Sphinx

  • Auteur: Anne Garreta
  • ISBN: 1941920098
  • Date de sortie: 2015-04-21
  • Collection: Deep Vellum Publishing
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A landmark literary event: the first novel by a female member of Oulipo in English, a sexy genderless love story.

Book of the Sphinx

  • Auteur: Willis Goth Regier
  • ISBN: 9780803205260
  • Date de sortie: 2004-12-01
  • Collection: U of Nebraska Press
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Sought, the Sphinx seems everywhere, whether the guardian of the pyramids on Egypt's Giza plateau or the beautiful man-eater with a deadly riddle, to be approached with awful caution. The Sphinx, that icon painted, sculpted, engraved, and exalted in poetry, fiction, and music, so impressed the philosopher Hegel that he pronounced the creature “the symbol of the symbolic itself.” With a wealth of illustrations, Book of the Sphinx confirms Hegel's lofty judgment, finding the Sphinx everywhere: in tragedies, paintings, opera, murder mysteries, brothels, bars, and advertisements. Pursuing the Sphinx through kaleidoscopic sightings and encyclopedic observations, Willis Goth Regier plumbs the symbol's mysteries, conducting the reader down ever more perplexing and intriguing paths. Wonderfully readable, his highly idiosyncratic tour of the ages and the arts leads at last to a conception of the Sphinx that embraces nothing less than all that is unknowable—proving once again that confronting a Sphinx is one of the most dangerous and exhilarating adventures of the imagination.

Riddles of the Sphinx

  • Auteur: Paul Jordan
  • ISBN:
  • Date de sortie: 1998-02-19
  • Collection: Sutton Publishing, Limited
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I strongly recommend this book. A valuable contribution. --Dr. Rosalie David, Keeper of Egyptology, The Manchester Museum When we think of The Sphinx, two notions come to mind: the massive carving at the edge of the Libyan desert by Cairo and the fearful creature of classical myth who posed high-stakes riddles to passers by. While this book focuses squarely on the former sphinx, the very existence of this formidable monument poses riddles all its own. The first book devoted to the fabled Great Sphinx of Gizeh in over fifty years, this magnificently illustrated volume provides a long overdue and balanced assessment of recent claims about the age of the Sphinx. Defined by its straight-forward style, inviting to seasoned Egyptologist and interested tourist alike, Riddles of the Sphinx skillfully combines text and image, description and photographic detail, to offer a remarkably complete account of this mysterious, majestic figure.

Oedipus and the Sphinx

  • Auteur: Almut-Barbara Renger
  • ISBN: 022604811X
  • Date de sortie: 2013-09-03
  • Collection: University of Chicago Press
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When Oedipus met the Sphinx on the road to Thebes, he did more than answer a riddle—he spawned a myth that, told and retold, would become one of Western culture’s central narratives about self-understanding. Identifying the story as a threshold myth—in which the hero crosses over into an unknown and dangerous realm where rules and limits are not known—Oedipus and the Sphinx offers a fresh account of this mythic encounter and how it deals with the concepts of liminality and otherness. Almut-Barbara Renger assesses the story’s meanings and functions in classical antiquity—from its presence in ancient vase painting to its absence in Sophocles’s tragedy—before arriving at two of its major reworkings in European modernity: the psychoanalytic theory of Sigmund Freud and the poetics of Jean Cocteau. Through her readings, she highlights the ambiguous status of the Sphinx and reveals Oedipus himself to be a liminal creature, providing key insights into Sophocles’s portrayal and establishing a theoretical framework that organizes evaluations of the myth’s reception in the twentieth century. Revealing the narrative of Oedipus and the Sphinx to be the very paradigm of a key transition experienced by all of humankind, Renger situates myth between the competing claims of science and art in an engagement that has important implications for current debates in literary studies, psychoanalytic theory, cultural history, and aesthetics.

Book of proceedings

  • Auteur: The Supreme Council of Antiquities
  • ISBN:
  • Date de sortie: 1992-12-31
  • Collection: Amer Univ in Cairo Pr
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Sphinx

  • Auteur: Christiane Zivie-Coche
  • ISBN: 9780801489549
  • Date de sortie: 2004
  • Collection: Cornell University Press
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The sphinx is one of the most enigmatic and famous monuments of ancient Egypt. Commissioned by Chephren in the mid-3rd millennium BC as part of a funerary complex, this book traces the history of its construction, its function and religious significance, its relationship to other later sphinxes and its enduring symbolism. The arrival of Christianity really sealed the fate of the sphinx and Zivie-Coche continues the history of this monument through the Greco-Roman period and touches on the excavations carried out in and around the monument in the 20th century.

Shadow of the Sphinx

  • Auteur: Carla Jablonski
  • ISBN: 0689850808
  • Date de sortie: 2003-01-01
  • Collection: Simon and Schuster
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As she slowly begins to familiarize herself with witchcraft, Paige accidentally transforms herself into a cat, causing her sisters to mistake her for a stray and give her to a shelter, where she is transported to Ancient Egypt.
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