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The Myths Limited Edition Boxset (I - III)

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Featuring each of the first 3 titles of the 'Myth' series - 'The Penelopiad', 'Weight', and 'A Short History of Myth', this edition boxset also includes the introductory pamphlet, 'A Word or 2 About Myths', and is presented in a slipcase. Each book is a retelling of a myth by an internationally renowned author.


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Featuring each of the first 3 titles of the 'Myth' series - 'The Penelopiad', 'Weight', and 'A Short History of Myth', this edition boxset also includes the introductory pamphlet, 'A Word or 2 About Myths', and is presented in a slipcase. Each book is a retelling of a myth by an internationally renowned author.

30 review for The Myths Limited Edition Boxset (I - III)

  1. 5 out of 5

    Elsje

    Ik kocht onlangs een cassette met daarin drie deeltjes van de Canongate myths-serie. Het eerste deeltje daarin is een inleiding op de serie, waarin Karen Armstrong een min of meer wetenschappelijke verhandeling houdt over de geschiedenis, de ontwikkeling en de functie van mythes. Mythes daterend uit de prehistorie tot recente mythes. Mythes die dienen om de onbegrijpbare wereld begrijpelijk te maken, om contact tussen het goddelijke en het alledaagse te leggen, om de overgang van kind naar volwa Ik kocht onlangs een cassette met daarin drie deeltjes van de Canongate myths-serie. Het eerste deeltje daarin is een inleiding op de serie, waarin Karen Armstrong een min of meer wetenschappelijke verhandeling houdt over de geschiedenis, de ontwikkeling en de functie van mythes. Mythes daterend uit de prehistorie tot recente mythes. Mythes die dienen om de onbegrijpbare wereld begrijpelijk te maken, om contact tussen het goddelijke en het alledaagse te leggen, om de overgang van kind naar volwassene te begeleiden. Het was wel even werken voor Elsje! Ik hoop dat het me zal helpen om de rest van de serie een beetje in perspectief te plaatsen, dan is het werken in ieder geval niet voor niets geweest :-)

  2. 5 out of 5

    Tortla

    Philip Pullman's "A word or two about myths" evidenced his usual love for storytelling. And a nice little anti-formalist/anti-structuralist stab at those who would simplify all stories into basic types. Dream Angus was my favorite. The Weight was good and Atwood's Penelope story a disappointment. Armstrong had a Pullman-esque reverence for imagination but was less tolerable in her longwinded expression of it.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Phyllis

    have not heard about this one

  4. 4 out of 5

    Matthew Lloyd

    Review of The Penelopiad on re-reading. Review of The Penelopiad on re-reading.

  5. 4 out of 5

    VG

    I very much enjoyed ‘Weight’, which modernises the interaction between Heracles and Atlas whilst simultaneously drawing parallels with a metaphorical carrying of the world’s ‘weight’. ‘A Short History of Myth’ also serves as a good primer to the subject, although having read reasonably extensively on the topic before, there was not much new there. The disappointment was ‘The Penelopiad’; despite claiming to be centred around Penelope and the maids, she read simply as a conduit for Odysseus with I very much enjoyed ‘Weight’, which modernises the interaction between Heracles and Atlas whilst simultaneously drawing parallels with a metaphorical carrying of the world’s ‘weight’. ‘A Short History of Myth’ also serves as a good primer to the subject, although having read reasonably extensively on the topic before, there was not much new there. The disappointment was ‘The Penelopiad’; despite claiming to be centred around Penelope and the maids, she read simply as a conduit for Odysseus with the odd self-reflective moment. With so many exceptional female-centred retellings released over the past few years, it now pales in comparison.

  6. 4 out of 5

    tara! Cronin

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    Coralee Gaddis

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    Tahreem

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    Paul Coccia

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    Frank

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    Cecilia Dunbar Hernandez

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    Hena Jawaid

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    Luís

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    Tara

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    Tehreem

  29. 4 out of 5

    Carly

  30. 5 out of 5

    Marc

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