Peter Bebergal is a writer and critic and some of his work has appeared in The Times Literary Supplement, The Believer, and Tin House. He is the author of Too Much to Dream: A Psychedelic American Boyhood and the forthcoming Season of the Witch: How the Occult Saved Rock ’n’ Roll.
How to Unwrap a Mummy: On Roger Luckhurst’s “The Mummy’s Curse”
IN THE EARLY part of the 19th century, Egypt occupied a liminal place in the British imagination. It represented the height ...