Xo Orpheus

Xo Orpheus

Fifty New Myths

Paperback - 2013
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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. 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.
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2013
ISBN: 9780143122425
Branch Call Number: FIC XO
Characteristics: xxiii, 544 p. : ill. ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Bernheimer, Kate


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