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Medusa : the fourth kingdom / by Marina Minghelli ; translated by Beverly Allen.
Minghelli, Marina, 1952-
Quarto regno Medusa.
San Francisco, Calif. : City Lights Books, 1999.
viii, 190 pages ; 21 cm
Whenever a contemporary Italian writer awakens one of the Mediterranean's slumbering myths, we understand that it had never died. Thus the myth of Medusa, the very vision of female menace, comes to us here in a fascinating new guise - Medusa as she might have been as a girl, before she entered myth, an innocent beauty whose quest is complicated by her need to understand the complex reactions she causes in others.
Her story is told in counterpart to that of a contemporary Roman woman drawn to a reticent, emotionally distant man. This hermetic first novel draws on ancient traditions to trace a complex psychological journey to independence and empowerment.
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Medusa : the fourth kingdom / Marina Minghelli ; translated from the Italian by Beverly Allen.