The Golden Fleece: And, Seven Days in New Crete
Patrick J. Quinn
Carcanet, 2004 - Literary Collections - 608 pages
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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