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The Resource Alexandria : the last nights of Cleopatra, Peter Stothard

Alexandria : the last nights of Cleopatra, Peter Stothard

Label
Alexandria : the last nights of Cleopatra
Title
Alexandria
Title remainder
the last nights of Cleopatra
Statement of responsibility
Peter Stothard
Title variation
Last nights of Cleopatra
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"When Peter Stothard, editor of the Times literary supplement, finds himself stranded in the Egyptian city of Alexandria in the winter of 2010, after his flight has been cancelled due to severe weather, he sets out to explore a nation on the brink of revolution. Guided by two native Egyptians, Stothard traces his own life-long interest in the history of Cleopatra, reflecting on her story of lust and loss as well as on his own repeated failure to write the book about her that he had always wanted to. Blending aspects of memoir, history, and travel narrative into an elegent and unique tapestry, Stothard uses the sights and sounds of the ancient city to reconnect with the formative experiences of his life, from his childhood education to his illustrious literary career. Melancholy yet often humorous, Alexanderia probingly deconstructs the enigma of modern Egypt--with its uneasy mix of classical touchstones and roiling Middle Eastern politics--and offers a first-hand glimpse into the fracturing police state of Hosni Mubarak, just before the stunning uprising in Tahrir Square changed everything."--Jacket
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10175477
Cataloging source
YDXCP
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Stothard, Peter
Dewey number
916.2045
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Stothard, Peter
  • Cleopatra
  • Journalists
  • Alexandria (Egypt)
  • Egypt
Target audience
adult
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the last nights of Cleopatra
Label
Alexandria : the last nights of Cleopatra, Peter Stothard
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"First published in Great Britain by Granta Books, 2013"--T.p. verso
Control code
ocn814455008
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xi, 383 p.
Isbn
9781468303704
Other physical details
ill., map
System control number
(OCoLC)814455008
Label
Alexandria : the last nights of Cleopatra, Peter Stothard
Publication
Note
"First published in Great Britain by Granta Books, 2013"--T.p. verso
Control code
ocn814455008
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xi, 383 p.
Isbn
9781468303704
Other physical details
ill., map
System control number
(OCoLC)814455008

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