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The Medusa Reader

4.12  ·  Rating Details  ·  33 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
Ranging from classical times to pop culture, this collection will appeal to art historians, feminists, classicists, cultural critics, and anyone interested in mythology.
Paperback, 310 pages
Published March 1st 2003 by Routledge (first published September 1st 2002)
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Feb 26, 2015 Antigone rated it it was ok
Ms. Garber, a Harvard professor, and Ms. Vickers, President of Bryn Mawr College, have assembled a collection of literary and philosophical writings on the myth of Medusa. And this is pretty much all they've done. Assembled. There is no additional context or editorial guidance here to turn the work into anything more than a file folder with material on the gorgon. One gets the sense they needed all these passages in a single book that they could then assign as required reading for their universi ...more
Jan 13, 2011 Jennpants rated it it was amazing
It's no secret to anyone around me that I've been obsessed with the story of Medusa for awhile now. This book is, by far, the best resource I've come across. From Freud to Helene Cixous -- this book showcases a wide range of Medusa stories and interpretations. Really, really great stuff.
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Marjorie B. Garber (born June 11, 1944) is a professor at Harvard University and the author of a wide variety of books, most notably ones about William Shakespeare and aspects of popular culture including sexuality.

She wrote Vested Interests: Cross-Dressing and Cultural Anxiety, a ground breaking theoretical work on transvestitism's contribution to culture. Other works include Sex and Real Estate:
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