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The Golden Ass - Apuleius, Jack Lindsay
The Golden Ass
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A frank and vivid modern version of one of the most diverting of all classics. Lindsay’s translation captures the genuine flavor, sharp dialogue, outrageous humor, racy delight and subtle style of Apuleius’ sophisticated masterpiece.
A frank and vivid modern version of one of the most diverting of all classics. Lindsay’s translation captures the genuine flavor, sharp dialogue, outrageous humor, racy delight and subtle style of Apuleius’ sophisticated masterpiece.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780253200365 (0253200369)
ASIN: 253200369
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Pages no: 256
Edition language: English
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Literary Ames
Literary Ames rated it
4.0 The Golden Ass: Or Metamorphoses by Lucius Apuleius
Bestiality. Kidnapping. Mugging. Ye olde carjacking. Burglary. Assault. Murder. Female paedophiles. Incest. Male rape. Adultery. Animal cruelty. Serial killers in the making. Poisonings.Homosexual priest gangbangs. Shapeshifting. Gods and goddesses. The Seven Deadly Sins. Evil mother-in-laws. Drama....
Julian Meynell's Books
Julian Meynell's Books rated it
4.0 The Golden Ass
There are later books than this one that are given as candidates for the first novel, but why anyone would not think that this book is not a novel I can't imagine. It is essentially a picaresque with the main character being turned into an ass and then propelled from one humorously perilous situati...
Maggie the Ranter
Maggie the Ranter rated it
3.0
Quite a different read!We follow the adventures of Lucius after he is turned into a Golden Asse....many moralistic tales written in Middle English.
Book Trauma
Book Trauma rated it
5.0
I'll admit it. I like Robert Graves translations. I think it's because he manages to keep any humour found in them rather then make them just dry translations.If you have no sense of the absurd this book is not for you. Go read the Iliad. I'm not saying I didn't enjoy the Iliad. I did! I'm just sayi...
Melody Murray's Books
Melody Murray's Books rated it
4.0 The Golden Ass (Penguin Classics)
I really enjoyed this earliest of novels right up till the end. The preposterous scenes, the ribald stories, and the beautiful Cupid and Psyche story- it's one of those books that made me grin time after time. I'm sure if I were a better Classics scholar it would be an even richer experience, as the...
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