Le combat de Sinouhé contre le “champion du Réténou”

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Abstract

In the autobiographical story of Sinuhe, the central episode is the hero's fight against the champion of Retenu. The challenge launched by his rival place him in conditions similar to those that had caused his flight to Asia. The fact that he agrees to fight causes him to a process of catharsis that leads him to aspire back. The king of Egypt, whose omniscience is highlighted, allows Sinuhe to return home, because he knows the reasons that had driven him to flee to Asia.
Original languageFrench
Title of host publicationLes combats dans les mythes et les littératures de l'Orient
Subtitle of host publication& Miscellanea orientalia et iranica belgo-polonica : Wojciech Skalmowski in memoriam
EditorsChristian Cannuyer, Daniel De Smet, Marie-Anne Persoons
PublisherSociété Belge d'Etudes Orientales
Pages166-179
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)978-2-9601012-8-7
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Publication series

NameActa Orientalia Belgica
PublisherSociété Belge d'Etudes Orientales
Volume31
ISSN (Print)0567-7882

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OBSOMER, C. (2018). Le combat de Sinouhé contre le “champion du Réténou”. In C. Cannuyer, D. De Smet, & M-A. Persoons (Eds.), Les combats dans les mythes et les littératures de l'Orient: & Miscellanea orientalia et iranica belgo-polonica : Wojciech Skalmowski in memoriam (pp. 166-179). (Acta Orientalia Belgica; Vol. 31). Société Belge d'Etudes Orientales.