SUMMARY Ê Galatea By Madeline Miller



10 thoughts on “Galatea By Madeline Miller

  1. says:

    Haunting and brutal Madeline Miller owns my mythology loving ass


  2. says:

    Love this writer got to know her in last years with her books most well known Circe but also The Song of Achilles love her take on 'classicalmythical' stories This story is wonderful and intriguing as well for my taste this story could have been a full fletch book the storyline is very suitable So much too short but then again I love short stories too Same dark and brooding character as her other books Loved it Too short Hoping for a new book by this writer soon Recommended More thoughts later as usual


  3. says:

    For a short story “Galatea” packs a wallop I love Greek myths but they leave out much of the mortal emotions and this book made Galatea’s story come alive Her character is complex independent smart and even funny I thoroughly enjoyed Madeline Miller's fleshing out of the relationship between Pygmalion and Galatea Sure she may seem better off being human but she didn't ask for it and she isn’t as happy as he thought she would be Miller explored the cracks in Pygmalion’s personality and incorporated it into this retelling making it believable than the “happily ever after” promised in the original This a sad story but incredibly captivating and compelling


  4. says:

    Pygmalion and Galatea by Laurent Pêcheux 1784 Galatea is a short stand alone story and normally I wouldn't have bothered with it However This is a story by Madeline Miller we're talking about here author of the brilliant novels Circe and The Song of Achilles I will read anything and everything she writes This might just be a short story but it too is brilliant Galatea is a woman whose husband is a sculptor and who is sculpted by him into the perfect woman Afterwards a goddess brings her to life Galatea's husband keeps her captive wanting to keep her as she is to preserve this woman he sees as a possession this woman who embodies his idea of the perfect woman He seeks to control her in every way body and mind However Galatea does not truly belong to him and cannot fully be contained and controlled The story is an examination of society's idea of a perfect woman and the objectification of women It might be brief but it is powerful Madeline Miller has such a gift with words with creating real characters you immediately care about and identify with 5 stars though I wish I could give it It is a beautiful story that feels like a song


  5. says:

    Haven't you ever touched a statue?A short troubling story of a woman sculpted of stone who is treated with disdain cruelty by her creator Why cannot I find a maiden such as this for my wife? Why must such perfection by marble not flesh?The moral of the tale even if you think a woman has a heart of stone don't assume this to be the case She could surprise you And don't think she won't have her revenge Shout out to Asa Seeing this on Asa's to read list caught my eye or I'd never have heard of this gemhttpswwwgoodreadscomreviewshow


  6. says:

    Beautiful horrifying powerful A story of such beauty and economy it left me breathless and stunned and yes gratified in its conclusion The power of her words to create a fully living woman was like the power of the sculptor to create the fully realized woman Galatea The goddess has gifted the author with the power of words a power Madeline Miller uses to connect our world to the ancient world as if no time had passed at all


  7. says:

    A very short story of Galatea and Pygmalion And in this retelling Paphos is a girlI wish it was longer Anyway the author always is so good in words ♥️♥️♥️


  8. says:

    Came across this one and was surprised to find a short story by Miller I hadn’t known about I found the interpretation of Galatea’s story interesting seeing how the transformation from statue to human might or might not fit into society I didn’t entirely gather what was going on in the beginning with the visits from doctors etc but it didn’t take long for the bizarre situation to feel like a “new normal” I would’ve loved to see this as a full novel but as a snippet of a retelling it proved to be an interesting one Too short to gain any full attachmentstrong opinions but a fun idea to work with nonetheless


  9. says:

    This is definitely a sad retelling of Galatea's mythological tale Carved and sculpted by Pygmalion Galatea — a beautiful ivory statue — is brought to life by the goddess Aphrodite in light of the sculptor's prayer In Miller's version we see how Galatea is given a voice independent to that of her abusive and overbearing husband However Pygmalion as blind as he is only sees her as an object of desire — someone that can be dominated and controlled In order to save her daughter she concocts a plan that would break their chains from the innumerable tormentBeautifully told Miller injects impressive imagery and adapts the ancient tale to uestion the ideology of beauty and the ideal woman that is reminiscent of modern society As we dive deeper it also parallels women's collective experiences in a patriarchal society all with its triumphs and failures the path to overcome all odds and challenge the status uo and finally bring forth light in the midst of unspeakable darkness


  10. says:

    A re telling of the tale of Pygmalion and Galatea While that tale has a happy ending this one does notit gives its own spin to the uote 'hell hath no fury like a woman scorned'


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