Women Versed in Myth : Essays on Modern Poets
by Colleen S. Harris and Valerie Estelle Frankel


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Throughout history, men have prayed to gods and poets have interpreted ancient myths for new audiences. But what about women? With sections on teaching and modern writing, this collection of new essays examines how modern female poets--including H.D., Louise Gluck, Ruth Fainlight, Rita Dove, Sylvia Plath and others--have subverted classical expectations in interpreting such legends as Persephone, Helen and Eurydice. Other mythological figures are also explored and rewritten, including Buddhism's Kwan Yin, Celtic Macha, the Aztecs' Coatlicue, Pele of Hawaii, India's Sita, Sumer's Inanna, Yemonja of the Yoruba and many more.

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Overview
Throughout history, men have prayed to gods and poets have interpreted ancient myths for new audiences. But what about women? With sections on teaching and modern writing, this collection of new essays examines how modern female poets--including H.D., Louise Gluck, Ruth Fainlight, Rita Dove, Sylvia Plath and others--have subverted classical expectations in interpreting such legends as Persephone, Helen and Eurydice. Other mythological figures are also explored and rewritten, including Buddhism's Kwan Yin, Celtic Macha, the Aztecs' Coatlicue, Pele of Hawaii, India's Sita, Sumer's Inanna, Yemonja of the Yoruba and many more.


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  • ISBN-13: 9780786471928
  • ISBN-10: 0786471921
  • Publisher: McFarland & Company
  • Publish Date: September 2016
  • Page Count: 248
  • Reading Level: Ages 18-UP
  • Dimensions: 8.9 x 5.8 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.75 pounds


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Books > Literary Criticism > Poetry
Books > Literary Criticism > Women Authors
Books > Social Science > Folklore & Mythology

 
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