King of Egypt, King of Dreams (Insomniac Library)

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Writing to poet Al Purdy, MacEwen confessed she wanted her second novel to be "bulky, readable, and not overly mysterious." Unlike in Julian, however, here MacEwen sets out to write a serious novel that also functions as entertaining historical fiction. The novel's hero is Akhenaton, Pharaoh of Egypt's Eighteenth Dynasty, who was the first ruler to introduce the idea of monotheism. As Rosemary Sullivan remarks in her biography of MacEwen, he was, like Julian, "one more human being filled with the god-lust." Akhenaton's single-mindedness in his quest for his own brand of reason is a paradoxical distillation of the artistic temperament: originality, fertility and beauty set against death and despair and an inability to love. With an afterword by the author's sister.

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Gwendolyn MacEwen was born in Toronto in 1941. The author of numerous books of award-winning poetry, including A Breakfast for Barbarians, The Shadow-Maker and The T.E. Lawrence Poems, she also published novels, plays, travel memoirs and children's books. MacEwen died in 1987.

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