Chimera, by John Barth - 0449237974


by John Barth

This book is in good second hand condition.  Moderate wearing to the cover, edgewear.  Light tanning to pages, name written inside.

Published by Ballantine Books, 1972, 320 pages.


The speaker here is Dunyazade, kid sister of Scheherazade of The THousand and One Nights, who has her own way with words.  There is also Perseus, the demigod who slew the Gorgon Medusa, and yet finds himself at forty 'sea-leveled, parched and plucked, every grain in my molted sandals raising blisters, and beleaguered by the serpents of my past'.  And Bellerophon, the hero who tames the winged horse Pegasus only to discover, 'My life's a failure.  I'm not a mythic hero.  I never will be'.

ISBN 0449237974

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