PDF KINDLE Bright Air Black ï David Vann


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  • Bright Air Black
  • David Vann
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  • 09 May 2020
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    PDF KINDLE Bright Air Black ï David Vann Bright Air Black reuires a life preserve jacket while reading A Lightweight polyethylene foam coated vest with a polyester shell will give yo

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    REVIEW ´ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Ö David Vann PDF KINDLE Bright Air Black ï David Vann David Vann Ö 9 READ Thanks to Netgalley for this ARCI knew I was going to get a retelling of Medea from her point of view during the uest of The Golden Fleece and after with Jason but I wasn't uite prepared for just how beautiful the lines of the text were I mean getting it all from the PoV of Medea was a pretty awesome treat all by itself and found myself fully in her camp despite all the awful things she does but what really caught my attention

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    PDF KINDLE Bright Air Black ï David Vann REVIEW ´ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Ö David Vann Born to destroy kings born to reshape the world born to horrify and break and remake born to endure and never to be erased Hekate Medea than god and than woman alive now in the time of origin Bright Air Black is a lyrical ode to the rage and power and will of one woman Medea Spirited from the pages of Greek mythology and Euripides' Medea David Vann's Medea is a fierce mostly fearless princess and priestess a

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    READ Bright Air Black David Vann Ö 9 READ REVIEW ´ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Ö David Vann Earlier this year I read the hugely popular Circe named for a demi goddess who becomes a witch A witch who sometimes turns men into pigs Once in a fit of jealousy she turned a nymph into a hideous multi headed swamp beast Reading this reminded me that Greek mythology isn't prettyWell Bright Air Black makes Circe look like a child's bedtime story Medea niece of Circe priestess of Hekate is the witch to rule all witches S

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    David Vann Ö 9 READ PDF KINDLE Bright Air Black ï David Vann If I was to rate this book purely based on its language it would be a five star book hands down David Vann really knows how to write the most amazing sentences Some paragraphs were just breathtakingly beautiful in a truly uniue way He mixes

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    PDF KINDLE Bright Air Black ï David Vann 45 StarsVann’s telling of his story of Jason and Medea begins aboard the Argo with Medea’s father in pursuit She has ripped out all their

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    David Vann Ö 9 READ REVIEW ´ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Ö David Vann PDF KINDLE Bright Air Black ï David Vann Bright Air Black reuires and rewards rapt attention Like every other Vann novel the writing is a uniue mix of poetry and viscera There is really no one else who writes like this There is no one else who could have so deeply imagined Medea murdering her brother on the deck of Jason's ship as she flees with Jason from her father's wrath The moment where she cuts her brother's throat which she does without hesitation but wh

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    PDF KINDLE Bright Air Black ï David Vann REVIEW ´ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Ö David Vann This is a thing of beauty True and utter beautyDavid Vann retells the story of fabled Medea Anyone not knowing the myth should read it first or at least google it before reading this book and my review because there will be spoilersMedea is the most famous daughter of Colchis supposedly some kind of witch who killed her own brother and chopped his body to pieces to help Jason getting away with the golden fleece which he

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    REVIEW ´ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Ö David Vann David Vann Ö 9 READ READ Bright Air Black Bright Air Black is lyrical retelling of the story of Jason and Medea drawing on elements from the Argonautica and Euripides' Medea to craft a tale that's at once uniue and familiar Book I of David Vann's novel begins in medias res Medea has just killed her brother and is helping the Argonauts flee from her father Aeetes which she reflects on as they sail from her home in Colchis to Jason's home in Iolcus having obtain

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    REVIEW ´ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Ö David Vann David Vann Ö 9 READ PDF KINDLE Bright Air Black ï David Vann 'Bright Air Black' by David Vann2 stars 4 out of 10Some months ago I read Christa Wolf's excellent version of 'Medea' so I was interested in reading David Vann's re working of the Medea mythIn this book Vann is retelling the story of Medea and Jason of Jason and the Argonauts very much from the point of view of Medea; but told in the third person and the present tense We are privy to her thoughts and her memoriesVann's writing is

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Bright Air Black

READ Bright Air Black ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Following the success of Auarium which was a New York Times Editor’s Choice and garnered numerous rave reviews David Vann transports us to 13th century BC to give a nuanced and electric portrait of the life of one of ancient mythology’s most fascinating and notorious women Medea In brilliant poetic prose Bright Air Black brings. Bright Air Black reuires a life preserve jacket while reading A Lightweight polyethylene foam coated vest with a polyester shell will give you the protection needed to hit the waters with Medea daughter of Aeetes granddaughter of Helios and priestess of Hekate You ll take a mini hahamini my ass nature boat ride with a few other characters as well Jason and his Argonauts Argo and The Golden Fleece and the Greek Gods will keep you company Do not plan on breathing there are no get out of Jail free pass cardsbut you get one pass go to stand up and stretch card before beginning Book Two David Vann wrote one hell of an amazing LONG WINDED Dark violent modern Greek Mythology tale that is BLACK than BLACK The writing is so hypnotic awesomely mesmerizing and shockingly brilliantHow is it possible to write this interesting and creative Sure it s not easy to read or breath as I already told youbut the EXPERIENCE is worth itA little dark Sample excerpt Medea takes a piece of her brother a thigh heavy and tough muscled and licks blood from it dark and thick She spits licks and spits again and again three times to atone Mouth filled with the taste of her family s blood and she throws this piece of Helios into the waves She has ripped out all their hearts she knows Her father s crew crippled to see him made smaller She will humble him until there s nothing left until his men don t know why they re rowing They will collect the pieces of the son and wonder that demigods call fall so easily As the ship keeps drifting in the wind every stretch of water is black and unfamiliar Medea misses her brother misses him whole and alive and she is with strangers She worries that since Jason her lover feels nothing for her brotherwhat can he possibly feel for her Her father s ship is receding fading deeper into the night Medea wishes she could make her family whole again help her father put her brother back together again breathe life into him but if she were to help she would feel chained She will not be a slave She will feel this need to help her father and she will not help him She will grieve her brother and kneel his remains and throw the next piece overboard when the time comes She will not be mastered If it is natural to be a slave she will be unnaturalMedea doesn t believe in God s she believes in poweryou have to be descended from God this is the same thing Slaying her brother destroying her father These are acts of God acts that inspire fear and form myth God s do what cannot be done And a women can become a god easily because she is not allowed anything Medea has a strange relationship with Jason Pretty much the way she thinks of him is that he has no vision no plans except to fuck and try not to be killed She wants to sail with Jason to Iolcus Jason s hometown but she doesn t want him or anyone to control her A feminist after my own heart Jason is to bring the Golden Fleece the dark sheepskin back home from the land of Colchisan almost impossible mission His father Pelias secretly wishes he will be slain as he worried Jason wanted revenge against him Medea s fate is locked to Jason s She betrayed her father and butchered her brother for that fleece And Jason is political but too young and too pleased with himself and his fleece He is too hungry to be praised and loved GREAT STORYTELLING PHENOMENAL PROSEby a ridiculously gifted authorHighly recommended for a wild experienceYou re only bound by the elements water fire air earth and blood where it isDeep Darkerwith melting hues and shadows everywhere Men are not buried in the ground but in the air strung from trees in unmanned ox hides Enjoy the chilly twisty ride I didThank You Grove Atlantic NetGalley and David Vann you rock

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READ Bright Air Black ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Us aboard the ship Argo for its epic return journey across the Black Sea from Persia’s Colchis where Medea flees her home and father with Jason the Argonauts and the Golden Fleece Vann’s reimagining of this ancient tale offers a thrilling realist alternative to the long held notions of Medea as monster or sorceress We witness. 45 StarsVann s telling of his story of Jason and Medea begins aboard the Argo with Medea s father in pursuit She has ripped out all their hearts she knows Her father s crew crippled to see him made smaller She will humble him until there s nothing left until his men don t know why they re rowing They will collect the pieces of the son and wonder that demigods can fall so easilyVann s Medea is fiery a uick tempered passionate feisty descendant of gods and royalty A sorceress She falls in love with Jason leaves her home to travel with him on the Argo to his home Iolcos where they will marry and then rule it is Jason s birthright The prose is spellbinding Vann has such a way with weaving his spell around horrifying scenes with some of the most gorgeous crafted imagery Violent dark and disturbing Medea is as Jason says to her rage personified and when her rage is unleashed well hell hath no fury like a sorceress scorned Be prepared to read this when you aren t pressed for time With very few breaks built in it s a bit difficult to find a place to stop but don t let that stop you from reading this because the truth is you won t want to stopPub Date 7 Mar 2017Many thanks for the ARC provided by Grove Atlantic Grove Press Black Cat

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READ Bright Air Black ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub With dramatic urgency Medea’s humanity her Bronze Age roots and position in Greek society her love affair with Jason and her tragic demise Atmospheric and spellbinding Bright Air Black is an indispensable fresh and provocative take on one of our earliest texts and the most intimate and corporal version of Medea’s story ever tol. Bright Air Black is lyrical retelling of the story of Jason and Medea drawing on elements from the Argonautica and Euripides Medea to craft a tale that s at once uniue and familiar Book I of David Vann s novel begins in medias res Medea has just killed her brother and is helping the Argonauts flee from her father Aeetes which she reflects on as they sail from her home in Colchis to Jason s home in Iolcus having obtained the Golden Fleece Book II follows Medea as she assists in Jason s ascent to power before the novel finally culminates in the story s famously tragic and violent conclusionVann s Medea is instantly recognizable as the notorious vengeful priestess that we know from the classics rage personified But rather than resting on this archetype Vann goes further Here Medea s rage isn t only portrayed but thoroughly examined Bright Air Black is analysis than portrait as Vann deconstructs Medea rationalizing her humanizing herBeing a feminist and being a fan of classical literature are two facets of my life which are at odds often than not So when I read modern retellings I m really looking for female characters to be afforded the same depth and uality of narrative voice as their male counterparts have been through the ages In this regard Bright Air Black is a resounding success Violent vindictive impenitent Medea seems villain than hero And yet Driven by a singular desire for agency Medea is rendered sympathetic by Vann almost hauntingly soReading Vann s prose is a bit like being suffocated or being submerged under water Meditative and contemplative but also characterized by a pervasive darkness this is a story that s both grotesue and spellbinding The fragmented sentences take some getting used to and this style undoubtedly won t appeal to everyone Admittedly I tend to be wary of novels which deal in experimental prose because often than not there s just no reason aside from showcasing the author s skill I didn t find that was the case here I was uickly entranced by the rhythmic cadence of Medea s thoughts which break like waves crashing relentlessly through this narrative This is a rare example of poetic prose where form and content complement one another masterfully Medea s character is inextricably tied to this terse and fragmentary style of writing Very few authors could pull this off but Vann does so with aplomb Usually a 5 star rating from me means everyone read this book immediately However I do get the feeling that this may be a little too niche to recommend to the world at large I d highly recommend reading Euripides Medea or at least reading up on the myth before starting this It s not that the story isn t sufficiently self contained in these pages but as an interpretation which is character driven than plot driven it s probably not an ideal starting pointI do want to stress that Bright Air Black is far from perfect The pacing is uneven far too much time is spent on the voyage from Colchis the ending is abrupt But these imperfections seem almost appropriate in a way because this is a tour de force electrically charged work whose strength lies in its unapologetically tense and frantic approach This is ultimately a bold and fearless examination of agency power and one woman s rage Medea destroyer of kingsI received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review Thank you Netgalley Grove Atlantic and David Vann