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Weight: The Myth of Atlas and Heracles (Myths, The)

Winterson, Jeanette

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Publisher: Canongate U.S.
Publication Date: 2006
Binding: Softcover
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With wit and verve, the prize-winning author of Sexing the Cherry and Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit brings the mythical figure of Atlas into the space age and sets him free at last. In her retelling of the story of a god tricked into holding the world on his shoulders and his brief reprieve, she sets difficult questions about the nature of choice and coercion, how we choose our own destiny and at the same time can liberate ourselves from our seeming fate. Finally in paperback, Weight is a daring, seductive addition to Canongate’s ambitious series of myths by the world’s most acclaimed authors.

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Book Description: CANONGATE BOOKS, United States, 2006. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reprint. 193 x 127 mm. Language: English Brand New Book. The story of Atlas and Heracles Atlas knows how it feels to carry the weight of the world; but why, he asks himself, does it have to be carried at all? In Weight -- visionary and inventive, yet completely believable and relevant to the questions we ask ourselves every day -- Winterson s skill in turning the familiar on its head to show us a different truth is put to stunning effect. When I was asked to choose a myth to write about, I realized I had chosen already. The story of Atlas holding up the world was in my mind before the telephone call had ended. If the call had not come, perhaps I would never have written the story, but when the call did come, that story was waiting to be written. Rewritten. The recurring language motif of Weight is I want to tell the story again. My work is full of Cover Versions. I like to take stories we think we know and record them differently. In the retelling comes a new emphasis or bias, and the new arrangement of the key elements demands that fresh material be injected into the existing text. Weight moves far away from the simple story of Atlas s punishment and his temporary relief when Hercules takes the world off his shoulders. I wanted to explore loneliness, isolation, responsibility, burden, and freedom too, because my version has a very particular end not found elsewhere. --from Jeanette Winterson s Foreword to Weight From the Hardcover edition. Bookseller Inventory # AAC9781841957999

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Book Description: Paperback. Book Condition: New. 130mm x 11mm x 198mm. Paperback. The story of Atlas and HeraclesAtlas knows how it feels to carry the weight of the world; but why, he asks himself, does it have to be carried at all? In Weight ? visionary and inven.Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 151 pages. 0.177. Bookseller Inventory # 9781841957999

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Book Description: Soft cover. Book Condition: New. Condemned to shoulder the world forever by the gods he dared defy, freedom seems unattainable to Atlas. But the he receives an unexpected visit from Heracles, the one man strong enough to share the burden and it seems they can strike a bargain that might release him. Jeanette Winterson asks difficult questions about the nature of choice and coercion in her dazzling retelling of the myth of Atlas and Hercales. Bookseller Inventory # 9781841957999

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