Alexandria The Last Night of Cleopatra
The Last Night of Cleopatra
  • Imprint: Abrams Press
  • Publication Date: July 29, 2014
  • Price: $15.54
  • ISBN: 978-1-4683-1039-9
  • EAN: 9781468310399
  • Page Count: 400
  • Format: Ebook
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Blending aspects of memoir, history, and travel narrative into an elegant and unique tapestry, Stothard uses the sights and sounds of the ancient city to reconnect with the experiences that shaped his life. Melancholy yet often humorous, Alexandria probingly deconstructs the enigma of modern Egypt—with its uneasy mix of classical touchstones and increasingly volatile Middle Eastern politics—and offers a first–hand glimpse into the fracturing state just before the Tahrir Square uprising and the start of the Arab Spring.

About the author

Peter Stothard is the editor of the Times Literary Supplement and author of Alexandria and The Spartacus Road. From 1992 to 2002 he was the Editor of The Times. In 2012 he was chairman of the judges for the Man Booker Prize.