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In CHIMERAJohn 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. A winner of the National Book Award, this feisty, witty, sometimes bawdy book provoked Playboy to comment, “Theres every chance in the world that John Barth is a genius.”

About the Author

JOHN BARTH is the author of numerous works of fiction, including The Sot-Weed Factor, The Tidewater Tales, Lost in the Funhouse, The Last Voyage of Somebody the Sailor, the National Book Award winner Chimera, and most recently The Book of Ten Nights and a Night. He taught for many years in the writing program at Johns Hopkins University.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780618131709
Author:
Barth, John
Publisher:
Mariner Books
Location:
Boston
Subject:
Folklore
Subject:
Mythology
Subject:
Fantasy - General
Subject:
Fairy Tales, Folklore & Mythology
Subject:
Fantasy fiction
Subject:
Fairy Tales, Folk Tales, Legends & Mythology
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Fantasy
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
01/7
Publication Date:
November 2001
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8.34x5.51x.69 in. .84 lbs.

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