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xo Orpheus: Fifty New Myths - Kate Bernheimer, Laura van den Berg, Ron Currie Jr., Anthony Marra, Dawn Raffel, Maile Meloy, Willy Vlautin, Gina Ochsner, Madeline Miller, Manuel Muñoz, Benjamin Percy, Edith Pearlman, Joy Williams, Georges-Olivier Châteaureynaud, Victor LaValle, Ben Loory, Elizabeth Mc
xo Orpheus: Fifty New Myths
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Fifty leading writers retell myths from around the world in this dazzling follow-up to the bestselling My Mother She Killed Me, My Father He Ate Me Icarus flies once more. Aztec jaguar gods again stalk the earth. An American soldier designs a new kind of Trojan horse—his cremains in a bullet.... show more
Fifty leading writers retell myths from around the world in this dazzling follow-up to the bestselling My Mother She Killed Me, My Father He Ate Me Icarus flies once more. Aztec jaguar gods again stalk the earth. An American soldier designs a new kind of Trojan horse—his cremains in a bullet. Here, in compelling guise, are your favorite mythological figures—Narcissus and Echo, Orpheus and Eurydice, Pygmalion and Galatea, even Argos, Odysseus’s faithful dog—alongside characters from Indian, Punjabi, Inuit, and other traditions. Featuring talkative goats, a cat lady, a bird woman, a beer-drinking ogre, and a squid who falls in love with the sun, these are stories of boundless wonder and invention. If “xo” signals a goodbye, then xo Orpheus is a goodbye to an old way of mythmaking, a book that boldly heralds a new beginning for one of the world’s oldest literary traditions.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780143122425 (0143122428)
ASIN: 143122428
Publisher: Penguin
Pages no: 576
Edition language: English
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Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it
2.5 First collection is better
hs This collection is not as good as the previous collection, though it does have slightly more international feel (several stories are translations). Despite the title, there is more than Greek mythology in play here as well. Perhaps because it is sadder, the term that Bernheimer us...
M.W. Gerard
M.W. Gerard rated it
4.0 xo Orpheus: Fifty New Myths
Please read my full review here (after Sept 26th)
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