The Argonauts

The Argonauts
Author: Maggie Nelson
Release: 2015-05-05
Editor: Graywolf Press
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9781555973407
Language: en
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An intrepid voyage out to the frontiers of the latest thinking about love, language, and family Maggie Nelson's The Argonauts is a genre-bending memoir, a work of "autotheory" offering fresh, fierce, and timely thinking about desire, identity, and the limitations and possibilities of love and language. It binds an account of Nelson's relationship with her partner and a journey to and through a pregnancy to a rigorous exploration of sexuality, gender, and "family." An insistence on radical individual freedom and the value of caretaking becomes the rallying cry for this thoughtful, unabashed, uncompromising book.

Jason and the Argonauts

Jason and the Argonauts
Author: Apollonius of Rhodes
Release: 2014-10-28
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781101616802
Language: en
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The first new Penguin Classics translation of the Argonautica since the 1950s Now in a riveting new verse translation, Jason and the Argonauts (also known as the Argonautica) is the only surviving full account of Jason’s voyage on the Argo in quest of the Golden Fleece aided by the sorceress princess Medea. Written in the third century B.C., this epic story of one of the most beloved heroes of Greek mythology, with its combination of the fantastical and the real, its engagement with traditions of science, astronomy and medicine, winged heroes, and a magical vessel that speaks, is truly without parallel in classical or contemporary Greek literature and is now available in an accessible and engaging translation. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

The Best of the Argonauts

The Best of the Argonauts
Author: James J. Clauss
Release: 2021-05-28
Editor: University of California Press
Pages: 260
ISBN: 9780520360402
Language: en
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This revelatory exploration of Book One of the Argonautica rescues Jason from his status as the ineffectual hero of Apollonius' epic poem. James J. Clauss argues that by posing the question, "Who is the best of the Argonauts?" Apollonius redefines the epic hero and creates, in Jason, a man more realistic and less awesome than his Homeric predecessors, one who is vulnerable, dependent on the help of others, even morally questionable, yet ultimately successful. In bringing Apollonius' "curious and demanding poem" to life, Clauss illuminates two features of the poet's narrative style: his ubiquitous allusions to the poetry of others, especially Homer, and the carefully balanced structural organization of his episodes. The poet's subtextual interplay is explored, as is his propensity for underscoring the manipulation of the poetry of others through ring composition. This title is part of UC Press's Voices Revived program, which commemorates University of California Press’s mission to seek out and cultivate the brightest minds and give them voice, reach, and impact. Drawing on a backlist dating to 1893, Voices Revived makes high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship accessible once again using print-on-demand technology. This title was originally published in 1993.

Jason and the Argonauts through the Ages

Jason and the Argonauts through the Ages
Author: Jason Colavito
Release: 2014-04-04
Editor: McFarland
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781476615660
Language: en
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The story of Jason and the Argonauts is one of the most famous in Greek myth, and its development from the oldest layers of Greek mythology down to the modern age encapsulates the dramatic changes in faith, power and culture that Western civilization has seen over the past three millennia. From the Bronze Age to the Classical Age, from the medieval world to today, the Jason story has been told and retold with new stories, details and meanings. This book explores the epic history of a colorful myth and probes the most ancient origins of the quest for the Golden Fleece—a quest that takes us to the very dawn of Greek religion and its close relationship with Near Eastern peoples and cultures.

The New Argonauts

The New Argonauts
Author: AnnaLee Saxenian
Release: 2007-10-31
Editor: Harvard University Press
Pages: 438
ISBN: 0674025660
Language: en
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Like the Greeks who sailed with Jason in search of the Golden Fleece, the new Argonauts--foreign-born, technically skilled entrepreneurs who travel back and forth between Silicon Valley and their home countries--seek their fortune in distant lands by launching companies far from established centers of skill and technology. Their story illuminates profound transformations in the global economy. Economic geographer AnnaLee Saxenian has followed this transformation, exploring one of its great paradoxes: how the "brain drain" has become "brain circulation," a powerful economic force for development of formerly peripheral regions. The new Argonauts--armed with Silicon Valley experience and relationships and the ability to operate in two countries simultaneously--quickly identify market opportunities, locate foreign partners, and manage cross-border business operations. The New Argonauts extends Saxenian's pioneering research into the dynamics of competition in Silicon Valley. The book brings a fresh perspective to the way that technology entrepreneurs build regional advantage in order to compete in global markets. Scholars, policymakers, and business leaders will benefit from Saxenian's firsthand research into the investors and entrepreneurs who return home to start new companies while remaining tied to powerful economic and professional communities in the United States. For Americans accustomed to unchallenged economic domination, the fast-growing capabilities of China and India may seem threatening. But as Saxenian convincingly displays in this pathbreaking book, the Argonauts have made America richer, not poorer.

Argonauts

Argonauts
Author: Kevin Kneupper
Release: 2016-03-28
Editor: Kevin Kneupper
Pages: 246
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Language: en
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Thousands of readers love Argonauts, calling it a “fantastic tale” and “clever, rich, and highly entertaining.” It’s a new twist on an old myth. It’s the story of Jason, a wealthy son of privilege who longs to be a warrior. His father’s death means Jason can finally join the Argonauts, an elite group of warriors who’ve overhauled their genetic code. It’s the story of Medea, a scientist who toils away in a lab changing people’s genes. She gives the warriors their powers, but she never gets an ounce of credit. And now she’s found herself fighting alongside them. And it’s the story of an adventure turned suicide mission, all for the sake of a crown. Readers love the twists on ancient Greek mythology. The story of Jason and Medea is thousands of years old. It was once the subject of some of the greatest plays and poems in human history, but the myth has died away in recent years. We remember Hercules, but whatever happened to Jason? Argonauts retells the old story in a near-future science fiction setting, with future technologies replacing ancient magic. One Goodreads reviewer wrote: “I love mythical retellings and this is certainly one of the most innovative…. It shouldn’t work, but it does. The ancient Greek names and themes actually seem to feed perfectly into the world….” Another reviewer said she “loved the spinning of the classic tale into something futuristic and different!” Even if you’re not a mythology expert, you’ll find yourself recognizing pieces of the myths. Maybe you’re a Game of Thrones fan who’ll learn where the Harpies came from, or where Cersei Lannister got her name. Or maybe you’re a Harry Potter fan who’ll learn about the myths that inspired characters like J.K. Rowling’s Amycus Carrow. These authors loved the myth, and you might, too. Readers love the science fiction premise. You’ve heard the stories in the news. Jobs being taken by robots. The corporate elite revealed to be more and more corrupt. Extremists all over social media. Strange technologies that do things you couldn’t imagine. Where will it all lead? Argonauts is a look at the future through the lens of the past. Greek mythology was full of monsters. But the monsters of the future don’t come from a magic potion. They’ve changed their genes, and they aren’t entirely human anymore. Sci fi fans are raving about the book. One reader called it a “sci fi gem.” Another said it was “reminiscent of Asimov” and “very well done.” And a third called it “a welcome addition to the reading shelf of fans of sci fi.” Even readers who aren’t exactly nerds have found themselves enjoying it. As a Goodreads reviewer put it: “I really enjoyed the book, it’s not a book I would normally pick up and read. But branching out this time certainly paid off!” Readers love the romance. One of the most famous romances in history was between Jason and Medea - a Greek warrior marked for death, and the sorceress who saved him. It was a passion inspired by the gods, and a love doomed to end in tragedy - at least in the old myths. There’s no tragedy in this book, but the love story is still there, and reviewers love “the chemistry between Jason and Medea.” A strong, commanding warrior, sent off to die in a foreign land. A sorceress who starts out as his enemy, but finds herself helping him instead as she falls deeper and deeper in love. It was a passionate love, the kind that inspired a princess to give up everything she cared about to save a hero from a foreign land. In Argonauts, Medea is a scientist, not a sorceress - but there isn’t that much difference in the end. Give Argonauts a try today. You’ll experience the myths. You’ll wonder about the future. And you’ll fall in love with Jason and Medea, all for less than the price of a movie. Join thousands of fans and buy your copy today.

In Search of the Argonauts

In Search of the Argonauts
Author: Helen Lovatt
Release: 2021-07-15
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781350115132
Language: en
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Few classical stories are as exciting as that of Jason and the Golden Fleece. The legend of the boy, who discovers a new identity as son of a usurped king and leads a crew of demi-gods and famous heroes, has resonated through the ages, rumbling like the clashing rocks, which almost pulverised the Argo. The myth and its reception inspires endless engagements: while it tells of a quest to the ends of the earth, of the tyrants Pelias and Aetes, of dragons' teeth, of the loss of Hylas (beloved of Hercules) stolen away by nymphs, and of Jason's seduction of the powerful witch Medea (later betrayed for a more useful princess), it speaks to us of more: of gender and sexuality; of heroism and lost integrity; of powerful gods and terrifying monsters; of identity and otherness; of exploration and exploitation. The Argonauts are emblems of collective heroism, yet also of the emptiness of glory. From Pindar to J. W. Waterhouse, Apollonius of Rhodes to Ray Harryhausen, and Robert Graves to Mary Zimmerman, the Argonaut myth has produced later interpretations as rich, salty and complex as the ancient versions. Helen Lovatt here unravels, like untangled sea-kelp, the diverse strands of the narrative and its numerous and fascinating afterlives. Her book will prove both informative and endlessly entertaining to those who love classical literature and myth.

Jason and the Argonauts

Jason and the Argonauts
Author: Neil Foster MacPhail
Release: 2015-09-12
Editor: Lulu.com
Pages: 166
ISBN: 9781329485778
Language: en
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Sent by his uncle on a mission from which he's not expected to return. Impossible obstacles and dangers stacked against him. Inexperienced captain of a crew of heroes and demi-gods with mysterious powers. It's going to be epic.

Jason and the Argonauts

Jason and the Argonauts
Author: Neil Smith
Release: 2013-03-20
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
Pages: 80
ISBN: 9781472801012
Language: en
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The voyage of Jason and the Argonauts and their hunt for the Golden Fleece is one of the most enduringly popular of all of the Ancient Greek heroic myths. Accepting the quest in order to regain his kingdom, Jason assembled a crew of legendary heroes, including Hercules, Orpheus, Atalanta, and the twins Castor and Polydeuces. With this band of warriors and demi-gods, Jason set sail in the Argo on a journey across the known world. During their quest, the Argonauts faced numerous challenges including the Harpies, the Clashing Rocks, the Sirens, Talos, the bronze giant, the sleepless dragon that guarded the fleece, and, of course, the fickle will of the gods of Olympus. Filled with magic, monsters, sword fights, and sacrifice, this ancient adventure story is given new life by Neil Smith who also examines its historical context, its classical sources and its enduring legacy.

Authorship s Wake

Authorship  s Wake
Author: Philip Sayers
Release: 2020-12-10
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781501367687
Language: en
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Authorship's Wake examines the aftermath of the 1960s critique of the author, epitomized by Roland Barthes's essay, “The Death of the Author.” This critique has given rise to a body of writing that confounds generic distinctions separating the literary and the theoretical. Its archive consists of texts by writers who either directly participated in this critique, as Barthes did, or whose intellectual formation took place in its immediate aftermath. These writers include some who are known primarily as theorists (Judith Butler), others known primarily as novelists (Zadie Smith, David Foster Wallace), and yet others whose texts are difficult to categorize (the autofiction of Chris Kraus, Sheila Heti, and Ben Lerner; the autotheory of Maggie Nelson). These writers share not only a central motivating question – how to move beyond the critique of the author-subject – but also a way of answering it: by writing texts that merge theoretical concerns with literary discourse. Authorship's Wake traces the responses their work offers in relation to four themes: communication, intention, agency, and labor.

The Best of the Argonauts

The Best of the Argonauts
Author: James J. Clauss
Release: 2021-01-08
Editor: University of California Press
Pages: 260
ISBN: 9780520309425
Language: en
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This revelatory exploration of Book One of the Argonautica rescues Jason from his status as the ineffectual hero of Apollonius' epic poem. James J. Clauss argues that by posing the question, "Who is the best of the Argonauts?" Apollonius redefines the epic hero and creates, in Jason, a man more realistic and less awesome than his Homeric predecessors, one who is vulnerable, dependent on the help of others, even morally questionable, yet ultimately successful. In bringing Apollonius' "curious and demanding poem" to life, Clauss illuminates two features of the poet's narrative style: his ubiquitous allusions to the poetry of others, especially Homer, and the carefully balanced structural organization of his episodes. The poet's subtextual interplay is explored, as is his propensity for underscoring the manipulation of the poetry of others through ring composition. This title is part of UC Press's Voices Revived program, which commemorates University of California Press’s mission to seek out and cultivate the brightest minds and give them voice, reach, and impact. Drawing on a backlist dating to 1893, Voices Revived makes high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship accessible once again using print-on-demand technology. This title was originally published in 1993.

Jason and the Argonauts Usborne Classics Retold

Jason and the Argonauts  Usborne Classics Retold
Author: Felicity Brooks
Release: 2013-06-01
Editor: Usborne Publishing Ltd
Pages: 113
ISBN: 9781409568384
Language: en
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Deep in the heart of enemy territory, through mountainous seas and uncharted lands, Jason and his fearless crew, the Argonauts, do battle with giants, dragons, monsters and a merciless sea god, to bring the legendary Golden Fleece back to Greece. Thrillingly retold for today's readers, this heroic tale of myths and monsters in the ancient world remains as fresh and exciting as the day it was first written.

Double Blue

Double Blue
Author: Jim O'Leary,Wayne Parrish
Release: 2007
Editor: E C W Press
Pages: 216
ISBN: 1550227793
Language: en
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Presented in full color with photos throughout, this volume contains numerous stories from players, coaches, and other people connected with the Toronto Argonauts. Featuring dozens of interviews with past and present Argonauts, the guide also includes contributions from journalists who have followed the Argos, as well as stories from fans. A history highlights the triumphs and turning points from each year and reveals the prominent players, venues, and changes to both the game and the league. Rounding out the book are profiles of key Argonauts, with photos, stats, and where they are now.

The Argonautica

The Argonautica
Author: Rhodius Apollonius
Release: 2022-09-15
Editor: DigiCat
Pages: 181
ISBN: EAN:8596547311607
Language: en
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'The Argonautica' is a Greek epic poem written by Apollonius Rhodius in the 3rd century BC. The only surviving Hellenistic epic, the Argonautica tells the myth of the voyage of Jason and the Argonauts to retrieve the Golden Fleece from remote Colchis. The poem begins with an invocation to Apollo and briefly recounts his prophetic warning to Pelias, king of Iolcus, that his downfall will be the work of a man with only one sandal. Jason has recently emerged as the man in question, having lost a sandal while crossing a swollen stream. Consequently, Pelias has entrusted him with a suicidal mission to Colchis to bring back the Golden Fleece. A ship, the Argo, has already been constructed by Argus, a shipwright working under Athena's instructions. Meanwhile, a band of heroes has arrived to help in the venture. The locals marvel at such a gathering – young Jason has been given an impossible mission yet this band of heroes just might help him pull it off. His mother fears the worst. He bids her to stay strong and calm.

Jason and the Argonauts

Jason and the Argonauts
Author: Robert Byrd
Release: 2016-10-11
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 48
ISBN: 9780735227651
Language: en
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A beautifully illustrated account of the Greek myth of Jason and the Argonauts with informative details from the award-winning author of Electric Ben The story of Jason and the Argonauts is one of the earliest recorded Greek myths. Here, master artist Robert Byrd has created a striking telling of the legend for a new generation of readers. Complete with explanatory notes and illustrated back matter, Jason and the Argonauts traces each step of our hero’s journey, from the Golden Fleece’s origin story and Jason’s childhood to his triumphant return with the prize and eventual death. Deftly designed to accommodate glorious large pictures and captioned insets, the book is not only a great story, but a wealth of information about ancient Greece.

Argonauts of the Desert

Argonauts of the Desert
Author: Philippe Wajdenbaum
Release: 2014-09-19
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781317543909
Language: en
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'Argonauts of the Desert' presents a revolutionary new commentary on the Bible and its origins, arguing that most biblical stories and laws were inspired by Greek literature. From Genesis to Kings, the books of the Bible may have been written by a single author, a Hellenized Judean scholar who used Plato's ideal state in The Laws as a primary source. As such, biblical Israel is a recreation of that twelve tribes State and the stories surrounding the birth, life and death of that State were inspired by Greek epics. Each chapter presents the biblical material and compares this to the Greek or Roman equivalents, discussing similarities and differences.

Index to The Argonauts of California

Index to The Argonauts of California
Author: Libera Martina Spinazze
Release: 1975
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 514
ISBN: STANFORD:36105035840540
Language: en
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In Search of Myths Heroes

In Search of Myths   Heroes
Author: Michael Wood
Release: 2005
Editor: Univ of California Press
Pages: 284
ISBN: 0520247248
Language: en
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The author goes in search of four of the most famous myths in the world--Shangri-la, Jason and the Golden Fleece, the Queen of Sheba, and the Holy Grail--journeying to some of the most remote regions on Earth, including Western Tibet, the mountains of Geo

You Are Prey

You Are Prey
Author: Isaac Hooke
Release: 2017-02-27
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 296
ISBN: 1520711719
Language: en
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Rade and his team of ex-military personnel pursue a Phant to a destroyed world on the far side of the galaxy. They soon discover the planet isn't as dead as they believed. Their target hides within a massive nest inhabited by aliens appearing to belong to Tech Class I--barely out of the stone ages. Rade elects to go ahead with the operation. The team enters the nest to capture the prey.But what begins as a simple infiltration and extraction mission soon turns into a living nightmare.Trapped beneath an alien world, surrounded by hostile lifeforms, and fighting for their very lives, Rade and his team quickly realize the roles have reversed. They are no longer the hunters. Instead, they have become the prey.

Jane

Jane
Author: Maggie Nelson
Release: 2005-02-10
Editor: Catapult
Pages: 200
ISBN: 9781593763299
Language: en
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Part elegy, part true crime story, this memoir-in-verse from the author of the award-winning The Argonauts expands the notion of how we tell stories and what form those stories take through the story of a murdered woman and the mystery surrounding her last hours. Jane tells the spectral story of the life and death of Maggie Nelson’s aunt Jane, who was murdered in 1969 while a first-year law student at the University of Michigan. Though officially unsolved, Jane’s murder was apparently the third in a series of seven brutal rape-murders in the area between 1967 and 1969. Nelson was born a few years after Jane’s death, and the narrative is suffused with the long shadow her murder cast over both the family and her psyche. Exploring the nature of this haunting incident via a collage of poetry, prose, dream-accounts, and documentary sources, including local and national newspapers, related “true crime” books such as The Michigan Murders and Killer Among Us, and fragments from Jane’s own diaries written when she was 13 and 21, its eight sections cover Jane’s childhood and early adulthood, her murder and its investigation, the direct and diffuse effect of her death on Nelson’s girlhood and sisterhood, and a trip to Michigan Nelson took with her mother (Jane’s sister) to retrace the path of Jane’s final hours. Each piece in Jane has its own form, and the movement from each piece to the next--along with the white space that surrounds each fragment--serve as important fissures, disrupting the tabloid, “page-turner” quality of the story, and eventually returning the reader to deeper questions about girlhood, empathy, identification, and the essentially unknowable aspects of another’s life and death. Equal parts a meditation on violence (serial, sexual violence in particular), and a conversation between the living and the dead, Jane’s powerful and disturbing subject matter, combined with its innovations in genre, shows its readers what poetry is capable of--what kind of stories it can tell, and how it can tell them.