears the worst when he is tossed from his ship in a storm. But a chance encounter with a serpent changes his life and that of the Pharoah.


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ISBN : 143811298X
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Download and Read Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Updated Edition PDF by Harold Bloom Full Book and published by Infobase Publishing. This book was released on 2009 with total page 247 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Presents a collection of eleven critical essays on the works of Colombian writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez.


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ISBN : 1948488388
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Download and Read His Good Name PDF by Christina Geisen Full Book and published by ISD LLC. This book was released on 2021-03-20 with total page 384 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The wish to affiliate with a specific cultural, social, or ethnical group is as important today as it was in past societies, such as that of the ancient Egyptians. The same significance applies to the self-presentation of an individual within such a group. Although it is inevitable that we perceive ancient cultures through the lens of our time, place, and value systems, we can certainly try to look beyond these limitations. Questions of how the ancient Egyptians saw themselves and how individuals tried to establish and thus present themselves in society are central pieces of the puzzle of how we interpret this ancient culture. This volume focuses on the topic of identity and self-presentation, tackling the subject from many different angles: the ways in which social and personal identities are constructed and maintained; the manipulations of culture by individuals to reflect real or aspirational identities; and the methods modern scholars use to attempt to say something about ancient persons. Building on the work of Ronald J. Leprohon, to whom this volume is dedicated, contributions in this volume present an overview of our current state of understanding of patterns of identity and self-presentation in ancient Egypt. The contributions approach various aspects of identity and self-presentation through studies of gender, literature, material culture, mythology, names, and officialdom.


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Voices of Ancient Egypt: Contemporary Accounts of Daily Life

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ISBN : 031339783X
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Download and Read Voices of Ancient Egypt: Contemporary Accounts of Daily Life PDF by Rosalie David Full Book and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2014-10-28 with total page 269 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Supporting the current trends toward document-based teaching, this book introduces the reader to the multifaceted world of ancient Egypt through revealing excerpts from 51 texts written by Egyptians themselves. • Offers a fresh yet accessible approach to the study of ancient Egypt by giving readers firsthand insights into Egyptians' own perceptions of their unique world • Illuminates the character and social history of the ancient Egyptians as well as many aspects of daily life and practice • Shows how the extensive timespan of ancient Egyptian civilization and its domination of the surrounding geographical areas exerted a profound influence that lasted through time • Demonstrates how significant aspects of ancient Egyptian culture have been transmitted to the modern world • Includes "Topics and Activities to Consider" to encourage discussion and allow readers to expand their knowledge


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ISBN : 1440840415
Pages : 420 pages
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Download and Read The Nile: An Encyclopedia of Geography, History, and Culture PDF by John A. Shoup III Full Book and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2017-05-12 with total page 420 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book provides an avenue for students to explore the Nile—the world's longest river—and better understand its larger role in society in the past, present, and future. • Presents primary documents that allow students to delve deeper into the past and more recent political history of the Nile and serve librarians and teachers in their support of curricula standards • Combines historical, cultural, and geographical perspectives on the Nile River—in the long-ago past through to modern day—into one comprehensive reference work • Contains additional features, such an appendix of place names and a glossary of terms, that provide ready-reference material


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ISBN : 1576076393
Pages : 275 pages
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Download and Read Popular Stories of Ancient Egypt PDF by Gaston Maspero Full Book and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2002 with total page 275 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Makes available a difficult-to-find folkloric scholarship classic and illuminates it with contemporary commentary from a preeminent authority on Egyptian folktales. * Makes available to modern readers the original 24 texts included in the 1915 English edition, including Tale of Two Brothers, the world's oldest Märchen * Includes a thoughtful introduction by Hasan El-Shamy, which establishes the historical context and examines the debates surrounding these ancient texts


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The Tale of Sinuhe and Other Ancient Egyptian Poems, 1940-1640 BC

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Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
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ISBN : 9780192839664
Pages : 340 pages
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Download and Read The Tale of Sinuhe and Other Ancient Egyptian Poems, 1940-1640 BC PDF by Full Book and published by Oxford University Press, USA. This book was released on 1998 with total page 340 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "This anthology contains all the substantial surviving works from the golden age of Ancient Egyptian fictional literature (c.1940-1640 B.C.). Composed by an anonymous author in the form of a funerary autobiography, the Tale tells how the courtier Sinuhe flees Egypt at the death of his king. His adventures bring wealth and happiness, but his failure to find meaningful life abroad is only redeemed by the new king's sympathy, and he finally returns to the security of his homeland. Other works from the Middle Kingdom include a poetic dialogue between a man and his soul on the problem of suffering and death, a teaching about the nature of wisdom which is bitterly spoken by the ghost of the assassinated King Amenemhat I, and a series of light-hearted tales of wonder from the court of the builder of the Great Pyramid."--Jacket.