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    DescriptionCondemned to shoulder the world, for ever, by the gods he dared defy, freedom seems unattainable to Atlas. But then, he receives an unexpected visit from Heracles, the one man strong enough to share the burden - and it seems they can strike a bargain that might release him...Jeanette Winterson asks difficult questions about the nature of choice and coercion in her dazzling retelling of the myth of Atlas and Heracles. Visionary and inventive, believable and intimate, "Weight" turns the familiar on its head to show us ourselves in a new light.


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    Title
    Weight
    Subtitle
    The Myth of Atlas and Heracles
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jeanette Winterson
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 176
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 194 mm
    Thickness: 16 mm
    Weight: 141 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781841957753
    ISBN 10: 1841957755
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.3
    DC22: 823.914
    BIC subject category V2: FQ
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11000
    BISAC V2.8: FIC010000
    Edition statement
    Main
    Publisher
    Canongate Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Canongate Books Ltd
    Publication date
    06 July 2006
    Publication City/Country
    Edinburgh
    Author Information
    Jeanette Winterson's first novel, Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit, won the Whitbread prize for Best First Novel. Since then she has published several other novels, including Written on the Body, The Passion, The World and Other Places and most recently a children's picture book, The King of Capri. She has adapted her work for TV, film and stage. Her books are published in 36 countries. She lives in Oxfordshire and London.
    Review quote
    "Inspired by a Titan, she begins appropriately on a titanic scale, writing about the heavens and the earth, and astronomy and geology, and bringing her musings home to the human scale." Sunday Times "[Winterson] produces some exquisitely filmic prose that is almost mythopoetic." Independent "An original and challenging approach... profound and provocative." Daily Mail "A touching meditation on the difficult journey to self-knowledge, and also extremely funny, communicating verve and wit." Guardian"