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WOMEN AND OTHER MONSTERS Building a New Mythology

by | Read by Vanessa Moyen

Contemporary Culture • 7 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2021

Vanessa Moyen's narration is the perfect blend of the heartfelt and the academic in this collection of essays about the feminist possibilities of female monsters. Zimmerman examines some of Greek mythology's most famous female monsters, from Circe to Medusa, and the traits that make them monstrous: greed, hunger, ambition, ugliness. Blending personal stories and a critique of contemporary culture with a fresh analysis of these myths, she explains how celebrating--even embracing--the monstrous can lead to liberation. Moyen smoothly imbues her narration with passion, wit, and the occasional rumble of anger. Whether the essays are about the Sirens, the objectification of women in the media, the saga of the Odyssey, fat phobia, or something else, Moyen modulates her voice perfectly to match the material, creating a cohesive and thoroughly enjoyable listening experience. L.S. © AudioFile 2021, Portland, Maine [Published: SEPTEMBER 2021]

Digital Download • Beacon Press • 2021

DD ISBN 978-080705496-3 $20.00

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