Psyche

Psyche : Illustrated with Large Print

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Psyche is a remarkable sustained fairy tale. Couperus creates a convincing fantasy world, and despite all the abstractions made real (from kingdoms of the past and future to the spiders and the fantastic creature) and the beautiful symbolism, it is a wonderful, magical realm. Psyche, in particular, is an appealing creation, as is the Chimera, and the two other princesses are also very solid characters. (Some others -- Eros, in particular is an excellent representation) The rich writing works well for this story: it is, undoubtedly, literary, but with this material that seems only appropriate. Psyche is a charming and often even exciting tale. Readers should be aware of what they're getting themselves into, but if they're willing to go on an amazing journey, it can be quite rewarding. Recommended.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 118 pages
  • 215.9 x 279.4 x 6.86mm | 362.87g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • United States
  • English
  • Illustrated, Large type / large print
  • Large Print, Illustrated
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507586604
  • 9781507586600

About Louis Couperus

Louis Marie-Anne Couperus (The Hague, 10 June 1863 - De Steeg, 16 July 1923) was a Dutch novelist and poet. His oeuvre contains a wide variety of genres: lyric poetry, psychological and historical novels, novellas, short stories, fairy tales, feuilletons and sketches. Couperus is considered to be one of the foremost figures in Dutch literature. In 1923, he was awarded the Tollensprijs (Tollens prize). Couperus and his wife travelled extensively in Europe and Asia, and he later wrote several related travelogues which were published weekly.show more

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3 30% (81)
2 9% (24)
1 3% (7)
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