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Riassunto: Alexander the Great and Queen Cleopatra stand shrouded in myth and mystery at opposite ends of a Greek epoch, symbols of the Hellenizing conquests of Egypt and Persia, the ascendancy of Alexandria, and the final absorption of Ptolemaic Egypt into the Roman Empire. Many authors have exploited their lives as the very stuff of legend, beyond human dimension. By contrast, and with penetrating insight, Mary Butts brings Alexander and Cleopatra alive as human beings in two vivid novels, shattering their conventional masks to explore motivations of power, the allure of "the sacred," and the clashes of cultures. In dramatic vignettes from various angles, the lives of Alexander and Cleopatra are separately presented with their extraordinary entourages, including Aristotle, Callisthenes, Julius Caesar, Mark Antony and Cicero. Combined for the first time in this volume, The Macedonian and Scenes from the Life of Cleopatra form a unified work, richly imagined, thoroughly researched, and augmented by three classical stories not previously collected.
L'autore: She drank with Hemingway at Les Deux Magots; Virgil Thompson courted her; among her best friends she counted H.D. and Bryher and corresponded at length with Charles Williams, but Virginia Woolf hated her perfume. She lived more outrageously than Jean Rhys and was considered a better writer than Katherine Mansfield. She was published in Ford Madox Ford's Transatlantic Review and Ezra Pound's Little Review; Robert McAlmon's Contact Editions issued her first novel. ... And yet, though hailed in her time for adventurous originality, because of her untimely death her greatest works have remained lost for fifty years. Fortunately, the flame of Mary Butts (1890-1937) has been kept alive over time by Kenneth Rexroth, Virgil Thomson, Robert Duncan, John Ashbery, Kenneth Irby, Gerrit Lansing, Robert Kelly and many others.
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Descrizione libro McPherson, 1994. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Very Good with light wear to covers and no marks to text. Includes clear plastic covering. ; Recovered Classics; 8.70 X 5.40 X 1.30 inches; 385 pages. Codice libro della libreria 56533
Descrizione libro McPherson & Co, Kingston, NY, 1994. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good+. 1st Edition. Gold-stamped teal cloth. Bruised unprinted dust jacket. No names, clean text. Tight, solid. Preface: Thomas McEvilley. Appendix: 3 Butts stories. 14997 shelf. Codice libro della libreria 041120
Descrizione libro McPherson & Co., Kingston, NY, 1994. Hard Cover. Condizione libro: Fine. First Thus. 8vo. Recovered Classics series. Additional 3 short stories included in Apprendix: Bellerophon to Anteia; The Later Life of Theseus, King of Athens; A Roman Speaks. Luminous historically authentic novels inspired and incorporating the works of Plutarch and Greco-Roman historians in their portrayal of the life and exploits of classical figures. xi, 385 pp. Codice libro della libreria 3160
Descrizione libro McPherson, 1994. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. First. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0929701437
Descrizione libro McPherson & Co, 1994. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Brand New. first edition. 385 pages. 9.00x6.00x1.25 inches. In Stock. Codice libro della libreria 0929701437
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. Codice libro della libreria 97809297014311.0