The Hieroglyphics

Fiction In THE HIEROGLYPHICS, a novel la in prose poems, Michael Stewart tackles nothing less than a radical revision of creation myths that comments darkly on the ancient stories we have received the future we may be facing Stewart s language is spare haunting, the allusions resonating, in this work that reminds us how pale are the achievements of men WFiction In THE HIEROGLYPHICS, a novel la in prose poems, Michael Stewart tackles nothing less than a radical revision of creation myths that comments darkly on the ancient stories we have received the future we may be facing Stewart s language is spare haunting, the allusions resonating, in this work that reminds us how pale are the achievements of men Wendy Barker.
The Hieroglyphics Fiction In THE HIEROGLYPHICS a novel la in prose poems Michael Stewart tackles nothing less than a radical revision of creation myths that comments darkly on the ancient stories we have received the

  • Title: The Hieroglyphics
  • Author: MichaelStewart
  • ISBN: 9780983026310
  • Page: 233
  • Format: Paperback
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    1. In the fifth century A.D Horapollo Niliacus wrote a book on the meanings of 70 hieroglyphs, apparently relying on a vague cultural understanding and a lot of creative license, but perhaps not on any actual information about Egypt. In the twentieth century A.D Michael Stewart appropriated this book's entire organizing structure (hieroglyph sequence and their supposed names) along with bits of the text and ideas themselves, in order to convey an unsettling semi-anthropological account of an essent [...]

    2. Harapollo Niliacus wrote his interpretations of Egyptian hieroglyphics during the fifth century CE. Some commentators think Harapollo might have been a pagan holdout in a rapidly Christianizing world, but in any event he knew very little about hieroglyphics. He ascribed moralizing meanings to the images, a practice that would remain popular into the Renaissance. You can read his work on the internet.Michael Stewart has taken Harapollo's organization and his fallacious interpretations and entered [...]

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