By Veronica House
Women’s mythic revision is a convention on the middle of twentieth-century literature. Medea’s Chorus explores post-WWII women’s poetry that takes Greek mythology as its relevant topos. The booklet investigates 5 of the main influential poets writing within the 20th century (H.D., Sylvia Plath, Adrienne wealthy, Margaret Atwood, Eavan Boland) who problem either the traditional literary representations of girls and the excessive modernist appropriations of the classics. of their poetry and prose, the ladies interact with cultural discourses approximately literary authority, gender, oppression, violence, and age. but even whereas the poets transform convinced features of the Greek myths that they locate troubling, they see the inherent strength within the tales and use that energy for private and social revelation. simply because myths exist in a number of types, historic writers didn't create from scratch; their inventive contribution lay in how they replaced the tales. glossy lady poets are carrying out a a number of millennia-old culture of mythic revision, a convention that has ruthlessly posited that there's no position for girls within the construction and transmission of mythological poetry. Medea’s Chorus tracks mythic revision from the Fifties during the second-wave feminist circulation and into turn-of-the-century feminism to focus on person achievements and to teach the collective impression of the poets’ hugely diverse works on post-WWII literature and feminist suggestion and perform. This attractive and fantastically written booklet is a must-read for any pupil, instructor, or student of the Classical culture, revisionist mythmaking, and twentieth-century poetry.