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Medea: Essays on Medea in Myth, Literature, Philosophy, and Art

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From the dawn of European literature, the figure of Medea--best known as the helpmate of Jason and murderer of her own children--has inspired artists in all fields throughout all centuries. Euripides, Seneca, Corneille, Delacroix, Anouilh, Pasolini, Maria Callas, Martha Graham, Samuel Barber, and Diana Rigg are among the many who have given Medea life on stage, film, and c ...more
Paperback, 392 pages
Published January 12th 1997 by Princeton University Press (first published December 23rd 1996)
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Isabel
Jul 08, 2011 Isabel rated it really liked it
Something about the character of Medea taps into a woman's primal instincts and memories of romantic heartbreak. Her every impulse is essentially, in some way, understandable yet the degree to which she takes vengeance suddenly defies the imagination. The delineation of this character is remarkable. My favorite part of the book was hearing how the chorus, as a side commentator of sorts, lets the reader in on the different layers of events, thoughts and feelings in the story.
Brenna
This one will be on my currently reading shelf for awhile, so no sarcastic messages please. It is full of rather academic but very interesting essays so I only read it when I'm in the mood.

Update: SO I haven't read them all yet, but there is some great work in here. At times a little too heavy on academic lingo or overly feminist theory but if you're a fan of Medea (and what self-respecting woman isn't) try out some of the essays.
Jeremiah Genest
Apr 01, 2008 Jeremiah Genest rated it liked it
Shelves: mythology
Good collection on the treatment of this pivotal figure from mythology. The collection of 12 essays does a good job covering Medea's mythic history from antiquity to the twentieth century and her reception in literary and art history; and explores how Medea's complexity continues to challenge our imaginations, confront our deepest feelings, and make us realize "that behind the delicate order we have sought to impose upon our world lurks chaos."
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