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Girl Meets Boy: The Myth of Iphis (Myths)

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ISBN13: 9781847671868
ISBN10: 1847671861
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From the astonishingly talented writer of The Accidental and Hotel World comes Ali Smiths brilliant retelling of Ovids gender-bending myth of Iphis and Ianthe, as seen through the eyes of two Scottish sisters. Girl Meets Boy is about girls and boys, girls and girls, love and transformation, and the absurdity of consumerism, as well as a story of reversals and revelations that is as sharply witty as it is lyrical. Funny, fresh, poetic, and political, Girl Meets Boy is a myth of metamorphosis for a world made in Madison Avenues image, and the funniest addition to the Myths series from Canongate since Margaret Atwoods The Penelopiad.

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slackgretch, September 1, 2011 (view all comments by slackgretch)
Girl Meets Boy is a WONDERFUL retelling of the myth of Iphis and Ianthe! Smith writes is a way that is beautiful and lyrical, in competition with Ovid's original, but in a modern setting. Questioning the morality of modern money making tactics, and traditional roles. This book compelled me to dive into the rest of Smith's work, all of which has lived up to the high standard set by Girl Meets Boy.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781847671868
Author:
Smith, Ali
Publisher:
Canongate Us
Subject:
Gender Studies
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fairy Tales, Folklore & Mythology
Subject:
Fairy Tales, Folk Tales, Legends & Mythology
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Myths, The
Publication Date:
20090131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
7.75 x 5 in 6 lb

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From the astonishingly talented writer of The Accidental and Hotel World comes Ali Smiths brilliant retelling of Ovids gender-bending myth of Iphis and Ianthe, as seen through the eyes of two Scottish sisters. Girl Meets Boy is about girls and boys, girls and girls, love and transformation, and the absurdity of consumerism, as well as a story of reversals and revelations that is as sharply witty as it is lyrical. Funny, fresh, poetic, and political, Girl Meets Boy is a myth of metamorphosis for a world made in Madison Avenues image, and the funniest addition to the Myths series from Canongate since Margaret Atwoods The Penelopiad.
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