Divine Might (inbunden)
Format
Inbunden (Hardback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
304
Utgivningsdatum
2023-09-28
Förlag
Picador
Illustratör/Fotograf
8Xline drawings
Illustrationer
8 x line drawings
Dimensioner
29 x 234 x 153 mm
Vikt
515 g
ISBN
9781529089486

Divine Might

Goddesses in Greek Myth

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Get ready to meet the goddesses. In Divine Might, Natalie Haynes, the bestselling author of Stone Blind and Pandora's Jar, introduces us to the stories of the Greek goddesses. As fearsome, powerful and beloved as their male counterparts, its time to look beyond the columns of a ruined temple to the awesome power within . . . We meet Hera, who, whilst most often known for enacting vicious, creative revenge on the women mortal or otherwise who catch the wandering eye of her husband Zeus, turns out not to be such a villain after all. We meet Demeter, a mother who will go to any lengths, no matter the cost, to retrieve her daughter Persephone from Hades clutches. Well be introduced to The Furies, three women who will literally go to the ends of the earth to enact bloody vengeance but who, surprisingly, are the goddesses who can teach us the most about the way we live now. Examining the role of these goddesses and more, Divine Might will change everything you thought you knew about our most ancient stories. Full of fire, fury and devotion, Natalie Haynes brings the divine women of Olympia kicking and screaming into the modern age.
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Cheerfully erudite . . . academically rigorous . . . combining immense scholarship with a sarky easy-going tone * The Times * Full of wonderful stories . . . packed with detail from ancient source material * The New Statesman * Incredible stories about timeless emotions. * NB Magazine * The great champion of women in Greek myth . . . One of the delights of the book is that Haynes reacquaints us with forgotten goddesses. * Daily Mail * A powerful read that really opens a new dialogue on the Greek goddesses * Independent *

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Natalie Haynes is a writer and broadcaster. She is the author of The Amber Fury, The Children of Jocasta, A Thousand Ships, which was shortlisted for the Womens Prize for Fiction in 2020, and Stone Blind. Her non-fiction book about women in Greek Myth, Pandoras Jar, was a bestseller in both the UK and the US. She has written and performed eight series of her BBC Radio 4 show, Natalie Haynes Stands Up for the Classics. In 2015 she was awarded the Classical Association Prize for her work in bringing Classics to a wider audience.