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    read & download Bright Air Black TXT Bright Air Black Reading read µ eBook or Kindle ePUB É David Vann 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 compan

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    TXT Bright Air Black Reading 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

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    TXT Bright Air Black Reading Born to destroy kings born to reshape the world born to horrify and break and remake born to endure and never to be erased H

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    read µ eBook or Kindle ePUB É David Vann TXT Bright Air Black Reading 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 Sh

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    read & download Bright Air Black David Vann É 3 read TXT Bright Air Black Reading 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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    read µ eBook or Kindle ePUB É David Vann TXT Bright Air Black Reading 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

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    TXT Bright Air Black Reading 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 m

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    David Vann É 3 read read µ eBook or Kindle ePUB É David Vann TXT Bright Air Black Reading 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 was only

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    read µ eBook or Kindle ePUB É David Vann David Vann É 3 read TXT Bright Air Black Reading 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

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    TXT Bright Air Black Reading 'Bright Air Black' by David Vann2 stars 4 out of 10Some months ago I read Christa Wolf's excellent version of 'M

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Bright Air Black review Ô 103 S humanity her Bronze Age roots and position in Greek society her love affair with Jason and her tragic demiseAtmospheric 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 told. 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 while looking into his eyes loving him is moving and also very disturbing Chapters later she scrapes her brother s remains from where they have congealed on the deck and Vann s meticulous care in describing this scene would be remarkable all on its own but these scenes and their remarkableness just keep coming one following another I don t think the style is similar but in its revivification of an ancient and familiar story it reminds me of The Gospel According to Jesus Christ by Saramago

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Bright Air Black review Ô 103 In Bright Air Black 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 MedeaIn brilliant poetic prose Bright Air Black brings us aboard the ship Argo for its epic return journey across the. 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 as much in love with Jason as desperately seeking her own dominion to rule her own decisions and choices to make her own power to exercise as she sees fit who teeters in darkness and madness when the threats of enslavement or subordination arise Book I is dedicated to the escape of the Minyae Argonauts and the pursuit by Medea s father Aeetes as she ruminates on what she has done murder her brother and put pieces of him calculatingly into the sea to halt her fathers pursuit and what she would and will do for Jason and for her own freedom and ascension and their arrival at Jason s home of Iolcos Book II brings us to her most powerful and desperate time her trickery to ensure the death of Pelias so Jason can reclaim his rightful throne his failure to act and their removal to Corinth Jason s withdrawal of love and protection for her and their children and the entrance of Glauce usurper of Jason s heart and need for conuest Her revenge upon Jason is not without horrible pain and loss for Medea as well and her split second decision to murder her sons is no less agonizing than in Euripides tragedy This is a novel concerned with agency freedom loyalty power and immortality what it means to be remembered in your own time and all times and why and how that occurs Though it s not perfect I found this to be a singular powerful haunting and gorgeous read and gave it 5 stars Jason would erase Medea Use her to claim a victory to claim dominion over barbarian lands use her to bear children his heirs of royal lineage on both sides then cast her away to be forgotten She knows he would do this and this is what she must make impossible She clings to him now suspended over the deck lost in pleasure but she won t forget This is another retelling of an ancient tale and the second I ve read this month after Colm Toibin s House of Names What makes Bright Air Black stand out is who is telling it and how it s being told Everything is from a third person perspective centered on Medea and it s all told in present tense Many individual lines are these short bursts with uneven rhythm and tempo a bit strange at first until you realize you re pulled into the web of Medea s thoughts instincts emotions And she is both base and wise human but something so her stream of consciousness and torrent of feelings are mirrored in Vann s prose This is a read to submit to and submerge beneath best to read in one sitting to get your bearings and then dive in And it s not overly long but it is oppressively dark and sinister and sad which can make it difficult to turn the page and move inexorably to the ending we all know is coming even Medea to an extent though she does what she can to avert it empower herself and occasionally believe in her love for Jason though she believes in her own strength and will The writing is clipped but charged little lightning bolts of description and dialogue And there are small breaks between scenes but no real chapters other than the Book I and II split We are borne upon Medea s mind and action as she is borne upon the Argo and just as her days and nights seem endless so too does the writing stretch and flow It makes for a very uniue reading experience that once I was into I could not interrupt though I can see how the style may not work for everyone She would be a wrath much larger She would decimate all And she wonders why this is Rage but others feel rage The difference in her is that nothing will hold her back She will do what is monstrous because monstrous is only the absence of a lie the great lie if what we are to each other wife and husband daughter and father sister and brother subject and king In the absence of that lie a great freedom any action possible It s interesting that when I first heard the tale of Jason and the Argonauts or Jason and the Golden Fleece Medea is a secondary character a helper to Jason and desperately in love with him only to go mad when he puts her aside and enact terrible wrongs upon him But for Euripides and now for Vann Medea is central important in her own right owed for being the true deliverer of the Argonauts safely home from their uest yet despised and feared and not celebrated by any of them including Jason And in Bright Air Black we see some of it is of her own doing playing up her devotion to Hekate spitting blood at the men belittling and swearing at most of them during the journey This comes out of her need for freedom and desire for domination but also fear of slavery of servitude of being made less than what she is and turned simply into a woman to be dismissed and downtrodden and disposed of at the whim of a man be it her father brother Pelias Creon or Jason She sees them value and worship gods for these unbelievable actions so she takes them in hand and is her own god to imbue fear and deference in them She s complex and always has been a primal force of nature a maelstrom of emotion but also has in her the same basic ualities we all have in ourselves There s also a proto feminist message here as Medea refuses to be enslaved by her societal or natural instincts to suborn herself to the will of men She s tested by those impulses as they flee her father and she is tempted to bring her brother back to life and rebuild their family and again as Jason is ready to put her aside and she uestions if she should submit go easy for the sake of her children be spurned and cast out She will not be mastered If it is natural to be a slave she will be unnatural Medea s darkness is of human origin and she is partially pushed into malice and cruelty by those forces that would see her bound and restrained And as Vann has us seeing the world of the Greeks through her perspective we are able to empathize with her emotions if not always her actions If enough people repeat the stories for long enough Jason will become something that cannot die but he also will have been erased because the actions are too large and impersonal The stories will reveal nothing about the real man that lived Medea would have something personal something remembered and caught and frozen that can only be her some moment none can fully understand or forget Vann s words about Medea s views about herself and her husband are ultimately proved accurate in the modern age Jason is remembered as a sort of hero lesser than those that followed but without real connection to his character and in myth he dies alone and unloved and forsaken crushed under the dilapidated Argo And Vann gives us a Jason who is young willful capricious knowing less about power than his wife and never truly desiring to rule Meanwhile Medea lives on in myth and modern scholarship and now in David Vann s meditative novel Bright Air Black feared and abhorred and remembered for her actions against her own children and her dark power but also understood contemplated allotted complexity of character and motive She is feared for her powers but also underestimated many times over for being a woman which proves that those men who become her enemies are taken unawares by their adversary even and especially Jason Vann s retelling is worthy of the source material in substance and especially in style I d give this 45 stars overall rounding up to 5 It s not a perfect read I felt the ending was a bit too abrupt with little delving into a Medea s psyche after committing fillicide and I would have preferred less time spent on the Argo to get from Medea in Iolcos or Corinth or even Athens that phase of her life does not appear But overall I thought this was well done extremely uniue a most worthy retelling and a beautiful piece of art I highly recommended for enthusiasts of Greek mythology with an understanding that you are getting a contemporary spin on an old tale done in an epic lyrical style and that the overall feeling is black as night and may take you to your own dark places while reading it received as an ARC via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review thanks to Grove Atlantic

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Bright Air Black review Ô 103 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 with dramatic urgency Medea’. 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 Shakespeare s weird sisters have NOTHING on her Eye of newt Please Medea puts balls of king into her cauldron Medea stands naked in a hot steaming room tending to her gory soup thinking of the time she chopped up her brother and then lay next to his rotting parts on the ship as her father followed in furious close pursuit All the while she has her eye on the prize to be subject to no one especially a manWhile Circe is baroue in its readable elegant prose Vann s novel is poetically charged Many a sentence would alert the grammar police but it doesn t much matter Somehow this distinctive lyrical voice suits the grim premise I believe this story was told with a lot of love that is Vann does his utmost to humanise Euripedes Medea in an effort to sculpt her into a woman of three dimensions There is to her than a heartless power hungry monster She s a woman who rages against the patriarchal machine against a history that erases females after they serve their biological function However Vann can t help but also show in eually vivid dimensions how little compunction she has to strike with violence in order to get what she wants While it is thrilling to watch Medea s wild witchy ways this ruthlessness doesn t make her much different from the male power figures she resents so much Besides power the next most important thing to Medea is Jason Jason is the weakest part of this story for me It doesn t uite compute that such a single minded independent woman would need a man so desperately Especially when Jason is so bland a character as he is depicted here so blank a face Vann crafts such a loving portrait of Medea that he neglects her husband and as a result I want him swatted away like the fly he is I never understood why this strong and complex woman would sacrifice everything for such a manMaybe though that is what feeds her black rage Her desire to dominate being drowned in her own dominating love Perhaps it is not the result that is so important as the struggle the screamThis is a particularly savage book It s written in blood reeks with the stench of death echoes with the wails of the damned She will not be mastered If it is natural to be a slave she will be unnatural

  • Hardcover
  • 272
  • Bright Air Black
  • David Vann
  • English
  • 24 August 2020
  • 9780434023349