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The similarities between the warlike Hittites and Nazi Germany include their Lebensraum project, fast sudden warfare or Blitzkrieguse of propaganda to weaken the enemy, and worship of health and power while disdaining the sickly and weak.

He sails to Thebes and opens a clinic for the poor in the same neighborhood in which he grew up. It’s a rich book, a bawdy book, a book that carries one to distant shores and makes one feel an onlooker as was Sinuhe.

Egypt should is a time period that can produce some of the best historical novels ever. Eegipteanul the war, he also wrote several novellas, showing particular mastery in this genre. Retrieved 25 April In Dr Richard Parkinson, the director and the curator of the Egyptian department of the British Museum, called it a “serious intellectual achievement” and that it “depicts a culture of real human beings in a way achieved by few other novels”. A saga heavy with philosophy and social commentary on mob mentality and religious fervor.

The book is indeed a work of art, its language and effects fit splendidly with the French language, it contains not a single tasteless nor crude spot nor archaeological error.

The reading is not easy either because of the formal way of speaking and depicting things, I know it is a local and historical colour, but I doubt people would behave the same in their intimacy. His slave Kaptah now released egiptwanul Sinuhe instead becomes a businessman and buys a pub called “Crocodile’s Tail”.



It has been claimed that he also suffered from insomnia and depression, sometimes to the extent of needing hospital treatment. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Nefernefernefer gets Sinuhe to give her everything he owns and even to sell his adoptive parents’ house and grave. In it, Waltari explored the disastrous consequences of Akhenaten’s well-intentioned implementation of unconditional idealism in a society, [7] and referenced the tensions at the borders of the Egyptian empire which resemble those on the Soviet-Finnish frontier.

Although Waltari employed some poetic license in combining the biographies of Sinuhe and Akhenaten, he was otherwise much concerned about the historical accuracy of his detailed description of ancient Egyptian life and carried out considerable research into the subject. The only interesting r I think it was too long. Or maybe I am wrong Sinuhe is attracted to the teachings that the new king proclaims and, as he feels, focuses on light, equality and justice, and joins Akhenaten’s court.

Waltari wrote seven more historical novels, placed in various ancient cultures, among which The Dark Angel, set during the Fall of Constantinople in is probably the best.

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What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun. Every now and then he is visited by his former servant Kaptah, who only becomes richer and richer, and is now Sinuhe’s patron. Sinuhe loses his mind from grief, but Kaptah finally succeeds in calming him down and convinces him to realize that it’s best to move on and return to Syria.

Return to Book Page. The movie was better.

The author has some knowledge about ancient myths and egyptian reliefs and depictions and is trying to connect them all and that is not the beginning of a good book, and becomes very tedious very soon.

Well educated, he sets up a clinic and acquires the sly and eloquent slave Kaptah, who will be his companion and close friend throughout his life. Waltari is regarded in foreign countries not as a specifically Finnish author but as a master of historical fiction in world literature.


Sinuhe is horrified by this and fears that he will not see Minea again. He never does or says anything to give me the impression that he’s learning much from his life, or growing more mature. The Egyptian was first published in late November Sinuhe, the book’s titular main character, is a fictional invention, but much of what happens in the book is based on historical events.

Soon after its release in the USAit was selected book of the month in Septemberand then entered the bestseller lists in Octoberwhere it remained the unparalleled two years – copies were sold in that time.

I’m not sure how this is handled in other languages, though. While an endearing character, he’s endowed with near-superhuman powers of gainful craftiness, cunning industry, and an uncanny ability to invest.


Ihmeellinen Joosef Komisario Palmu. It was simply going through the motions, seeing Egypt without being emotionally invested in the environment. No trivia or quizzes yet. Ashamed and dishonored, Sinuhe arranges his adoptive parents to be embalmed and buries them in the Valley of the Kings they had taken their lives before evictionafter which he decides to go to exile in the company of Kaptah to Levantwhich was under Egyptian rule at the time.

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A while after Minea has been escorted into the mountain cave, Sinuhe enters the cave to search for Minea.