Greek Myths: A New Retelling, with drawings by Chris Ofili

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Greek Myths: A New Retelling, with drawings by Chris Ofili

Greek Myths: A New Retelling, with drawings by Chris Ofili

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That is, it retells the myths without offering any new or refreshing points of view, while also doing it in the most chaotic way, oftentimes forgetting crucial plot details or explaining them in such backward way that they lose much of their original meaning. This New Noise, a book based on her nine-part series of reports on the BBC, was published by Guardian-Faber in 2015. This is explained in the introduction, but it is essentially the written depiction of a physical work of art that itself visually tells a story. Other chapters also incorporate The Odyssey, The Homeric Hymns, Euripides, Sophocles, etc, but these are all interwoven and retold amazingly. If you want a general overview of Greek mythology but like with humor and wit and joviality while still focusing on the actual myths, lol THIS IS NOT THE BOOK.

Higgins began her career in journalism on Vogue magazine in 1995 and moved to the Guardian in 1997, for which she has served as classical music editor and arts correspondent. And it's not just now I've absolutely adored every retelling/modern interpretation of her, it just works for me, and she's once more my favorite voice here - again, makes sense when my favorite female characters of all time play into the archetype of Penelope - just her mind makes it all so worth it! For more details, please consult the latest information provided by Royal Mail's International Incident Bulletin. It is accepted by you that Daunt Books has no control over additional charges in relation to customs clearance.Here are myths of the creation, of Heracles and Theseus and Perseus, the Trojan war and its origins and aftermaths, tales of Thebes and Argos and Athens. Additionally, while the drawings are lovely in the book, I found it interesting that the author chose to use a male artist for what is supposed to be a female-centric book. There is no shortage these days of lively, well-written retellings of ancient Greek and Roman myths, but Charlotte Higgins has embraced a central metaphor – weaving – that leads us through the labyrinth of interconnected stories in a startlingly fresh way. CONTENT WARNING - the classical myths are full of repulsive behaviour, mostly on the part of male gods. He didn't tell her that after the pair escaped from Crete they put in for the night on the island of Naxos.

I assure it is not, and I’m tired of authors thinking that an overuse of the word “rape” will mark their books as such.The first chapter is Athena, weaving the story of the creation of the world - some other characters are Medea, Circe, Helen, and Penelope. Recounting Ovid’s Metamorphoses, the Trojan War of in The Iliad, The Odyssey, Homer’s Hymns, and so much more, I thoroughly enjoyed having a woman’s perspective on these stories. We are experiencing delays with deliveries to many countries, but in most cases local services have now resumed.

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