[ Pdf Lavinia Ä medievalesque PDF ] by Ursula K. Le Guin ☆ A Eneida , de Ursula K Le GuinNa Il ada, Helena foi causa de uma guerra entre Gregos e Troianos Na Eneida, Lav nia foi causa de uma guerra entre Latinos e Troianos Enquanto Homero deu import ncia a Helena, Virg lio menosprezou Lav nia No entanto, segundo a lenda, ser o os descendentes de Lav nia, que criar o uma grande civiliza o a Romana Os acontecimentos narrados neste romance que originaram a guerra s o fi is aos da Eneida, omitindo a participa o dos deuses, e resumindo as descri es das batalhas A vida de Lav nia, dos seus amigos e fam lia, assim como o que sucede ap s o fim da guerra, s o da imagina o de Le Guin.
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, and that makes for a warmer, humane book You can t tackle such a project without exploring the constraints placed on women in ancient times, but again, the authors take two very different approaches Atwood focuses on the oppression of women, but LeGuin who has always shown an appreciation for the beauties of everyday life convincingly explores how women could find fulfillment and power within the roles allowed them.
Like 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 TakenBy 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 DynastyLavinia 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 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 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 goodreads in say sal hedefinin yan s ra bizim b y k challenge m z benim i in yetip artsa da kendime minik hedefler koymadan duram yorum her sene mutlaka bir ya ar kemal ve ursula k le guin okumak bunlardan baz lar bu sene de al p al p y d m ursulalar mdan hangisini okusam diye d n rken kendisinin vefat haberini al nca elimdeki kitap ki o da bir ya ar kemal kitab yd biter bitmez k t phanemdeki en eski ursula kitab na gitti ellerim nisan 2010 da, niversite son s n ftayken son kez gitti im izmir t yap kitap fuar nda alm m nisan 2010 yazm m n sayfas na kitaba ba lar ba lamaz sekiz y ld r neyi bekliyordum diye kendime k zsam da, asl nda belki de kitap tam zaman n buldu diye d nmeden de edemedim koca bir destan n i inde m srayla an lan bir karaktere can vermek de ursula ninemize yak rd o m sradan ilham al p b yle ayr bir destan do 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 placeI 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 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.
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 cr 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 ghostly, very in the past so I never felt anything immediate It was a story told by someone who remembered facts, places, names, etc and spoke of emotion, but I never felt it I think this book was well reviewed, so I am sure many people would have a different experience, I was just not that keen on it.