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Cleopatra: Histories, Dreams and Distortions
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Harpercollins
Publication date May 1, 1990
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780060162160
ISBN-10 0060162163
Availability§ Out of Print
Original list price $27.50
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Examines the life and legend of Cleopatra and analyzes the images of her that have emerged in the two thousand years since her death
Amazon.com description: Product Description: An examination and interpretation of the dreams and evocations that Cleopatra has inspired, including those created in her own life time. In the 2000 years since her death Cleopatra has been re-created over and over again, each time in a form that fits the prejudices and fantasies of the age that produced it. To Chaucer she was the model of a good wife, while to Cecil B.De Mille she was "the wickedest woman in history". These various Cleopatras can be read as mirror-images of the culture that produced them and this book is about them as well as the sexual, racial and constitutional politics of these cultures.

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