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Review Ú Counting the Stars 102 Helen Dun ¼ 2 Read Download ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ¼ Helen Dun S and ears of everything that goes on while civilization and violence are euals murder is the easy option and poison the weapon of choiceCatallus' relationship with Clodia is one of the most intense passionate tormented and candid in history In love and in hate their story exposes the beauty and terrors of Roman life in the late Republic. Not that keen on this one Didn t care for the characters and had an unfinished feel to the ending

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Review Ú Counting the Stars 102 Helen Dun ¼ 2 Read Download ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ¼ Helen Dun In the heat of Rome's long summer the poet Catullus and his older married lover Clodia Metelli meet in secret Living at the heart of sophisticated brittle and brutal Roman society at the time of Pompey Crassus and Julius Caesar Catullus is obsessed with Clodia the Lesbia of his most passionate poems He is jealous of her husband of her ma. Fictional take on the historic love affair between the poet Catullus and Clodia scandal followed sister of rabble rousing and eually notorious Clodius Written in a similar style to The Siege in a third party present tense mainly around one narrator here Catullus which lends a sense of immediacy and oppression which here is initially the heat of summer but increasingly the oppression of loveThe book does give a good take on Roman life in this late Republican period the growing decadence of Baiae the increasing menace in Suburbia and general rise in violence from Clodius and his gangs the growing wealth of the old families fuelled by corruption in overseas territories the increasing irrelevance of the Senate and brilliant orators such as Cicero at exactly the time their work is at a peakHere it seems heavily influenced by or at least drawing on similar sources and interpretation of those sources by the brilliant Rubicon The Last Years of the Roman Republic In some of the striking characterisation eg Catullus s simultaneous love and hate fuelled obsession Dun appears to draw heavily on the poetry so it is unclear how original she is being The book s reading is helped by a knowledge of the events and characters of the period and would be enhanced by a knowledge of Latin and even by a familiarity with Catullus s verse Dragon Age: Hard in Hightown married lover Clodia Metelli The Isles A History meet in secret Living at the heart of sophisticated brittle and brutal Roman society at the time of Pompey Crassus and Julius Caesar Catullus is obsessed with Clodia the Lesbia of his KING most passionate poems He is jealous of her husband of her Ty jesteś moje imię ma. Fictional take on the historic love affair between the poet Catullus and Clodia scandal followed sister of rabble rousing and eually notorious Clodius Written in a similar style to The Siege in a third party present tense The Many Lives of Fitzwilliam Darcy mainly around one narrator here Catullus which lends a sense of immediacy and oppression which here is initially the heat of summer but increasingly the oppression of loveThe book does give a good take on Roman life in this late Republican period the growing decadence of Baiae the increasing The Complete Amber Sourcebook menace in Suburbia and general rise in violence from Clodius and his gangs the growing wealth of the old families fuelled by corruption in overseas territories the increasing irrelevance of the Senate and brilliant orators such as Cicero at exactly the time their work is at a peakHere it seems heavily influenced by or at least drawing on similar sources and interpretation of those sources by the brilliant Rubicon The Last Years of the Roman Republic In some of the striking characterisation eg Catullus s simultaneous love and hate fuelled obsession Dun appears to draw heavily on the poetry so it is unclear how original she is being The book s reading is helped by a knowledge of the events and characters of the period and would be enhanced by a knowledge of Latin and even by a familiarity with Catullus s verse

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Review Ú Counting the Stars 102 Helen Dun ¼ 2 Read Download ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ¼ Helen Dun Id even of her pet sparrow And Clodia Catullus is 'her dear poet' but possibly not her only interestTheir Rome is a city of extremes Tenants are packed into ramshackle apartment blocks while palatial villas house the magnificence of the families who control Rome Armed street gangs clash in struggles for political power Slaves are the eye. This is a love story launched with sensuality and seduction with infidelity close at hand You find a little beach and slip off your clothes and walk in to the water Water feels uite different night did you know that But of course you must have a friend with you because it s dangerous to bathe alone And your friend walks into the water too and you reach out your arms and find him This is no passing amorous fancy our young poet Catallus is smitten by Cupid s arrow and Helen Dun s novel captures his obsession as it is written from the inside out and through the eyes of the poet the beguiling sensuous and wilful Clodia Metelli flits into view Admired by all for her beauty and ravishing looks and famed for her singing dancing and poetry Clodia is delightfully couettish and the centre of attention amongst Rome s social elite as the breeze blows her silk dress over her body and mounds it to her breast and thighs As always with such women of outstanding beauty so with the charm and sensual looks comes a tantalising whiff of notoriety all the men in her circle gain greater currency by exaggerating the degree of their friendship or indeed even greater intimacy with the notoriously beautiful Roman celebrity Such is the fate of the infamous Clodia and not without good cause as she runs her many lovers uite a dance and poor Catallus is driven by a fiery and unuenchable desireHelen Dun sets up the story with seductive opening chapters in which we have the whiff of incest betrayal and forbidden love and the promise of much to come We have exotic gardens vibrant with the fragrant scent of lavender and verbena and feasting with tables loaded with sumptuous spreads of lobster and prawns and fine chilled wines And with sleepy villas at siesta time and lascivious glances and lecherous thoughts and teasing temptation and sentences soaked with insinuation Debauchery and scandal are seldom far away Helen Dun is a wonderful writer of historical fiction masterful at evoking the past and has wonderful control over events and gives the story a wonderful sense of drama and immediacy The rooms had been sprinkled with fresh water and swept but they still smell of distant lives that weren t being lived here any And with great imaginative power she recreates the sites sounds and smells of distant Rome with its celebrity poets and devious Machiavellian senators and slave girls attentive to their mistresses needs Here I confess my ignorance I didn t know of the Catullus corpus of 116 poems only one copy of his collection of poems survived the ages apparently hidden under a bushel or used as a bung in a barrel in a Verona monastery nor that classical scholars view him as a small time provincial poet from Verona who lived among the great at Rome but never himself attained greatness although his poems have assumed considerable notoriety for their eroticism and sexual excess teeming as they are with anuses penises and stinking armpitsBorn about 84BC Gaius Valerius Catullus moved to Rome and apparently fell in love with the older Clodia Metelli a scion of the ancient influential Claudii family and already the wife of a prominent senator and mother of a daughter Catallus wrote a corpus of works dedicated to Labia and from this premise Helen Dun recreates a work of historical fiction assuming the poems were describing his love for Clodia Metelli She weaves a tale of illicit and possessive love betrayal and jealousy desire incest and lust Catallus was so completely consumed by his own passion and desire that he never doubted Clodia s constancy but he soon discovers the anguish of obsessive love She has other lovers and so demands discretion Their meetings necessarily secret for the most part on account of Clodia s social position took place in a love nest loaned by a friend and so the story carries a tension that the lovers might be discovered at any moment The first half of the story held me and excited my curiosity but the denouement is less than enthralling But the author clearly found great scope in the poems to pen her portrait of Catallus as his Lesbia poems are suffused with lust and anguish and contain great rage and infamy He was outspoken and shameless in his obscene public attacks on his enemies even revered public figures as in Paedicabo ego vos et irrumabo his colourful reply to two companions Furius and Aurelius who had criticised the indecency of his writings I shall fuck you in the ass and I shall fuck you in the mouth The reanimation of the past contains a great deal of speculation and some scholars will view the work as trivialising a great man and celebrated poet But full marks for trying to bring the past to life and for me the novel succeeds The candour of her characterisation and vivid description of time and place is peerless But the story is seen from only one point of view sadly and so we learn little of Clodia s real feelings Certainly she had no intention of confining herself to Catullus alone but only of numbering him as one of her lovers Her story would be an interesting tale as she is much than a femme fatale That s the trouble with you poets It s all very well being brilliant but you end up miserable


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    [Counting the Stars Books ] Free Read online as PDF ↠ Helen Dun – hellobuy.co.za Download ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ¼ Helen Dun Characters Counting the Stars This book follows the historical characters of the poet Catullus and his lover Clodia during the Rome of Julius Caesar Catullus is involved with his scandalous lover who also happens to be married and he's a tortured artist

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    [Counting the Stars Books ] Free Read online as PDF ↠ Helen Dun – hellobuy.co.za Helen Dun ¼ 2 Read Fictional take on the historic love affair between the poet Catullus and Clodia scandal followed sister of rabble rousing and eually notorious Clodius Written in a similar style to The Siege in a third party present tense mainly aroun

  3. says: Characters Counting the Stars Helen Dun ¼ 2 Read [Counting the Stars Books ] Free Read online as PDF ↠ Helen Dun – hellobuy.co.za

    [Counting the Stars Books ] Free Read online as PDF ↠ Helen Dun – hellobuy.co.za Odi et amo I hate and I love Catullus's ambivalent feelings towards mea puella my girl Clodia poured out in his Lesbia poems

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    [Counting the Stars Books ] Free Read online as PDF ↠ Helen Dun – hellobuy.co.za Very little is known about the life of the Roman poet Catullus but several of his poems have survived A little is

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    Download ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ¼ Helen Dun [Counting the Stars Books ] Free Read online as PDF ↠ Helen Dun – hellobuy.co.za Helen Dun ¼ 2 Read This is a love story launched with sensuality and seduction with infidelity close at hand‘You find a little beach and slip off your clothes and walk in to the water Water feels uite different night did you know that? But of course you must have a friend with you because it’s dangerous to bathe alone And your friend walks into

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    Helen Dun ¼ 2 Read Download ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ¼ Helen Dun [Counting the Stars Books ] Free Read online as PDF ↠ Helen Dun – hellobuy.co.za Not for me ended up skipping uite a lot and didn't feel I'd missed much

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    [Counting the Stars Books ] Free Read online as PDF ↠ Helen Dun – hellobuy.co.za Helen Dun ¼ 2 Read Download ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ¼ Helen Dun Not that keen on this one Didn't care for the characters and had an unfinished feel to the ending

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    [Counting the Stars Books ] Free Read online as PDF ↠ Helen Dun – hellobuy.co.za Characters Counting the Stars At first when I started reading this novel I wondered why Helen Dun didn’t tell the story from Clodia’s point of view Af

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    [Counting the Stars Books ] Free Read online as PDF ↠ Helen Dun – hellobuy.co.za Helen Dun ¼ 2 Read Characters Counting the Stars Catullus was a controversial figure in the final juiciest years of republican Rome part of a group of new young poets who wrote plainly and scurrilously openly slandering influential figures in their verse such as Caeser himself The Lesbia of Catullus's poems is generally considered to be Clodia Metelli daughter of a patrician family and wife to the conservative consul Metellus Celer She was a notorious adulterer believed to ha

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    Helen Dun ¼ 2 Read [Counting the Stars Books ] Free Read online as PDF ↠ Helen Dun – hellobuy.co.za I enjoyed this book fairly well but there were often moments that jolted me out of the story There are weird shifts in tense perspective and time that I think are meant to be artistic but often than not they just end up bein

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  • Hardcover
  • 368
  • Counting the Stars
  • Helen Dun
  • English
  • 10 February 2020
  • 9780670914548