Divinità dissolute e vendicative, eroi valorosi e intrepidi, creature mostruose e incredibili prodigi. La mitologia classica è tutto questo e molto di più: un immenso patrimonio di racconti e avventure che hanno attraversato i secoli per giungere sino a noi, conservando intatto il loro fascino. Dopo aver scalato l’Olimpo e rivelato vizi e virtù degli dei, Stephen Fry si mescola ai mortali per narrarne le gesta, le peripezie e gli intrighi. Prepariamo ci allora ad accompagnare Giasone e i suoi Argonauti alla ricerca del Vello d’oro, a seguire Eracle mentre porta a compimento le sue dodici fatiche, ad appassionarci all’amore struggente e disperato di Orfeo ed Euridice, a perderci tra i corridoi del labirinto insieme a Teseo e al Minotauro. Attraverso il canto di un aedo contemporaneo tornano a nuova vita episodi notissimi e storie poco conosciute, personaggi senza tempo, sempre in bilico tra commedia e tragedia. Eroi è il racconto ironico e scanzonato di un’epoca remota eppure a noi vicinissima, un’opera che parla del nostro passato e al contempo illumina con intelligenza e umorismo il nostro presente.
- ISBN: 8831001434
- Casa Editrice: Salani
- Pagine: 512
Let me start off by saying that I really enjoyed Mythos , but the second instalment is bitterly disappointing. Greek mythology is full of so many strange stories and strange people. It’s so rich and wonderful and I really do love reading about it, but it needs detail. Stephen Fry has attempted to mak Leggi tutto
I shall judge this book purely upon whether I was entertained. And I'm happy to announce that I was. :) Fry's wit and erudition come together nicely to make one of the most accessible accounting of a large handful of Greek Heroes I've had the pleasure to read. Perhaps better than Hamilton, definitely Leggi tutto
My second Stephen Fry mythology book in as many days (I just read Mythos and loved that) and once again it gets 5*s leading me to think maybe I should try some of Fry's other books out. I don't want to say too much more about this other than that it continues where the first book Mythos leaves off a Leggi tutto
When I was a child my favourite movie was Clash of the Titans - the 1981 film with Maggie Smith as Athena and Laurence Olivier as Zeus. Medusa was, and is, the scariest monster I have ever seen on TV and I regularly had to leave my light on when I went to sleep because I thought she was going to com Leggi tutto
No, I can not deny it, I can never resist Stephen Fry. So much so that, once again, I have the print copy as well as the audiobook since it is narrated by the author himself. I read them in parallel to enjoy Stephen Fry’s voice as much as the visual design of the print copy with the great artwork an Leggi tutto
Bless my soul, Herc was on a roll! And then along came Zeus! He hurled his thunderbolt! *wink wink* Stephen Fry turned Greek tragedy into a goldmine of rich storytelling and a treasury of possible memes. Full, comprehensive review to come.
Thank you to NetGalley and Chronicle Books for providing me with an ARC in exchange for an honest review. Heroes is a follow-up to Stephen Fry’s original book of Greek mythology, Mythos , which I haven’t read but now plan to. Whereas Mythos focuses on the titans and gods of Greek mythology, Heroes foc Leggi tutto
It's about time we've met the Greek heroes and their foes! Perseus, Theseus, Heracles, Jason and many more. This installment was as entertaining as the first one, Mythos. But it felt like Fry crammed in too much information in one book. For example, Heracles' labours were described so shortly, and I Leggi tutto
Pure pleasure и приключение от първоизточника на най-популярните литературни сюжети.
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