The Autobiography of Cassandra, Princess & Prophetess of Troy
- Author: Molinaro, Ursule
- Binding: Paperback
- Pages: 112
- Size: 5-1/2 x 8-1/2"
- Pub. Year: 1992
- ISBN: 0-929701-24-0
- In Stock: Yes
CURRENTLY OUT OF STOCK. New edition in preparation.
MEANWHILE, A KINDLE EDITION IS NOW AVAILABLE FROM AMAZON.
This novel tells the Homeric story of Troy from the perspective of the woman who was condemned not to be believed -- the perfect spokesperson for a contemporary feminist novel. Written with Molinaro's typical flair for concision, Cassandra is second only to the classic Positions with White Roses as Molinaro's best novel. And Molinaro has been sensitive to readers whose knowledge of Greek mythology is imperfect (meaning: all of us) by providing a witty glossary of the mortals and gods who people this dramatic story of courage and sacrifice. (Note: This novel was originally published in hardcover in 1979, four years prior to the better-known and possibly derivative one on the same theme by Christa Wolf).
"Molinaro's tender and subtly polemical reconstruction of the Iliad is a great book to read for its exploration of the themes that educated thousands of generations in the West, of women's role in every socieity, of mother/daughter legacies. Its irreverent take on the most famous war and its starkly moving female voices are closer to my heart than any in Homer..."
-- Euridice, American Book Review
Ursule Molinaro is the author of thirteen novels, a number of widely produced one-act plays, three volumes of non-fiction, and hundreds of short stories. Her novels and stories have been published in England, France, and Japan, as well as the U.S. Recipient of awards and fellowships...
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