Friday, April 12, 2019

Nine notable books inspired by mythology

Kris Waldherr's new book is The Lost History of Dreams: A Novel.

At The Strand Magazine she tagged ten favorite books inspired by mythology, including:
The Silence of the Girls, Pat Barker

“But what about the Trojan War?” you might wonder after reading [Madeline Miller's] Circe. “Is there a book that explores Homer’s The Iliad from a similar feminist viewpoint?” For a follow-up to Miller’s novel, consider Barker’s The Silence of the Girls, which presents the heart-rending saga of Briseis and other women held as captives during the Trojan War. It’s a mythic rendering for the #MeToo generation.
Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue