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Title:xo Orpheus: Fifty New Myths
Format Type:Ebook
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Publisher:Penguin Books
ISBN:0143122428
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Number of Pages:531
Category:Short stories, Mythology, Fiction, Fantasy, Anthologies, Fairy tales, Retellings

xo Orpheus: Fifty New Myths by Kate Bernheimer, Laura van den Berg, Ron Currie Jr., Anthony Marra, Dawn Raffel, Maile Meloy, Willy Vlautin, Gina Ochsner, Madeline Miller, Manuel Muñoz, Benjamin Percy, Edith Pearlman, Joy Williams, Georges-Olivier Châteaureynaud, Victor LaValle, Ben Loory, Elizabeth McCracken, Aurelie Sheehan, Max Gladstone, Sheila Heti, Kelly Braffet, Owen King, Sabina Murray, Zachary Mason, Michael Jeffrey Lee, Davis Schneiderman, Imad Rahman, Heidi Julavits, Karen Tei Yamashita, Peter Straub, Emma Straub, Kevin Wilson, Laird Hunt, Edward Carey, Manuela Draeger, Aamer Hussein, Kathryn Davis, Lutz Bassmann, Kit Reed, Ander Monson, Donaji Olmedo, Sigrid Nunez, Johanna Skibsrud, Brian W. Aldiss, Maile Chapman, Sarah Blackman, David B., Elanor Dymott, Shane Jones, Aimee Bender, Elizabeth Evans

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC xo Orpheus: Fifty New Myths Fifty leading writers retell myths from around the world in this dazzling follow up to the bestselling i My Mother She Killed Me My Father He Ate Me i b .

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 i xo Orpheus i 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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Once there was a girl who lived in a castle The castle was inside a museum When children visited they d press against the glass globe in which the castle sat to glimpse the tiny girl But when they went home the girl was lonely Then one day she had an idea What if you hung a picture of yourself inside the castle inside the museum inside this book Then you d able to keep the girl company Reminiscent of The Lady of Shalot here is an original fairy tale that feels like a dream haunting beautiful and completely unforgettable, Obsessive prudish and cold Merry Gold lives in denial of her own condition This seamstress the eldest and meanest of the three Gold sisters possesses a tarnished past and faces a bleak and lonely future Guilty about her destructive desires and longing for innocence her inner turmoil and explosive imagination belie a disarming honesty br br A sequel to i The Complete Tales of Ketzia Gold i the novel follows Merry from her suburban childhood through design school and a whirlwind of lovers and into a desolate adulthood Beginning with a toy seal and ending with mushrooms this fairy tale set in modern times creeps through cruelty and violence to its inevitable end br br Reminiscent of a miniature fragile ice sculpture i The Complete Tales of Merry Gold i glistens with hard hearted bliss Kate Bernheimer has once again delved into the internal anguish of the Gold family to extract a magical carefully stitched tale of strange and happy fear br, p Each of these spare and elegant tales rings like a bell in your head memorable original and not much like anything you ve read Karen Joy Fowler p p i Horse Flower Bird i rests uneasily between the intersection of fantasy and reality dreaming and wakefulness and the sacred and profane Like a series of beautiful but troubling dreams this book will linger long in the memory Kate Bernheimer is reinventing the fairy tale Peter Buck R E M p p My admiration for Bernheimer s talent as a writer and the dazzling use to which she puts it is of the highest order Kathryn Davis p p Bernheimer s fiction offers a unique and delicate gift the tempting mirage of a grace that constantly escapes Lydia Millet p p In Kate Bernheimer s familiar and spare yet wondrous world an exotic dancer builds her own cage a wife tends a secret basement menagerie a fishmonger s daughter befriends a tulip bulb and sisters explore cycles of love and violence by reenacting scenes from i Star Wars i p p Enthralling subtle and poetic this collection takes readers back to the age old pleasures of classic fairy tales and makes them new Their haunting lessons are an evocative reminder that cracking open the door to the imagination is no mere child s play that delight and tragedy lurk in every corner and that we all have the key to the library only be careful what you read p p b Kate Bernheimer b is the author of two novels and the children s book i The Girl in the Castle Inside the Museum i a i Publishers Weekly i Best Book of the Year She is also the editor of i Fairy Tale Review i and three anthologies including i My Mother She Killed Me My Father He Ate Me Forty New Fairy Tales i forthcoming from Penguin in She lives in Lafayette Louisiana and Tucson Arizona p, Michael Cunningham Francine Prose Aimee Bender Kelly Link Jim Shepard and more than thirty other extraordinary writers celebrate fairy tales in this thrilling new volume br br Inspired by everything from Hans Christian Andersen s The Snow br Queen and The Little Match Girl to Charles Perrault s Bluebeard and Cinderella to the Brothers Grimm s Hansel and Gretel and Rumpelstiltskin to fairy tales by Goethe and Calvino and from China Japan Vietnam Russia Norway and Mexico here are stories that soar into boundless realms filled with mischief and mystery and magic and renewed by the lifeblood of invention Although rooted in hundreds of years of tradition they chart the imaginative frontiers of the twenty first century as powerfully as they evoke our earliest encounters with literature