Lavinia

LaviniaLike Spartan Helen, I Caused A War She Caused Hers By Letting Men Who Wanted Her Take Her I Caused Mine Because I Wouldn T Be Given, Wouldn T Be Taken.By The Sacred Springs In The Forest Near Her Home, Lavinia, Young Princess Of Latium, Encounters A Poet A Soothsayer Who Foretells Her Future To Marry A Trojan Hero Named Aeneas And Found A Great Kingdom And A Mighty Dynasty.Lavinia S Mother Has Other Plans To Marry Her Daughter Off To An Ambitious Neighbouring King And Her Father Is Plagued With Indecision But When A Fleet Of Foreign Warships Sails Into The Mouth Of The River Tiber, Lavinia Knows Her Destiny Is Calling RESE A libro de Le Guin que me FASCINA.Es cierto, quiz s no sea tan original y rompedora como otras de sus novelas, pero Lavinia, en su intimismo y ternura logra ser tambi n sorprendentemente ins lita.En este libro asistimos a los acontecimientos de la Eneida pero todo contado desde el punto de vista de una mujer, y las batallas, guerras y peleas pierden importancia aunque tambi n son narradas en favor de los ritos, las costumbres, tradiciones La primera mitad de la novela me lleg de una manera incre ble, no deja de alucinarme la capacidad de esta autora para mostrarnos paisajes y costumbres de una manera que parece tan real y palpable La segunda mitad me gust un poquito menos pero a n as la disfrut much simo, la voz de La
Is it possible that Ursula K LeGuin can write a bad book I guess anything is possible I could win the lottery, get hit by a meteorite, struck by lightning, etc All very low probabilities.As expected, this is beautifully written and crafted with an inspired structure Telling the story of Lavinia, who in Vergil s great work Aenid, did not speak a word LeGuin describes the princess s story in that of an almost pre historic and pagan setting This is really the element of this story that I will take with me this vision of a simple life when Rome was not yet founded and the hills in what would someday become the greatest city in the world were populated with early tribes, farms and lives that would be legend.LeGuin creates an unusual narrative device in which Lavinia comes to know her poet as Vergil is illuminated as a time travelling specter from the future, mystically vis
I thought this book was boring There, I said it Even though it had passion, war, bloodshed, royal intrigue, suicide, I found it boring and it was difficult for me to convince myself to continue reading it I am a classic history buff, which this novel has loads of, but it still couldn t grip my interest The tone of the book was quiet and gh
I am not the feminine voice you may have expected When my father told me that Ursula LeGuin had put out a new novel, I was, as I usually am, ecstatic LeGuin is one of my all time favorite authors, and I can t think of time when she s written something that has somehow failed to engage, entertain, or intrigue me The fact that she was, apparently, riffing off Virgil s Aeneid was just icing on the cake for this poor excuse for a classical studies major.When the book arrived, I found myself looking at the cover and suddenly wondering what the heck this book was about As much as I tried, I could not remember the character of Lavinia from my previous readings of the Aeneid in the slightest the best I could do was to temporarily confuse her with Dido My guilt at my poor powers of memory was a bit assuaged when, after some checking, I realized that Lavinia only barely appears within the Aeneid, and never speaks at all It s no surprise I don t remember her Indeed, it s a wonder that many people do.The notion of taking an old story and telling a different side of it is a popular one these days, and I confess I m not terribly up on the sub genre which seems to include things like The Red Tent, Mists of Avalon, and Lady Macbeth, among others , so I can t compare it fa
It s interesting to contrast this with Margaret Atwood s Penelopiad Both explore one of the Big Classics The Aeneid in LeGuin s case, the Odyssey in Atwood s from a female character s perspective LeGuin and Atwood are both stellar writers, but I enjoyed Lavinia vastly LeGuin seems to have a real affection for her characters,
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Back when I studied Latin, we were given bits of Virgil s Aeneid to translate I always found it to be a chore, as poetry is challenging to translate than textbook translating exercises like Roma est in Italia Still, I thought I knew the piece sufficiently until hearing that Ursula Le Guin had written a book about a character from Aeneid but having no idea who Lavinia was Having now read Aeneid in its translated entirety, I can t really fault myself for not remembering Lavinia She has no spoken lines, no characterization, and her function in the story is simply to be the prize of quarreling factions In other words, hers was a story that benefited greatly from being told with care and respect.Part of the brilliance in Le Guin s book lies in her ability to seamlessly weave a rich and detailed story for Lavinia in the greater fabric of Virgil s epic Le Guin makes the strange world of Bronze Age Italy a place one can feel and taste, a place where the influence of oracles and gods is clearly felt She eschews Virgil s humanlike gods for dead that speak through sacred places, which allows for the well executed meta conceit of having a dying Virgil learn how egregiously he mistreated Lavinia in his unfinished masterpiece, which Le Guin suggests as a fanciful reason for Virgil s requ
Oh, never and forever aren t for mortals, love Le Guin writes wonderful women and stories that honor them Lavinia is a whole book written from the perspective of a character that never utters a word in Vergil s epic, The Aeneid It tells of all the life that happens between the glorious battles , the farming, the herding, hunting and reading of the auspices, caring for the hearth gods, weaving, songs and observances the reasons we war in the first place I think if you have lost a great happiness and try to recall it, you re only asking for sorrow, but if you do not try to dwell on the happiness, sometimes you find it dwelling in your heart and body, silent but sustaining Lavinia is presented as an ideal female a faithful daughter, dedicated wife, and strong mother The transitions between those phases is beautifully narrated I especially found the duties depicted, the rituals so natural and comforting I was w
Being a lady classicist often requires willful acts of cognitive dissonance It s not just that nearly all your extant source material was written by men, about men, for men, it s also that Greek and Roman culture, particularly the culture portrayed in the great epics the Iliad, the Odyssey, and the Aeneid is brutally testosterone fueled and flagrantly anti woman In epic, the worst women are pure, unadulterated evil monsters like Scylla, Charybdis, and the Sirens Slightly less evil are those who use their sexual wiles to distract men from their noble purposes Circe, Calypso, Dido And good women are those who simply shut the fuck up, bear legitimate children, and get out of the way Andromache, Penelope, Creusa This makes reading epic a challenging experience for any woman who is looking for than just a rollicking adventure story.I read the Aeneid in high school, the whole thing in English and about half of it in Latin skipping around for the best bits, or course , and I was a huge pain in the ass I was convinced that Aeneas was a douche, that Creusa got screwed over, that Dido got royally screwe
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  • Paperback
  • 295 pages
  • Lavinia
  • Ursula K. Le Guin
  • English
  • 10 July 2017
  • 9780753827840