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Le Guin, Ursula K.: Lavinia

Writer: Ursula K. Le Guin
Genre: Fiction
Pages: 280

I just finished reading Ursula K. Le Guin's latest release, Lavinia. The book's got a touch of poetry to it, which is appropriate, because this is Le Guin's translation (in prose) of the end of Virgil's The Aeneid, but told through the eyes of Aenea's future wife, Lavinia. And it goes where Virgil was not able to follow, to the roots of Rome.

It's a good read, if a little slow, but enjoyable. Those fond of feminist re-tellings of history and myth (as found in Marion Zimmer Bradley's works) should enjoy this especially.

The full review, with some spoilers, may be found in my LJ. As always, comments and discussion are most welcome.

REVIEW: Ursula K. Le Guin's LAVINIA

Happy Reading! :)

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