Chimera

Chimera

John Barth


In CHIMERAJohn Barth injects his signature wit into the stories of Scheherezade of the Thousand and One Nights, Perseus, the slayer of Medusa, and Bellerophon, who tamed the winged horse Pegasus. In a booklet that the Washington submit referred to as “stylishly maned, tragically songful, and serpentinely elegant,” Barth retells those stories from various views, reading the myths’ courting to truth and their resonance with the modern international. A winner of the nationwide e-book Award, this feisty, witty, occasionally bawdy booklet provoked Playboy to remark, “There’s each probability on the planet that John Barth is a genius.”

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