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by Ali Smith

eBook Girl Meets Boy epub
  • ISBN: 0676978762
  • Author: Ali Smith
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Subcategory: World Literature
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Vintage Canada; Reprint edition (July 7, 2009)
  • Pages: 176 pages
  • ePUB size: 1416 kb
  • FB2 size 1912 kb
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Ali Smith's re-mix of Ovid's most joyful metamorphosis is a story about the kind of fluidity that can't be bottled and sold.

Girl meets boy. It's a story as old as time. But what happens when. Ali Smith's re-mix of Ovid's most joyful metamorphosis is a story about the kind of fluidity that can't be bottled and sold. It is about girls and boys, girls and girls, love and transformation, a story of puns and doubles, reversals and revelations. Funny Girl meets boy. But what happens when an old story meets a brand new set of circumstances?

Читать онлайн Girl Meets Boy. Smith Al. The second-hand bookshop used to be a church. Now it was a church for books. But there were only so many copies of other people’s given-away books that you could thumb through without getting a bit nauseous.

Читать онлайн Girl Meets Boy. Smith Ali. Ali Smith. Girl Meets Boy. Τάδε νυν ἕταιραις. αϊς εμαισι τέρπνα κάλως άείσω. Like that poem I knew, about how you sit and read your way through a book then close the book and put it on the shelf, and maybe, life being so short, you’ll die before you ever open that book again and its pages, the single pages, shut in the book on the shelf, will maybe never see light again, which is. Text Publishing Melbourne Australia. First published in Great Britain by Canongate Books 2007. Printed in Australia by Griffin Press. The Text Publishing Company. Girl meets boy : the myth of Iphis. ISBN 9781921351105 (pb. 1. Mythology, Classical - Fiction. But which is Cilla Black, then, boy or girl? She doesn’t seem to be either. She can look at the boys if she wants; she can go round the screen and look at the girls. She can go between the two sides of things like a magician, or a joke. The audience always laughs with delight when she does it.

It’s an amusing retelling of the myth, remarkably joyful.

I’m currently on an Ali Smith binge, and this slim volume strikes me as a quickie: quickly written, quickly read. It’s an amusing retelling of the myth, remarkably joyful. The best section comes near the end, where Smith is at full ess describing a wedding.

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Girl Meets Boy is a 2007 novel by Scottish author Ali Smith and published by Canongate in the Canongate Myth Series. It was one of the 'best books of 2007' according to critics at The Independent.

Girl Meets Boy is a 2007 novel by Scottish author Ali Smith and published by Canongate in the Canongate Myth Series. A modern-day reinterpretation of Ovid's myth of Iphis, it concerns two sisters, Anthea and Imogen (Midge) living in Inverness. But what happens when an old story meets a brand new set of circumstances? Ali Smith's re-mix of Ovid's most joyful metamorphosis is a story about the kind of fluidity that can't be bottled and sold

Girl meets boy. But what happens when an old story meets a brand new set of circumstances? Ali Smith's re-mix of Ovid's most joyful metamorphosis is a story about the kind of fluidity that can't be bottled and sold. Funny and fresh, poetic and political, Girl Meets Boy is a myth of metamorphosis for the modern world. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate.

Girl Meets Boy is a delicate tale with a solid message of conscientious objection at its heart. It reaches a joyful conclusion in which the formalised pairing off of couples is more reminiscent of Shakespearean comedy than the gruesome imagery of Ovid

Girl Meets Boy is a delicate tale with a solid message of conscientious objection at its heart. It reaches a joyful conclusion in which the formalised pairing off of couples is more reminiscent of Shakespearean comedy than the gruesome imagery of Ovid. Keith enquires of his team: " How, precisely, do we bottle imagination?"

Another internationally acclaimed writer contributes a fascinating, compelling reinterpretation of a myth that resonates deeply today.Ligdus and Telethusa are having a child, but they cannot afford to have a girl. Ligdus informs Telethusa that she had better hope for a boy. While this decision makes them both sad, Telethusa “must/obey.” She prays to Isis, but births a girl and names her Iphis, a name that “suited male or female–/a neutral name.” She convinces everyone, including Ligdus, that Iphis is a boy.Iphis matures and falls in love with another girl, Ianthe, and is engaged for marriage, yet s/he is ruled by the sexual norms of the time: “[P]ossessed by love so strange . . . no female wants/a female!” but “no learned art–can ever make of me/a boy.” She attempts to reconcile her love for Ianthe against the pressures of “nature.” The wedding day is near, Telethusa is desperate, and prays again to Isis. Iphis is transformed, looking like a boy.Is Ovid suggesting that what we think is nature is attitude? Does Iphis grow a penis? Or does Iphis, adopting the characteristics of a boy, remain a girl married to a girl, undermining traditional values?From the Hardcover edition.
Comments: (7)
Sti
This novel by Smith is loosely based on Ovid's story "Iphis and Ianthe" from his Metamorphoses. It is about two sisters, Anthea and Imogen, who live in a small Scottish town in their grandparents house. Their grandparents disappeared while sailing Europe and left the house to the girls. The novel begins with a memory of their grandfather telling them a story which begins, "Let me tell you about when I was a girl," which brings squeals of delight and giggles from the little girls sitting in his lap. So it begins happily enough but we soon find out there is trouble in paradise.

Both girls work for a corporation called Pure, a bottled water company, which is not all that it seems. While Imogen is moving her way up the corporate ladder, Anthea is unhappy at work and feels out of place. Then one day Anthea is looking out of the window at work and sees what she thinks is a young man in a kilt writing graffiti about Pure on Pure's walls and signing his work Iphis. Anthea is intrigued so she rushes out of the office to check it out. Upon getting close to this stranger, Anthea thinks: "He was the most beautiful boy I had ever seen in my life. But he looked really like a girl." It turns out to be a girl, a girl named Robin, who had gone to school with the sisters and Imogen remembers her as being weird even then. But soon Robin and Anthea begin a guerilla warfare type of campaign against Pure and start posting their messages all over town.

Meanwhile Imogen get a promotion for a creative idea she has and is sent to Pure's base camp to meet with the boss, Keith, who turns out to be an evil mastermind after world dominance. This totally turns Imogen around about the corporation and what she is doing with her life. Without telling everything about the novel I will stop here and let you read it for yourself. It is a delightful little novel and not at all like most of the stories in Ovid's "Metamorphoses" as it is much too lighthearted for that. Imogen, Anthea, and Robin are all delightfully delicious characters who you will fall in love with.
Armin
I’m currently on an Ali Smith binge, and this slim volume strikes me as a quickie: quickly written, quickly read. It’s an amusing retelling of the myth, remarkably joyful. The best section comes near the end, where Smith is at full stream-of-consciousness describing a wedding.
Morad
A good enough book, but not one that moved me in a life-changing way. Smith doesn't quite pull off the abstractions where she wanders into the Iphsis myth, but I respect her for making the effort to do something that you don't find in every lesbian love story you come across.
SiIеnt
Great book in the Myths series. Challenge of political correctness, sexual curiouisty, fantacy all I a modern day myth. Fun!
FRAY
One of my favorite books. Ali Smith is a fantastic writer.
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Good condition.
Inabel
Amazing book and fantastic writing by Smith. Her novels is well written and truly lovely and captivating to read. The whole series of books are an amazing undertaking. I enjoyed and recommend this book to people who appreciate good writing and plot
Well, clearly this worked for some people. I'm amazed.

I thought it was bad, bad, bad - a thin, preeny, facile, substanceless book. Perhaps Canongate should seriously consider asking people less famous to write for this Myth series: some of them have been good (Winterson's is clever and stylish), but it's clearly tempting for a celebrity author just to doodle something over the dinner table. And the gender-switching Iphis-Ianthe story is so promising! A witty writer could have done so much with witty Ovid. This is as flat and predictable as shop-bottled water, and will last about as well.

The Ovid story is in "Metamorphoses", available in a very lively translation by Charles Martin. So much more fun than this ...
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