The Golden Fleece: And, Seven Days in New Crete

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Patrick J. Quinn
Carcanet, 2004 - Literary Collections - 608 pages
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Concerns with matriarchal deities and the creative reinterpretation of mythology infuse these works from a celebrated British author. In The Golden Fleece, Graves liberates the tale of Jason and the Argonauts from its status as a children's story and reconstitutes it as a fully fledged epic. Seven Days in New Crete is set in a future in which the New Cretans have abandoned 20th-century technology in favor of a magical, matriarchal society where wars are conveniently fought between breakfast and tea and casualties can be swiftly reborn.

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User Review  - DinadansFriend - LibraryThing

Jason and the Argonauts, Hercules, the beginning of the Wars of Troy. See the original Harpies, and the soldiers of Cadmus! There's a hair's-breath escape, deep plots, several love stories, and more ... Read full review

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User Review  - jonsim - LibraryThing

A very scholarly and enjoyable telling of the myth and using it as a basis for explaining the gradual move of the worship of the female Earth Mother as the major deity to the male Zeus (God the Father) dominant deity. ( ) Read full review



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\Robert Graves is considered one of the greatest writers of the 20th century. He wrote more than 100 books, including Goodbye to All That, I, Claudius, and The White Goddess.

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