Helen in Egypt

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  • Paperback
  • 304 pages
  • Helen in Egypt
  • H.D.
  • English
  • 07 September 2018
  • 0811205444

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Helen in Egypt The fabulous beauty of Helen of Troy is legendary But some say that Helen was never in Troy, that she had been conveyed by Zeus to Egypt, and that Greeks and Trojans alike fought for an illusion A fifty line fragment by the poet Stesichorus of Sicily c 640 555 B.C , what survives of his Pallinode, tells us almost all we know of this other Helen, and from it H D wove her book length poem Yet Helen in Egypt is not a simple retelling of the Egyptian legend but a recreation of the many myths surrounding Helen, Paris, Achilles, Theseus, and other figures of Greek tradition, fused with the mysteries of Egyptian hermeticism. Free Read Helen in Egypt [ Author ] H.D. [ Kindle ePUB or eBook ] – johndore.co.uk

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9 thoughts on “Helen in Egypt

  1. Jonfaith says:

    Why must you recallthe white fire of unnumbered stars,rather than that single taperburning in an onyx jar This is a tale of veils and ramparts, the gaze of the author and perhaps a refracted mirror of personal mental matters drifting awry Helen in Egypt is a palimpsest, a blotted scribbling a flight from Troy to the darkened cults of Osiris I kept heeding Doolittle s advice and pleaded incessantly aloud to learn how not to remember Time adds folds and our persistent treading leaves torn san Why must you recallthe white fire of unnumbered stars,rather than that single taperburning in an onyx jar This is a tale of veils and ramparts, the gaze of the author and perhaps a refracted mirror of personal mental matters drifting awry Helen in Egypt is a palimpsest, a blotted scribbling a flight from Troy to the darkened cults of Osiris I kept heed...

  2. Mir says:

    In deceptively simple phrases, Doolittle builds an evercomplex structure of themes, symbols and stories.Helen is on Leuke, or in Egypt, or perhaps Troy Or is she anywhere at all Perhaps she is dead she died, or seemed to die As an entirety it made the most sense to me if interpreted as a liminal experience at the point of death, or in a transitional state from life to death All the places, times, people compressed into one timeless instance of experience, change, knowledge, unknowing In deceptively simple phrases, Doolittle builds an evercomplex structure of themes, symbols and stories.Helen is on Leuke, or in Egypt, or perhaps Troy Or is she anywhere at all Perhaps she is dead she died, or seemed to die As an entirety it made the most sense to me if interpreted as a liminal experience at the point of death, or in a transitional state from life to death All the places, times, people compressed into one timeless instance of experience, change, knowledge, unknowing So many contradictions and retractions, confl...

  3. Karen O says:

    What a wonderful book I m just in complete awe of the writer s imagination A brilliant project, beautifully executed The language and structure of H.D s poem has all the mysterious beauty of fragmented Greek lyric poetry and the powerful emotion of Greek tragic plays.I just loved reading this, and I savored and reread many sections Reading this also brought to mind another mind boggling work of imagination Roberto Calasso s The Marriage of Cadmus and Harmony, which I read ages ago and now What a wonderful book I m just in complete awe of the writer s imagination A brilliant project, beautifully executed The language and structure of H.D s poem has all the mysterious beauty of fragmented Greek lyric poetry and the powerful emotion of Greek tragic plays.I just loved reading this, and I savored and reread many sections Reading this also brought to mind another mind boggling work of imagination Roberto Calasso s The Marriage of Cadmus and Harmony, which I read ages ago and now want to reread I feel now, having finished Helen in Egypt, as I did when I first read the Calasso book I m in a bit of a trance.Here s just a bit of Helen in Egypt to enjoy Strive not to wake the dead the incomparable hostwith Helen and Achillesare not dead, not lost the isles are fair nor far Paphos, the Cyclades a simple spiral shell may tella taleancient than these mysteries dare the uncharted seas,Achilles waits, and life beyond these pylons ...

  4. Christine says:

    Well, half the times I was like wow, and the other half I was like what So I will most likely have to re read it

  5. Kathline says:

    Hilda Doolittle s interpretive version of Stesichorus poem Pallinode tells a new version of Helen and Achilles superimposed over a fabric of mythologies Each section begins with a meditation in prose, followed by verse written in tercets The writing is dense, erudite and beautifully crafted in terms of language and music The prose serves as a kind of introduction but isof a primer The information in the prose passage and the poem overlaps, interlocks yet this preparatory lead in asks Hilda Doolittle s interpretive version of Stesichorus poem Pallinode tells a new version of Helen and Achilles superimposed over a fabric of mythologies Each section begins with a meditation in prose, followed by verse written in tercets The writing is dense, erudite and beautifully crafted in terms of language and music The prose serves as a kind of introduction but isof a primer The in...

  6. Jim says:

    This is my first encounter with H.D s work This is an imaginative, deep meditation of Helen and her meaning s in Greek mythology Inspired by a passage in the Pallinode of Stesichorus, H.D asks the question, What if Helen never made it to Troy What if the Greeks and Trojans fought over an illusion To fully appreciate this poem, you should have some familiarity with Greek mythology At a minimum, you should know The Iliad Also helpful would be The Odyssey, The Oresteia, Sophocles Three Th This is my first encounter with H.D s work This is an imaginative, deep meditation of Helen and her meaning s in Greek mythology Inspired by a passage in the Pallinode of Stesichorus, H.D asks the question, What if Helen never made it to Troy What if the Greeks and Trojans fought over an illusion To fully appreciate this poem, you should have some familiarity with Greek mythology At a minimum, you should know The Iliad Also helpful would b...

  7. l. says:

    and the anger of Pariswas only a breath to fan the flameof thoughts too deep to remember that break through the elgend,teh fame of Achilles, the beauty of Helen,like firethrough the broken pictureson a marble floor the commentary...

  8. Jessica Maginity says:

    A really lovely read Her cadence reminds me of waves crashing, and the feeling of reading it is like that tranquil state where you re half awake and aren t sure if you are dreaming or awake It s very skillfully constructed.

  9. Jenny says:

    HD s modern interpretation of the story of Helen of Troy reminded me of Ursula Le Guin s version of Lavinia In both, we are introduced to a famous woman who is most often portrayed as an archetype, known for her influence on famous men and historical events, rather than for her own thoughts and achievements.HD explores Helen and the events surrounding the Trojan War in a combination of prose and poetry HD explores the same story from different points of view, changing facts, rearranging the ti HD s modern interpretation of the story of Helen of Troy reminded me of Ursula Le Guin s version of Lavinia In both, we are introduced to a famous woman who is most often portrayed as an archetype, known for her influence on famous men and historical events, rather than for her own thoughts and achievements.HD explores Helen and the events surrounding the Trojan War in a combination of prose and poetry HD explores the same story from different points of view, c...