Perseus and his shadow trick
- Hey there,
Grappling with the Gravity's Monster, but meanwhile having a nice time with
Chimera. As the title of this message indicates, I want to ask about the
shadow trick that Perseus (apparently) played on Cetus while setting
Andromeda free. Barth refers to it on p. 80 (Random House), but this time
the much famed (and deservedly) "self-explanatory context" doesn't work for
me. The Greek myths I have are really crappy, and all that Perseus does is
"defeat" Cetus (nameless, actually, some "sea beast"). The book doesn't even
mention Sabazius, Ammon or Calyxa, for that matter. Until I get hold of some
better reference books, any ideas?
Otherwise, JB virtually gold-showered me last week. A friend bought
"Tidewater Tales" and "LETTERS" for me in England, so I'm getting them
pretty soon, and I also managed to obtain "The Friday Book". Wondering if
maybe we could do a group-read of LETTERS after the Pynchoniacs finish GR.
How about it? That won't be for another 4 months, approximately, so there's
plenty of time to think it over.
Have a nice week / Kris