Canongate Myth Series

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October 28, 2021

The Canongate Myth Series is a series of short novels published by the Scottish independent publisher Canongate Books, in which various ancient myths are rethought and rewritten. The project was devised in 1999 by Jamie Byng, the owner of Canongate, and the first three books were published on October 21, 2005. [1] Although the first nouvelles received mixed to positive reviews, [2] [3 ] [4] the project was considered in the press as "brave" and "ambitious". [4] [5] [6] The tabloid Metro called it "one of the most ambitious acts of storytelling for the masses in recent years ”. [7] This series aims to take an international approach; among the authors who participated in it are the Russian Victor Pelevin and the Israeli David Grossman. In addition, the first title in the series, Karen Armstrong's A Short History of Myth, was published on the same day in 33 countries and 28 languages, in what The Washington Post called "the largest simultaneous publication in history." [6] By 2008, nine books had been published, and Byng hoped to reach one hundred. [7]

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Canongate Books Official Site The Myths on the Canongate Official Site

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