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Alcestis - Katharine Beutner
Alcestis
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In Greek myth, Alcestis is known as the ideal wife; she loved her husband so much that she died and went to the underworld in his place. In this vividly-imagined debut, Katharine Beutner gives voice to the woman behind the ideal and reveals the part of the story that’s never been told: What... show more
In Greek myth, Alcestis is known as the ideal wife; she loved her husband so much that she died and went to the underworld in his place. In this vividly-imagined debut, Katharine Beutner gives voice to the woman behind the ideal and reveals the part of the story that’s never been told: What happened to Alcestis in the three days she spent in the underworld?From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9781569476178 (1569476179)
Publisher: Soho Press
Pages no: 304
Edition language: English
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sarah
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5.0 Katharine Beutner: Alcestis
I can't remember where I first heard about this book (probably a Toastie), but I was intrigued and ordered a copy. Now I am so happy to have read this beautiful novel. I especially liked how Buetner imagines Alcestis's perception of the gods, and how Alcestis comes to understand how inhuman they r...
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5.0 Alcestis
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From http://coffeeandink.dreamwidth.org/1057498.htmlReview copy provided by the agent.For years I've loved the historical novels of Mary Renault, and for almost as many years I've longed for versions of them that centered on women. The apparent effortlessness of the world-building in Renault's ric...
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