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Lavinia - Ursula K. Le Guin
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780151014248 (0151014248)
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages no: 288
Edition language: English
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Books by the Lake
Books by the Lake rated it
5.0 Lavinia
Inspired (as the afterword details) equally by the poetry of the Aeneid and by the ancient Roman religion, this book is an astonishing, exhilarating work on history, ritual, kingship, literature, and more -- kept surprising me, right up to the last page. Lavinia is a character who in the Aeneid is ...
Boston Bibliophile
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5.0 Lavinia
A Man With An Agenda
A Man With An Agenda rated it
4.0 Lavinia
Leave it to Le Guin to elevate fan fiction to high art. Lavinia, little more than a prop in Virgil's 'Aeneid' (though a necessary one as babies were going to be wanted), is allowed to voice her thoughts and piety and tell the story of her life and her Latium. At the same time, Lavinia is aware that ...
the reader in a quiet corner
the reader in a quiet corner rated it
Lavinia is a very minor character in the Aenid. I'm not one for Greek/Roman epics, and I surely can't remember who Aeneas was. (Btw, how do you pronounce Aeneas? I like to pronounce it Ay-ee-nay-ahs bahaha) Nothing to worry about, the Aenid can be understood in this book.*Random thought* Any retelli...
Meof50days rated it
A novel that's quiet, slow, filled with beauty and spirit like any of Le Guin's classic works. Those who read the Aeneid for the Augustan fervor might be disappointed at how domestic the whole thing is, but lovers of the author and of the history of the poem will find a lovingly crafted world.What I...
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