A Pomegranate and the Maiden

A Pomegranate and the Maiden is a multi faceted re telling of the story of Demeter and Persephone as told in Homer s Hymn to Demeter The many characters speak directly to the reader, presenting multiple perspectives of the same event Among the voices we hear is that of the mother grieving for her lost child, the daughter struggling for independence, the father who tramplA Pomegranate and the Maiden is a multi faceted re telling of the story of Demeter and Persephone as told in Homer s Hymn to Demeter The many characters speak directly to the reader, presenting multiple perspectives of the same event Among the voices we hear is that of the mother grieving for her lost child, the daughter struggling for independence, the father who tramples on a mother s rights, and the lover who resorts to nefarious means to win his beloved Each perspective is deeply rooted in the character s psychology and gender Woven within their narratives are stories familiar to readers of Greek mythology Against the backdrop of our own culture, which still diminishes the value of motherhood and marginalizes women of all ages, these voices speak to us through the centuries and offer new ways of seeing the world we inhabit.
A Pomegranate and the Maiden A Pomegranate and the Maiden is a multi faceted re telling of the story of Demeter and Persephone as told in Homer s Hymn to Demeter The many characters speak directly to the reader presenting multip

  • Title: A Pomegranate and the Maiden
  • Author: Tamara Agha-Jaffar
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  • Page: 375
  • Format: Kindle Edition
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    About the Author

    Tamara Agha-Jaffar

    I ve been in academia all my professional life, first as a professor of English, then as a dean, and then as Vice President for Academic Affairs I retired in July 2013 I finally have time to do what I love best read and write My interest in reading runs the gamut from books on ancient cultures, beginning with the mythology and culture of ancient Mesopotamia world religions poetry, especially the poetry of the British Romantics novels and all things feminist The Carnegie Foundation named me Kansas Professor of the Year in 2004 and awarded me its CASE Award for the Advancement of Teaching I received The President s Call to Service Award in 2010 for my volunteer work with the local school district, with victims of sexual assault, and with community shelters for battered women I am the author of two works of non fiction Demeter and Persephone Lessons from a Myth McFarland 2002 , and Women and Goddesses in Myth and Sacred Texts Longman 2004 A Pomegranate and the Maiden Anaphora Literary Press 2015 is my first novel It is a retelling of the Demeter Persephone myth through the voices of its characters It is now also available on Kindle.My latest novel Unsung Odysseys, tells the story of Odysseus return from Troy through the voices of women It is available on Kindle.My passion is mythology, especially women s role in myths I write a blog interpreting events and characters in mythology by breathing life into them to unearth their nuggets of wisdom.Check out my blog and book reviews on my website at tamaraaghajaffar

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    • Lila said:
      Aug 22, 2018 - 04:35 AM

      A Pomegranate and the Maiden is an interesting retelling of the Demeter and Persephone Myth as told in Homer’s Hymn to Demeter. It is told from multiple points of view; Demeter, Persephone,Hecate,Zeus, Hades and more and from a feminist perspective.I quite enjoyed it and would recommend it anyone who loves Greek Mythology!

    • Lau Maia said:
      Aug 22, 2018 - 04:35 AM

      I really enjoyed reading this. I love mythology and the Gods and perceiving this myth through their eyes seemed on point. I could really picture each and everyone of them saying those things and acting those plots, I really believe Tamara really capture their personalities.

    • Susan Walker said:
      Aug 22, 2018 - 04:35 AM

      I enjoyed this book about the same event tha'ts written from many view points. It was well written and holds the readers attention.

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