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Xo Orpheus : fifty new myths

Author: Kate Bernheimer
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fantasy fiction
Historical fiction
Fiction
History
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kate Bernheimer
ISBN: 9780143122425 0143122428
OCLC Number: 837143858
Description: xxiii, 546 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction / Kate Bernheimer--
Anthropogenesis And Norse Creation Myth : Anthropogenesis, Or: How to Make a Family / Laura van den Berg --
Argos : Argos / Joy Williams --
Bacchantes : The Sisters / Sabina Murray --
Baucis And Philemon : Sawdust / Edward Carey --
Brownies : Friend Robin / Maile Chapman --
The Caliph Of One Thousand And One Nights : The Veiled Prophet / David B. --
Candaules And Gyges, As Told By Herodotus : Henry and Booboo / Elanor Dymott --
Coyote Myths : Modern Coyote / Shane Jones --
Cronos : Devourings / Aimee Bender --
Daedalus : Labyrinth / Ron Currie, Jr. --
Daedalus : The Last Flight of Daedalus / Anthony Marra --
Daphne : Daphne / Dawn Raffel --
Demeter : Demeter / Maile Meloy --
Demeter And Persephone : Kid Collins / Willy Vlautin --
Eris : Sleeping Beauty / Gina Ochsner --
Galatea And Pygmalion : Galatea / Madeline Miller --
God And Satan : The Hand / Manuel Munoz --
Golem And Pygmalion : The Dummy / Benjamin Percy --
Hades : The Girl with the Talking Shadow / Kale Bernheimer --
Human Pentachromats : Wait and See / Edith Pearlman --
Icarus : An Occasional Icarus / Georges-Olivier Chateaureynaud --
Killcrop : Killcrop / Victor LaValle --
The Kraken : The Squid Who Fell in Love with the Sun / Ben Loory --
Lamia/Child-Eating Demon, Greek : Birdsong from the Radio / Elizabeth McCracken --
The Lotus Eaters : The Lotus Eaters / Aurelie Sheehan --
The Maenads And Sinbad The Sailor : Slaves / Elizabeth Evans --
Mahabharata : Drona's Death / Max Gladstone --
Monsters : So Many-Headed Gates / Sheila Heti --
Edith Hamilton's Mythology : The Status of Myth / Kelly Braffet and Owen King --
Narcissus : Narcissus / Zachary Mason --
Odysseus : Back to Blandon / Michael Jeffrey Lee --
Odysseus : The Story I Am Speaking to You Now / Davis Schneiderman --
Oedipus : The Brigadier-General Takes His Final Stand, by James Butt / Imad Rahman --
Orpheus And Eurydice : Dark Resort / Heidi Julavits --
Paradise : Mystery Spot: 95065 / Karen Tei Yamashita --
Persephone : Lost Lake / Emma Straub and Peter Straub --
Phaeton, From Ovid's Metamorphoses : What Wants My Son / Kevin Wilson --
Poseidon : Thousand / Laird Hunt --
Post-Apocalypse : Belle-Medusa / Manuela Draeger --
Raja Rasalu : The Swan's Wife / Aamer Hussein --
Sedna, Inuit : Sanna / Kathryn Davis --
Sirin : Madame Liang / Lutz Bassmann --
Sisyphus : Sissy / Kit Reed --
The Strix : In a Structure Simulating an Owl / Ander Monson --
Tezcatlipoca : Cat's Eye / Donaji Olmedo --
Transformation : Betrayal / Sigrid Nunez --
Trojan Horse : A Horse, a Vine / Johanna Skibsrud --
The Unconscious : The Hungers of an Old Language / Brian Aldiss --
Zeus And Europa, After The D'Aulaires : The White Horse / Sarah Blackman.
Responsibility: edited by Kate Bernheimer.

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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"--

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