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The New Moon With the Old Moon in Her Arms: A True Story Assembled from Scholarly Hearsay

Molinaro, Ursule

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ISBN 10: 0929701291 / ISBN 13: 9780929701295
Verlag: McPherson, US, 1993
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Titel: The New Moon With the Old Moon in Her Arms: ...

Verlag: McPherson, US

Erscheinungsdatum: 1993

Einband: Paperback

Zustand:Very Good

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Each spring in Ancient Athens two scapegoats, a surrogate bride and groom, were ritually stoned to death on the 6th of Thargelion, the Day of Expulsion. The purpose was to rid the city of sickness, famine, and sinfulness; and the sacrificial victims were social castoffs given a year’s luxurious respite. But in the year 293 B. C., an attractive, unmarried poetess resolves to protest the rising patriarchy, as well as Athenian women’s declining status, by volunteering herself on the behalf of the moon goddess Circe. In this impassioned novel ("a true story assembled from scholarly hearsay"), the narrator’s diary of her final year is intercut with passages on Greek culture, from pharmacology to gemstones to fraudulent gods and heroes. All the while, her original idealism is being caught up in the reality of an unexpected love affair....

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Ursule Molinaro authored more than a dozen novels, two dozen widely produced one-act plays, three volumes of non-fiction, and over one hundred short stories. Her novels and stories have been published also in England, France, and Japan. She was a self-trained artist (her paintings and collages appear on her McPherson titles), and avid acrosticist. Her correspondence includes letters from Marguerite Yourcenar, W. H. Auden, Raja Rao, Henri M. Peyre, Leon Kelly, Gunter Grass, Altert Camus, John Dos Passos, Marianne Moore, Anais Nin, Robert Cordier, and Edith Piaf.

Recipient of awards and fellowships from the McDowell Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York Foundation for the Arts, and the PEN American Center, Ms. Molinaro also translated from four languages, including notable works by Hermann Hesse, Dino Buzzati, Nathalie Sarraute, Phillipe Sollers, Uwe Johnson, Reinhard Lettau, Audiberti, Gunter Eich, Edith Bruck, Claude Ollier, Bertolt Brecht, Francois Mauriac, Jean Vautier, Jean-Paul Weber, Walter Hollerer, Vincenzo Accame, Paolo Carra, Edward Albee (into French), and films by Jean Luc-Godard and Agnes Varda.

During her lifetime, Ursule Molinaro's poems and short stories appeared in a wide variety of magazines, including Quixote, Chelsea Review (of which she was a founding editor), Noonday, Provincetown Quarterly, Evergreen Review, Cosmopolitan, Swank, La Fiera Litteraria, Harlequin, Western Humanities Review, Minnesota Review, Les Lettres Nouvelles, Lotus, Extensions, Works, Bachelor, Panache, Carolina Quarterly, Midstream, Oyez, Triquarterly, New Letters, The Little Magazine, NAR, and Formations. Ursule Molinaro died in New York City on July 12, 2000.

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