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Chapter One: Introduction

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Chapter Summary

The ancient Egyptian literary work that is the subject of this study was first entitled by Adolf Erman Gespräch eines Lebensmüden mit seiner Seele and is often referred to as the Lebensmüde, or in French, Le dèsespèrè. The present work has adopted a slightly revised title, The Debate between a Man and His Soul, because it accurately reflects the theme of the work, which is an inner debate about death versus life. It is also perhaps the most widely discussed and debated of all Egyptian literary works, the subject of six books and more than seventy articles and translations.

Keywords:death; debate; Egyptian literary work; life; soul



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