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Melusine the Serpent Goddess in A. S. Byatt's Possession and in Mythology

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Gillian Alban meticulously pursues the Fairy Melusine snake-woman image through the plot and the poetry of A. S. Byatt's novel Possession, into medieval legend, and beyond into her antecedents in ancient myth. The book describes the erotically inspiring force of Melusine's love story and draws parallels with goddesses such as Lamia, Ishtar or Inanna, Isis, and Asherah. Mot ...more
Hardcover, 307 pages
Published April 28th 2003 by Lexington Books
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