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Callisto Myth from Ovid to Atwood : Initiation and Rape in Literature

By: WALL, Kathleen ATWOOD, Margaret)

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Publisher: McGill-Queens University Press, Montreal and Kingston, 1988, ISBN:0773506403:

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WALL, Kathleen. The Callisto Myth from Ovid to Atwood : Initiation and Rapein Literature. Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queens University Press, (198 8). Pp. (6),[vii]-viii,(2),[1]-227,(3). 8vo, white cloth with black lettering to spine. "Illustrating the power and transcendence of the patriarchy, the myth of Callisto demonstrates the vulnerability of women to that power. Beginning her analysis with classical versions of the myth, Kathleen Wall parallels Callisto's rape by Zeus with the rape of femininity by the patriarchy and its institutions. Older versions of the myth do not emphasize a... View more info