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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Her sisters are immortal but Medusa remains human, enduring ‘…days when I thought I might go mad…a half-life, living in caves and shadows. Me encantó leer a esta medusa que en muchos relatos es tratada como monstruo, cuando realmente fue una mujer que sufrió la venganza de una Diosa. There is a saying often attributed to Winston Churchill that states ‘history is written by the victors. Mas, no que diz respeito à reinterpretação mitológica, senti que não acrescenta muito: conta a história mais ou menos como a conhecemos, só altera a lente com que a observamos. How due to a prophecy that his grandson will kill him, Danaë's father locked her in a room, preventing her from marrying.

Cursed with the power to destroy all she loves with one look, Medusa condemns herself to a life of solitude.I’m probably too fussy because Medusa is my favourite myth and I’ve been so looking forward to a decent reimagining! So often [Medusa’s] robbed of agency, turned into a monster, and used as a stepping stone for heroes. In April 2013 her first novel, The Miniaturist, was sold at an 11-publisher auction at the London Book Fair, and went on to sell in 29 other countries around the world. Please include what you were doing when this page came up and the Cloudflare Ray ID found at the bottom of this page. This version of the story opens with Medusa living in exile on a remote island with her sisters and her dog.

I’d like to thank Andrea for her incredible review that had me racing to the shelves to pick this one up. I only knew Medusa from the painting by Caravaggio, his infamous, almost circular self-portrait as Medusa.Burton's text and Lomenech Gill's art are a perfect match, offering a powerfully feminist, elegiac, and original twist on this old story. The two become friends, although only the boy gives away his real name, Perseus, while Medusa uses an alias. I spoke in panic, worried that Argentus’ suspicion of this new arrival would drive him to his boat at any moment. Photograph: Richard Saker/The Observer View image in fullscreen Jessie Burton: her book ‘is destined to become as much an artefact of our own age as it is an illumination of the ancient past’. Gorgeous hand-drawn illustrations of Medusa reinforce the lyrical text, which states that “you cannot break up a myth or wedge it on top of a cliff.

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