Michael Ayrton's The Maze Maker: A Novel PDF

By Michael Ayrton

ISBN-10: 022604243X

ISBN-13: 9780226042435

“I handle you throughout greater than 3 thousand years, you who dwell on the conjunction of the Fish and the Water-carrier,” speaks Daedalus, an artisan, inventor, and dressmaker born into an totally alien relatives of heroes who worth acts of conflict primarily else, an international the place his fellow Greeks look pushed basically to destroy—an life he feels forced to escape.

In this fictional autobiography of the daddy of Icarus, “Apollo’s creature,” an excellent yet wrong guy, author and sculptor Michael Ayrton harnesses the stories of the earlier to mould a fantasy for our instances. We examine of Daedalus’s more and more formidable artifacts and innovations; his fascination with Minoan tradition, trade, and faith, and his efforts to conform to them; how he involves layout the maze of the horned Minotaur; and the way, whilst he makes a decision that he needs to flee over again, he builds units of wax wings—wings that may be tools of his descent into the underworld, a spot of either purgatory and rebirth.

A compelling mixture of background, myth, lore, and meditations at the enigma of paintings, The Maze Maker will ensnare classicists, artists, and all fanatics of tale in its convolutions of lifestyles and legend. “I by no means understood the development of my life,” writes Daedalus, “so that i've got blundered via it in a maze.”

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