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Mythos : a retelling of the myths of ancient Greece (edition 2018)

by Stephen Fry

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Title:Mythos : a retelling of the myths of ancient Greece
Authors:Stephen Fry
Info:London : Penguin Books, 2018.
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Tags:roman, geschiedenis

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The Greek myths are amongst the greatest stories ever told, passed down through millennia and inspiring writers and artists as varied as Shakespeare, Michelangelo, James Joyce and Walt Disney. They are embedded deeply in the traditions, tales and cultural DNA of the West. You'll fall in love with Zeus, marvel at the birth of Athena, wince at Cronus and Gaia's revenge on Ouranos, weep with King Midas and hunt with the beautiful and ferocious Artemis. Spellbinding, informative and moving, Stephen Fry's Mythos perfectly captures these stories for the modern age - in all their rich and deeply human relevance. ( )
  gerrit-anne | Oct 12, 2018 |
A retelling of the Greek myths by Steven Fry. He takes the original stories, and rewrites them into a coherent narrative while updating the language to be contemporary while providing asides with different / roman versions. A well told collection that are both familiar and a reminder of how different life and outlook was 2500 years ago. ( )
  bhutton | Jul 24, 2018 |
This book is billed as “The Greek Myths Retold”, but I found it more like “The Greek Myths Explained”. Unlike Neil Gaiman’s retelling of the Norse myths, Stephen Fry’s retelling of the Greek myths is peppered with footnotes providing side comments and additional information. The actual retelling is fine; Fry tells a good story and writes well. But I found the footnotes distracting and was always aware that this was a retelling. The storyteller was always there.

Perhaps I had the wrong expectations, or perhaps this is a book that would work better in audio; the digressions and tangents might be handled more effectively in that medium. ( )
  rabbitprincess | Jun 2, 2018 |
This is a very clever rendition of the classic tales, delivered with aplomb and confidence by a master story-teller. Enjoy. ( )
  ClareRhoden | May 1, 2018 |
I had such high hopes for this book, as a fan of Greek myths and Stephen Fry, but I found this book a real struggle.
Stephen's way of trying to add humour and lightheartedness to the myths just comes across as a a little flat, like listening to a boring history teacher. ( )
  Silverlily26 | Apr 13, 2018 |
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The Greek myths are amongst the greatest stories ever told, passed down through millennia and inspiring writers and artists as varied as Shakespeare, Michelangelo, James Joyce and Walt Disney. They are embedded deeply in the traditions, tales and cultural DNA of the West. You'll fall in love with Zeus, marvel at the birth of Athena, wince at Cronus and Gaia's revenge on Ouranos, weep with King Midas and hunt with the beautiful and ferocious Artemis. Spellbinding, informative and moving, Stephen Fry's Mythos perfectly captures these stories for the modern age - in all their rich and deeply human relevance.… (more)

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