Book reviews cleopatra: a life by stacy schiff: review miranda carter praises cleopatra: a life by stacy schiff, an evocative re-telling of the intriguing life of cleopatra. Book review: cleopatra: a life by stacy schiff january 2, 2012 january 2, 2012 kevin revolinski cleopatra, egypt, egypt history, history, stacy schiff what little most of us. You can read more book reviews or buy cleopatra: a life by stacy schiff at amazoncouk you can read more book reviews or buy cleopatra: a life by stacy review. Book review: cleopatra, a life - download as word doc (doc / docx), pdf file (pdf), text file (txt) or read online. Our reading guide for cleopatra by stacy schiff includes a book club discussion guide, book review, plot summary-synopsis and author bio. Whether a book is fiction or non-fiction, reading should never be a chore, and cleopatra: a life is, simply, a delight it is clear from the outset that this book is intended as a feminist revisioning of the biography of one of the most famous women in the history of the world. 8 of 8 people found this review helpful overall 5 out of 5 stars performance this book is no mere biography of cleopatra's life.
Get the reading group guide for cleopatra: a life by stacy schiff, featured in the november 2010 issue of o, the oprah magazine. The book involved much more than cleopatra, which is understandable since at the beginning of the book it was stated that little is actually known about cleopatra still, i learned quite a bit and found myself googling her for even more views regarding her life. Cleopatra was queen of a large, rich, highly sophisticated country for more than 20 years, yet almost everything we know about her comes from a legend created. Schiff's latest book, cleopatra: a life, is another portrait of a fascinating woman, and once again, an extraordinary achievement in biography her book explores themes of female ambition and power - issues that seem just as.
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Cleopatra a life stacy schiff little, brown: 370 pp, $2999 you think 21st century culture is celebrity-obsessed try mediterranean society at the dawn of. Cleopatra was a murdering, adulterous control freak who also brought some great innovations to the world and is remembered for her ability to be a femme fatale this is a limited view, though, as she was so much more that this book can barely contain the varied spirit of her. Cleopatra: a life [stacy schiff] on author interviews, book reviews, editors picks, and more read it now there are countless books about cleopatra. Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for cleopatra: a life at amazoncom read honest and unbiased product reviews from our users.
A life stacy schiff, who won the pulitzer prize for her biography véra (mrs vladimir nabokov) (1999) has also written acclaimed biographies of saint-exupéry and. Review: cleopatra by stacy schiff by title: cleopatra: a life author: stacy schiff genre reflect our ratings of the book long review: when i think cleopatra. Many of us know of the life of cleopatra through the plays of shakespeare and george bernard shaw and the lush 1963 film starring richard burton and elizabeth taylor. Cleopatra is one of pop culture's most notorious icons and her life, including how she looked, and what she was like, is still a mystery most people in history that.
A pulitzer prize-winning biographer presents a swift, sympathetic life of one of history's most maligned and legendary women. Bookpage - cleopatra a life bookpage reviews tend to be short, giving an overview of the author's history, the plot of the book, and the critic's first impressions in a few paragraphs using informal language, the site gives a quick impression of who will enjoy the book reviews are typically positive. In “cleopatra: a life,” ms schiff strips away the accretions of myth that have built up around the book review - cleopatra - by stacy schiff.
Read schiff's alluring and appealing history of the real cleopatra, and find out why nearly everything we think we know about her is wrong. Jjares reviewed cleopatra: a life on 10/21/2017 + 1216 more book reviews this is a highly readable study of cleopatra by stacy schiff because cleopatra has been reinterpreted so many times through the ages, it is hard to. L uscious and scrupulous is a difficult combination to pull off, but stacy schiff does so in her life of cleopatra in addition, she has a tartness to match the. Historical fiction author faith l justice (selene of alexandria and others) reviews cleopatra: a life by stacy schiff a new and important biography of the. Click to read more about cleopatra: a life by stacy until reading this book i knew little about cleopatra beyond the word on the for the full review.