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Chimera

Author: John Barth
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st Mariner Books edView all editions and formats
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In CHIMERA John Barth injects his signature wit into the tales of Scheherezade of the Thousand and One Nights, Perseus, the slayer of Medusa, and Bellerophon, who tamed the winged horse Pegasus. In a book that the Washington Post called "stylishly maned, tragically songful, and serpentinely elegant," Barth retells these tales from varying perspectives, examining the myths' relationship to reality and their resonance  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fantasy fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Barth
ISBN: 0618131701 9780618131709
OCLC Number: 48256798
Notes: "A Mariner book."
Awards: National Book Award for Fiction, 1973.
Description: 308 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: Dunyazadiad --
Perseid --
Bellerophaniad.
Responsibility: John Barth.
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In CHIMERA John Barth injects his signature wit into the tales of Scheherezade of the Thousand and One Nights, Perseus, the slayer of Medusa, and Bellerophon, who tamed the winged horse Pegasus. In a book that the Washington Post called "stylishly maned, tragically songful, and serpentinely elegant," Barth retells these tales from varying perspectives, examining the myths' relationship to reality and their resonance with the contemporary world.

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