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4.03  ·  Rating details ·  35 ratings  ·  6 reviews
Paperback, 205 pages
Published 1971 by Ballantine
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Pam Baddeley
Feb 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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Having rated the previous books by this author at 2 or 3 stars I turned to this last one in my collection not expecting much, so it was a pleasant surprise to find that it is much better. Set in the time of classical Greece, but with mythological beings and gods a reality, as is a lot of the author's fiction, it tells the story of Erinna, a friend of the famous Sappho of Lesbos. Erinna is flat chested and has no illusions about her attractiveness, but one night when she attends a festival where ...more
Dec 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: For all needing to experience ancient worlds, myths and legends. Knowers of Awen.
I read Wolfwinter on the advice of the myth-master Charles de Lint. He implied that Thomas Burnett Swann had a muse-ic effect on his works.

In Swann I have discovered another great author who makes the ancient stories and beliefs and cultures come to life. He writes spare, but melodic prose, laced with humor and having bittersweet edges. Swann is a modern prose poet. He harkens back to the Nine Lyric Poets of Hellenistic Greece in his prose and his tales. I cannot give enough accolades to the be
this was an unintentional read. i was bored, my brother had left for the navy, i went through his (shelves and shelves of) books, and came across this one. as a child, i'd been enamored of the greek pantheon, so ... i ran my finger up the spine and pulled the book down to me, anticipating getting a few pages in before falling asleep. instead, i stayed up for a few hours and read the entire story. what a lovely, lissom, lightsome thing, a delicate poem with a firm foundation. swann was far ahead ...more
John Peel
Oct 12, 2019 rated it liked it
Thomas Burnett Swann is probably an acquired taste - his stories are all very similar, and deal with loss and love and hope in a mythical setting. This one is the story of a young girl who loves a faun and has a half-breed child that is targeted by a white wolf. There's lots of mythology about dying peoples and such like. It may not be quite your cup of tea, but it's enjoyable in its own way.
David K. Nouvel
Mar 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
"Wolfwinter" mérite sans aucun doute d'être aussi connu que la Trilogie du Minotaure ou celle du Latium (Folio SF/Les Moutons Electriques). On y retrouve tous les ingrédients qui font des récits swaniens une expérience unique : le rapport libéré à la sexualité et à l'amour (sans l'écrasante morale chrétienne, et sans la vulgarité qui y est souvent associée) ; l'évanescence d'un monde qui se sait en train de mourir ; la simplicité d'un mode de vie en accord avec la Nature ; l'acceptation et la cé ...more
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Thomas Burnett Swann was best known as the author of numerous fantasies published in the 1960s and ’70s. Many of his bucolic tales were set in the Ancient World and populated by mythic creatures. His best-known works include the novel DAY OF THE MINOTAUR and the shorter works “Where Is the Bird of Fire?” and “The Manor of Roses,” all nominated for Hugo Awards. Swann was also a poet, professor, and ...more

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