Galatea

Galatea In Ancient Greece a skilled marble sculptor has been blessed by a goddess who has given his masterpiece the most beautiful woman the town has ever seen the gift of life Now his wife Galatea is expec

  • Title: Galatea
  • Author: Madeline Miller
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 249
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • In Ancient Greece, a skilled marble sculptor has been blessed by a goddess who has given his masterpiece the most beautiful woman the town has ever seen the gift of life Now his wife, Galatea is expected to be obedience and humility personified, but it is not long before she learns to use her beauty as a form of manipulation In a desperate bid by her obsessive husbanIn Ancient Greece, a skilled marble sculptor has been blessed by a goddess who has given his masterpiece the most beautiful woman the town has ever seen the gift of life Now his wife, Galatea is expected to be obedience and humility personified, but it is not long before she learns to use her beauty as a form of manipulation In a desperate bid by her obsessive husband to keep her under control, she is locked away under the constant supervision of doctors and nurses But with a daughter to rescue, she is determined to break free, whatever the cost

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    1. This incredibly short little story tells the Pygmalion myth from the POV of the statue, Galatea. What happens when the sculptor realises that by making his fantasy flesh, he has made her human? She is independent. She has thoughts, feelings and idea of her own. What happens when he realises she has her own will? And what will he do when he realises that their child is equally independent? And what will Galatea do to save herself and her daughter?Another wonderful retelling of classic Greek myth [...]

    2. Galatea - the stone woman I think what is fixed in stone is not Galatea but the belief that a human being has a say over what other human beings are, over what they do and how they should look. THAT belief is what we and me particular as a woman, bang my head against all the time. The belief that tries to shape my life, either by trying to make me malleable to fit in the shape created for me by others or by the opposite reaction it creates in me of anger at such presumption.Beautifully and cleve [...]

    3. Beautifully written, and Madeline Miller's twists are always such a pleasure to read. Galatea's myth is also one of my favourites so this was great!

    4. This is a depressing short story to read on a gloomy Friday morning.A retelling of the Pygmalion mythology from Galatea’s point of view, the story shows us a glimpse of the lives of Pygmalion and Galatea eleven years after she was brought to life by the goddess Aphrodite out of sympathy—or interest—for Pygmalion and his singular love. Soon after Galatea “awakened” and became flesh and blood, she and Pygmalion married, had a daughter, and for a time enjoyed their passionate role-play of [...]

    5. Creepy. (I loved it) And yes it was hella short and I always want more from Miller but you know what I got it. Anything else would be padding.

    6. Madeline Miller has a way to make her words feel soft and harsh at the very same time. If anything, the downside of this was that it was too short — I wanted to see more of Galatea and her thoughts, her life, not just her ending.Nevertheless, this was amazing. I honestly can't wait for Miller's next book.

    7. Pygmalion is such a controlling, abusive shit so Galatea needs to save her daughter from him. I like how Miller plays with reality in this book, because after reading it I can't decide whether Galatea was brought to life by a goddess or destroyed mentally by her husband.

    8. I wish that this book was longer, it just felt that it started midway.Not for the weak hearted.

    9. 4.75/5I'm so into Greek and Rome mythology recently, cause my Foreign Literature class teacher is amazing. She know's how to do her job so well she reignited the love for myths inside of me.So obviously when I saw another myth retelling, lets call it that, I immediately wanted to pick it up.I loved this interpretation of a myth about Pygmalion and Galatea, the statue Aphrodite brought to life for him. Especially enjoyed the darkness and hopelessness of it, Galatea's mind. It's interesting when t [...]

    10. 4.5 out of 5 starsI'm seriously in awe of Madeline Miller's writing. It's incredibly lush and beautiful, and it flows so well. I'd never heard the myth of Galatea before, so this was a really interesting read.

    11. 3 Stars. As always Madeline Miller's writing is beautiful in its honesty. This was short and poignant and although I felt the twenty pages was enough, I still find myself contemplating how much it showed through those limited words. I went into this not knowing what the story was and I think I appreciate it much more because of that. Really Lovely. And sad.

    12. Ever since I've read "The Song of Achilles", I knew I had to read this short story. And it was so good! This is a beautiful story about abuse, survival and a sense of self. It's a story about mythology and about breaking free. It takes you 5 minutes to read it, but it's so worth it!

    13. The first time I heard of the Galatea myth was while reading Kate Quinn’s book Daughters of Rome, when Cornelia compares herself with a slow-walking Galatea trying to make sense of her surroundings after the death of her husband. I was intrigued with the myth after that, and got very excited when I learned of Madeline Miller’s short story.Miller has a knack for exploring the controversial relationships of Greek Myhtology. In Song of Achilles, she regaled us with the tale of Achilles and Patr [...]

    14. Ever since I read The Song of Achilles, I feel in love with Miller's writing style. Needless to say, I was genuinely curious to dive more into the author's storytelling. Luckily, Galatea didn't disappoint: it focuses, once again, on Greek mythology and, one again, Miller demonstrates she possesses the ability to create a whole new perspective based on classical mythological tales. Highly recommended.

    15. Another amazing retelling brought to life by Madeline Miller. Galatea is a statue, but she's also alive. We follow her story several years after she was made flesh, when her creator has become an abusive husband. She tried to escape but didn't make it far. Now, she's constantly drugged and raped to please a jealous man and an insecure husband. But more importantly, Galatea has a daughter - and she will do anything to protect her.So Madeline Miller did it again, she broke my little heart in only [...]

    16. Galatea > Pygmalion. Really confused why this has a rating under 4 stars. Hands down one of the most well written short stories to ever exist.

    17. Galatea is a beautifully written short, retelling the Greek story of Pygmalion of Cyprus and the statue he brings to life, and subsequently marries. I’ve never read the original story, nor had I heard of it, to be honest, until I read this. Miller’s writing is gorgeous and really brings this story and these characters to life in such a short amount of pages. I’ve been looking forward to reading The Song of Achilles for a while and I thought I’d try this as a taster of Miller’s style; I [...]

    18. Galatea by Madeline MillerThis is actually a short story but it’s available as a digital “book,” so I’m including a review.Like Miller’s The Song of Achilles, this story retells an ancient story. Here, she takes on the Pygmalion myth and tells it from the statue’s point of view. What a fascinating study. The statue, brought to life by her maker’s prayers, has feelings and needs of her own. The sculptor doesn’t honor anything but his own desires, and they are lustful to the point [...]

    19. The story begins in media res; Galatea in her hospital bed contemplates how she should, today, handle the doctor who has been treating her – while we wonder what has brought her there. Though only about 15 pages long, Galatea covers a lot of ground, and as the story progresses we come to have some idea of how she came to be hospitalized, what her relationship is like with her husband (and creator), her thoughts about the future, and just how far she will go to secure it.Miller deeply outlines [...]

    20. This is really, really short. I know that's the idea of Kindle Singles, but I think this just guaranteed I won't buy another of those. Twenty pages for £1.50? Are you serious?It's not a bad little story, though it brings parallels to Angela Carter and so on to mind. It's nothing particularly groundbreaking, in that regard: it gives a woman from mythology a voice and a will of her own. Madeline Miller's writing is nice enough, though it didn't stand out, here.

    21. Everything Madeline Miller writes is gold. This short story is a sweet, but also bitter re-telling of the myth of Galatea and Pygmalion. I love Greek myths and I also love the various re-tellings, but this is one of my favorites.

    22. Madeline Miller is a genius, I just love her writing so much.New favourite author alert.

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