The Book of Amuwapi

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Amuwapi is the name of a prehistoric god who lives alone in the Palace of the Moon and weeps ceaselessly. He is associated with tears, with writing, with the sundial, with menstruation and with a human sacrifice cult which has left traces in the civilizations of the dawn of history - in Sumer, in the Indus Valley, in Egypt and in ancient China, for instance. It is suggested, though, that the origins of the cult may lie much further back in prehistory. The Book of Amuwapi is a collection of documents from various civilizations and periods associated in some way with the cult of Amuwapi, varying from the legal documents of lost civilizations to Javanese folk tales. Intertwined with this reconstruction of the Amuwapi cult is the story of the catfish, who meets Amuwapi at the beginning of the book and is advised by him to carry out a search for Love.

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Christopher Lord is known in Prague as a Renaissance man of sorts. The Book of Amuwapi displays his various intellectual interests. For Twisted Spoon, the publication of this book is part of an ongoing effort to bring out the works of expatriate authors.

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Christopher Lord (b. 1958) was educated at Balliol College, Oxford and has lived in Prague since 1991. He is a dramatist, composer, and political theorist, and has been active in local English-language theater as well as collaborating on music projects . His previously published work includes Politics (Charles University Press) and the play Danse Macabre.

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Book Description Twisted Spoon Press, Czech Republic, 2000. Paperback. Condition: New. Petr Nikl (illustrator). Language: English . Brand New Book. Amuwapi is the name of a prehistoric god who lives alone in the Palace of the Moon and weeps ceaselessly. He is associated with tears, with writing, with the sundial, with menstruation and with a human sacrifice cult which has left traces in the civilizations of the dawn of history - in Sumer, in the Indus Valley, in Egypt and in ancient China, for instance. It is suggested, though, that the origins of the cult may lie much further back in prehistory. The Book of Amuwapi is a collection of documents from various civilizations and periods associated in some way with the cult of Amuwapi, varying from the legal documents of lost civilizations to Javanese folk tales. Intertwined with this reconstruction of the Amuwapi cult is the story of the catfish, who meets Amuwapi at the beginning of the book and is advised by him to carry out a search for Love. Seller Inventory # AAO9788086264141

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