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Galatea by Madeline Miller
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Galatea (edition 2013)

by Madeline Miller

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In Ancient Greece, a skilled marble sculptor has been blessed by a goddess who has given his masterpiece - the most beautiful woman the town has ever seen - the gift of life. Now his wife, Galatea is expected to be obedience and humility personified, but it is not long before she learns to use her beauty as a form of manipulation. In a desperate bid by her obsessive husband to keep her under control, she is locked away under the constant supervision of doctors and nurses. But with a daughter to rescue, she is determined to break free, whatever the cost...… (more)
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Title:Galatea
Authors:Madeline Miller
Info:Bloomsbury Paperbacks, Kindle Edition, 20 pages
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Miller, Madeline. Galatea. Bloomsbury, 2013.
Galatea, a 20-page revision of the Pygmalion story, makes a good introduction to Madeline Miller’s work. She takes a story usually told from a male perspective and asks what the women involved might have thought about it all. Galatea, the statue brought to life by the inspired sculptor, soon tires of having her life molded by him. So, when he sculpts a child for them, she gives herself stretch marks she knows he won’t like. And that is just for starters. A fun morsel. ( )
  Tom-e | Sep 7, 2020 |
3.5

reminds me of the yellow wallpaper for some reason though it's quite different

best described as a creepy possessive man and his stone wife

i need more :3 ( )
  jocelynchu | Aug 30, 2020 |
I really enjoyed this short story. It was very feminist and moving. I would recommend it to anyone. ( )
  queenofthebobs | Apr 1, 2020 |
Brutal and beautiful: a fantastic short story. ( )
  alailiander | Oct 24, 2019 |
Galatea is a 20 pages short story from Madeline Miller, the writer of one of my favorite books [b:The Song of Achilles|11250317|The Song of Achilles|Madeline Miller|https://images.gr-assets.com/books/1331154660s/11250317.jpg|16176791].
I cannot help not compare [b:Galatea|18162954|Galatea|Madeline Miller|https://images.gr-assets.com/books/1375741967s/18162954.jpg|25525254] and [b:Circe|35959740|Circe|Madeline Miller|https://images.gr-assets.com/books/1508879575s/35959740.jpg|53043399]. Both are great symbols of feminism, heroines born in an age of antiquity when men ruled the world. Against all odds both Circe and Galatea carved a path of their own, living by their own rules.
From a writing perspective Circe is a literary masterpiece in comparison to Galatea which is only "good". But I liked Galatea better than Circe. ( )
  XiaXiaLake | Jan 16, 2019 |
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In Ancient Greece, a skilled marble sculptor has been blessed by a goddess who has given his masterpiece - the most beautiful woman the town has ever seen - the gift of life. Now his wife, Galatea is expected to be obedience and humility personified, but it is not long before she learns to use her beauty as a form of manipulation. In a desperate bid by her obsessive husband to keep her under control, she is locked away under the constant supervision of doctors and nurses. But with a daughter to rescue, she is determined to break free, whatever the cost...

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