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On a Balcony

David Stacton
Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571295791
Date Published
21.06.2012
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Summary

On A Balcony is devoted to the 14th century [B.C.] and the Pharaoh Ikhnaton, his sister-wife Nefertiti, the sculptor Tutmose, and the rivalry his religion of Aton brought to Egypt and its then current cult of Amon… presenting Ikhnaton’s imposition of a new religion upon those who look on him as a god.’ Kirkus Review

‘A fascinating study in royal neuroticism.’ John Davenport, Observer

‘A weird, subtle and compelling novel.’ Time & Tide

‘What is important about Mr Stacton is his originality. We cannot guess how his book is going to develop. We cannot trace influences on his writing or fit him into any preconceived literary scheme…There is a self-confidence about his writing that has no trace of vanity.’ Times Literary Supplement.

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David Stacton (1923-1968) was born Lionel Kingsley Evans in San Francisco. He attended Stanford University before serving in the Civilian Public Service as a conscientious objector during World War II, eventually graduating from the University of California at Berkeley in 1951. Stacton went to Europe after college and ended up staying, in his words, ‘because I liked it and because…

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