Medusa: The Girl Behind the Myth (Illustrated Gift Edition)

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Medusa: The Girl Behind the Myth (Illustrated Gift Edition)

Medusa: The Girl Behind the Myth (Illustrated Gift Edition)

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Throughout, its seriousness is balanced by colloquial quips (“Nothing to look at here…”, Medusa knows she should tell Perseus) and sly humour.

I didn’t know that she was a young woman particularly revered for her beauty, and for me, that was a moment of interest.i’m just really having a hard time wrapping my head around what part of this was supposed to be something new or interesting. Her fate designated at the hands of a God and Goddess feels cruel, how through no fault of her own has she been so horribly damned.

Any "Author Information" displayed below reflects the author's biography at the time this particular book was published. So a lot of the significant events in Medusa’s mythos don’t actually *happen* in this book - Medusa just talks about when they happened.Internationally bestselling author Jessie Burton flips the script in this astonishing retelling of Greek myth, illuminating the woman behind the legend at last. Las primeras 80 páginas (se leen rapidísimas) me tuvieron muy escéptico sobre si iba a disfrutar este libro. Which is where she unfortunately caught the eye of the sea god Poseidon, who would not take no for an answer. I loved that here, in her own words, she gets to be more than just a cautionary tale or a monster to be slayed. I have a great deal of respect for what this set out to do, in terms of reinstating another the female figure of myth who has been (effectively) demonised for literally millennia now.

It addresses the issues you would expect: the nature of beauty, love, attraction, victim blaming, being different, gender stereotyping and the trauma of sexual assault. She is the author of three novels for adults, The Miniaturist (2014), The Muse (2016) and The Confession (2019), and is both a Sunday Times no. After being exiled to an island far from the rest of the world, Medusa never thought she’d find love. In this fascinating reimagining of the myth of Medusa, author Jessie Burton presents us with a novel feminist twist to a character and story that has, for the most part, featured as one of Perseus’s heroic exploits. Medusa's story is one that has long captivated me and I implicitly trusted Jessie Burton to deliver her story with the sensitivity and depth of emotion her character deserved, and with an empowering spin and full female autonomy that all women deserve.A stunning story, a beautifully illustrated hardback that is worth having on the bookshelf for the imagery alone and a story that is told with sentiment, elegance and meaning. The book tackles pain and trauma without flinching, but its message is ultimately one of joy and hope.

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