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Ovid Metamorphosed
Ovid Metamorphosed | Philip Terry
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The shape-shifting poetry of Ovid's Metamorphoses has fascinated writers and artists from Shakespeare to Ted Hughes, Rembrandt to Picasso. Its eternal freshness is haunted by an ancient idea: that a person's true nature is revealed when their physical shape is changed- the wolf-like man becomes a wolf, the obsessive spinner a spider.For this dazzling collection Philip Terry asked leading writers to take Ovid as a starting point and set their invention free. The results are startling, from Apollo and Phaeton transposed to a Dutch classroom to Diana and Actaeon in the rain of Nova Scotia. We find fables, grotesques and white-coated scientists; sports-cars, swans and shells; and even Ovid himself, high-spirited and unrepentant, speaking to us from beyond the grave.Challenging the very shape of the modern short story, Ovid Metamorphosed is a kaleidoscope of delights, scary, sexy, suggestive and profoundly entertaining.
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Ovid Metamorphosed | Philip Terry
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erinachu Is today your birthday?? It's mine too! 3y
TheSpineView @erinachu Not yet! Birthday was the prompt yesterday in the July quotes challenge. Happy birthday to you! Hope you had a wonderful day! 3y
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Ovid Metamorphosed | Philip Terry
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Reviewsbylola 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 5y
emilyhaldi Classic 👍🏻👍🏻 5y
Mdargusch That cover! ❤️ 5y
LeahBergen Ovid is so good. ❤️ (edited) 5y
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