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Chimera

ISBN-10: 0618131701
ISBN-13: 9780618131709
Edition: 2001 (Reprint)
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Description: In CHIMERAJohn Barth injects his signature wit into the tales of Scheherezade of the Thousand and One Nights, Perseus, the slayer of Medusa, and Bellerophon, who tamed the winged horse Pegasus. In a book that the Washington Post called "stylishly  More...

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Book details

List price: $18.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Publication date: 11/20/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

In CHIMERAJohn Barth injects his signature wit into the tales of Scheherezade of the Thousand and One Nights, Perseus, the slayer of Medusa, and Bellerophon, who tamed the winged horse Pegasus. In a book that the Washington Post called "stylishly maned, tragically songful, and serpentinely elegant," Barth retells these tales from varying perspectives, examining the myths" relationship to reality and their resonance with the contemporary world. A winner of the National Book Award, this feisty, witty, sometimes bawdy book provoked Playboy to comment, "There"s every chance in the world that John Barth is a genius."

John Barth taught for many years in the writing program at Johns Hopkins University, and he lives in Chestertown, Maryland.

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