Aegypt Themes & Social Concerns

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Aegypt, the first in Crowley's fournovel sequence, is a book about history, or more accurately, histories. In it, Piece Moffett, a troubled historian, forsakes his position at Barnabas College in New York to resettle in bucolic Blackberry Jambs where he plans to write a history. In the process, Moffett comes to learn much, including that the standard story of human life is not necessarily the only story, that there may indeed be many histories. Once again, Crowley employs Frances Yates's The Art of Memory as a source in his theme of memory in the novel, a theme which investigates the connection between history and memory. As in Little, Big, Crowley demonstrates in Aegypt that the stories that make up individual lives are much like small Chinese boxes nested in larger ones.

Of the many histories of this world, Moffett postulates a secret one, a history in which...

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Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults
Aegypt from Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.
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