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Pandora's Jar: Women in the Greek Myths by Natalie Haynes Review

  Title: Pandora’s Jar: Women in the Greek Myths Author: Natalie Haynes Age Group: Adult Genre: Nonfiction/Literary Criticism Series: Standalone Star Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars I borrowed this book from my local library and reviewed it. As soon as I finished This Woven Kingdom, I dove into this collection; this is the second work I’ve read by Haynes, as the first was A Thousand Ships. This sharp, funny, and smart collection takes the reader on a deep dive through Greek myths and the women who populate them. She chooses ten different women: Pandora, Jocasta, Helen, Medusa, The Amazons, Clymenestra, Eurydice, Phaedra, Madea, and Penelope, and leads the reader through each in a way that is informative, decidedly feminist, and bitingly funny. This book, though short, was not a quick read; there was a lot of information to absorb. Nonetheless, I enjoyed it very much. Most of these women I knew, but none so intimately as Haynes describes them. As a scholar, classicist, and comedian, she gi

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