Kentauros by Gregory Feeley

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"Kentauros," by Gregory Feeley, is a bravura piece of work-part essay, part novella, and part poetry, ranging from the mythological past to the beer commercials of today, it is a cerebral, funny, and moving investigation of the story of the origin of centaurs and why it has fallen into obscurity. "Kentauros is remarkable," writes John Crowley; "a hybrid like the centaur, witty, antique in its elegance: essay and fiction combined into something strange and marvelous. The speculations of someone like Roberto Calasso, or Calasso's own less rambling forebear Robert Graves, joined to fiction in two different intersecting modes, a Jane Austen-like take on the Byronic, and a modern take on the mythic." Feeley is the author of several novellas, most recently "Arabian Wine."

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Published January 1, 2010 by New Haven Review Books. 98 pages
Genres: . Fiction

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With this beguiling new work, Feeley (Arabian Wine) examines Pindar's words closely for clues about Kentauros, neither mortal nor god, "conceived on Olympus but exiled to a companionless life on earth."

Jan 31 2011 | Read Full Review of Kentauros

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But these lights are all aimed in a single direction [...] Pictured above, with seasonal vegetables, is the first shipment of preorders for our new line of books.

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