Great Goddesses (Life Lessons from Myths and Monsters)

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Adı:
Great Goddesses
Alt başlık:
Life Lessons from Myths and Monsters
Baskı tarihi:
2019
Sayfa sayısı:
256
Format:
Karton kapak
ISBN:
9780593085646
Kitabın türü:
Dil:
English
Yayınevi:
G.P. Putnam's Sons
Bestselling poet, writer, and Instagram sensation Nikita Gill returns with a collection of poetry and prose retelling the legends of the Goddesses, both great and small, in their own words.

With lyrical prose and striking verse, beloved poet Nikita Gill (Fierce Fairytales, Wild Embers) uses the history of Ancient Greece and beyond to explore and share the stories of the mothers, warriors, creators, survivors, and destroyers who shook the world. In pieces that burn with empathy and admiration for these women, Gill unearths the power and glory of the very foundations of mythology and culture that have been too-often ignored or pushed aside.

Complete with beautiful hand-drawn illustrations, Gill's poetry and stories weave old and forgotten tales of might and love into an empowering collection for the modern woman.
256 syf.
·4/10
2/5 Stars (%34/100)

Another "instapoet" who became a writer because of their popularity on social media. Before you yell at me let me clear one thing; I am not anti-feminist nor I have any grudge against women or anyone who identify themself as women. I didn't like this book rather I found it okay because of the writing only. With that out of the way let me talk about the book itself.

First of all, this not a poetry book. I refuse to accept the "things" that are in this book as poetry. This is the case of Rupi Kaur all over again.
when you write
like this
people like it
it seems
The so called poetry in the book looks like this. They are not beautiful or make sense at all. However, some of the prose was actually interesting. Perhaps the only thing that made me read the book is the fact that Gill talked about lesser goddesses and other women who stayed in the background because they are wives of great heroes. This is why it was good to read more things about them. However, most of them were still boring and painful to go through. Like Rupi Kaur, she is trying too hard and it is obvious when you read it as well. I would have DNF it but I finished it nonetheless.

In short, the "poems" in this book are terrible. The prose is okay but most of them are still cringy and boring. It is good that Greek mythology is getting more recognition in contemporary literature and it was also interesting to read about certain women who are less known by people.
Everyone thinks death is about endings, but it had always been her guide and teacher, her black hounds at her heel in every city she visited, cemetery after cemetery full of ghosts eager to meet her.
Why be a half-finished poem in some forgotten poet's story, when one can be an odyssey in and of herself, part magic, part villain, part Goddess, part lover.
Even the dread King and Queen of the Underworld make gentle attempts at compassion in a world that is slowly forgetting how to burn the flames of kindness forever.

Kitabın basım bilgileri

Adı:
Great Goddesses
Alt başlık:
Life Lessons from Myths and Monsters
Baskı tarihi:
2019
Sayfa sayısı:
256
Format:
Karton kapak
ISBN:
9780593085646
Kitabın türü:
Dil:
English
Yayınevi:
G.P. Putnam's Sons
Bestselling poet, writer, and Instagram sensation Nikita Gill returns with a collection of poetry and prose retelling the legends of the Goddesses, both great and small, in their own words.

With lyrical prose and striking verse, beloved poet Nikita Gill (Fierce Fairytales, Wild Embers) uses the history of Ancient Greece and beyond to explore and share the stories of the mothers, warriors, creators, survivors, and destroyers who shook the world. In pieces that burn with empathy and admiration for these women, Gill unearths the power and glory of the very foundations of mythology and culture that have been too-often ignored or pushed aside.

Complete with beautiful hand-drawn illustrations, Gill's poetry and stories weave old and forgotten tales of might and love into an empowering collection for the modern woman.

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