Goodreads Monday: Metamorphica

Goodreads Monday is a weekly meme where we randomly select a book from our Goodreads To Be Read list and share it with the world. It’s hosted by Lauren’s Page Turners, so be sure to link back to her site so that we can all see what everyone plans to read!


 

39837570Metamorphica: Fiction
by Zachary Mason
Fantasy/Mythology
304 pages
Published July 10, 2018 by Farrar Strauss and Giroux

From Goodreads:

A brilliant and daring novel that reimagines Ovid’s Metamorphoses

In the tradition of his bestselling debut novel The Lost Books of the Odyssey, Zachary Mason’s Metamorphica transforms Ovid’s epic poem of endless transformation. It reimagines the stories of Narcissus, Pygmalion and Galatea, Midas and Atalanta, and strings them together like the stars in constellations—even Ovid becomes a story. It’s as though the ancient mythologies had been rewritten by Borges or Calvino; Metamorphica is an archipelago in which to linger for a while; it reflects a little light from the morning of the world.


 

I haven’t read the entirety of Ovid’s Metamorphoses, so I feel like I should read it before I tackle Metamorphica, but this looks like a lovely book. And perhaps one I could understand without tackling the entirety of Ovid’s sometimes-dense poetry…

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