Medusa: The Girl Behind the Myth (Illustrated Gift Edition)

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Medusa: The Girl Behind the Myth (Illustrated Gift Edition)

Medusa: The Girl Behind the Myth (Illustrated Gift Edition)

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Cursed by the Goddess Athena and transformed into a Gorgon with snakes in place of her once beautiful hair, the once beautiful Medusa now lives on a deserted island with her sisters, Stheno and Euryale,and her dog Argentus.

Las primeras 80 páginas (se leen rapidísimas) me tuvieron muy escéptico sobre si iba a disfrutar este libro. Unwilling to reveal her serpent hair, Medusa strikes up a conversation with him from behind a rock, a hidden conversation that will meander across days and reveal painful secrets. Burton's text and Lomenech Gill's art are a perfect match, offering a powerfully feminist, elegiac, and original twist on this old story. In this haunting reimagining of the myth of Medusa and Perseus, Burton positions the pair as teenagers swept up in the capricious gods' machinations, struggling to defy the destinies thrust upon them. The feminist spin on the myth is absolutely incredible, with every possible problematic thought being challenged directly.

Medusa is definitely having her moment just now and Jessie Burton's take on the story doesn't let her down. And I will whisper on the water that one must never fear the raised shield, the reflection caught in an office window, or the mirror in a bathroom. It ailed her to think of people either adoring or being jealous of her for her beauty, as it seemed this was something that belonged to them, rather than to her. WMC SheSource is an online database of media-experienced women experts who we connect to journalists, bookers and producers.

It highlighted the diametric opposites of beauty and monstrosity in her story and the fact that she is punished for her beauty.Please only post requests for suggestions, not unsolicited recommendations or “should I read this book or that book” type posts. Even if you are not a lover of Greek Mythology the chances are extremely high that you will at least have heard of the infamous Gorgon named Medusa.

a must-read for women of all ages' - Red magazine 'Utterly transporting' - Guardian Books of the Year '. I don’t remember when I first saw that, but whenever I thought of Medusa, I thought of that image by Caravaggio. She has performed stand-up, been a regular guest on BBC comedy shows and even has her own podcast, Natalie Haynes Stands Up for the Classics and her sense of humor combined with extensive knowledge of the myths maks for a delighftul read with snarky, snappy dialogue (I love Hera berating Zeus) and sardonic charm that keeps the story emotionally buoyant even in the darkest moments. It has the overhanging sense of dread throughout when you know it’s not going to go as hoped, the foreboding really shone through.this book was literally two characters reading the wikipedia articles of their respective greek myths with the other occasionally going “oh no! But betrayal swoops in the wake of desire, and all-too familiar mechanisms of patriarchy come into play with ferocity.

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