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Read ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Æ Benita Kane Jaro Benita Kane Jaro Æ 2 Review Read & download ✓ The Key Author Benita Kane Jaro 102 The first volume of a dazzling trilogy The Key shows a world on the verge of collapse through the eyes of its greatest and most passionate poet Gaius Valerius Catullus the boy from the province. Intense intense intense I was enthralled by this novel of the life of Catullus the Roman lyric poet during the ten years he lived in Rome Immediately upon closing the book in 2014 I reread it My December 2015 rereading really brought home the artificiality and purpleness of the prose which really had impressed me the first time but got annoying this time This is one of the few times I have downgraded a book After the poet s sad life of barely thirty years his good friend Marcus Caelius Rufus conveys the corpse to its burial Catullus s father the Old Man journeys out from Verona visits Caelius and asks Explain my son to me after giving Caelius a box of mementos and writings poems notes letters The novel jumps back and forth in time 54 BC in the novel the present to Caelius s memories through those years the driver of the action being Catullus s passionate love affair with Clodia Metelli As she is a high born lady and Catullus doesn t want to compromise her reputation he calls her Lesbia Some of his poetry is inserted into the text each poem having to do with some incident in the story We see how Catullus has poured his heart s blood into these poems Lesbia has played viciously with his emotions Catullus has swung from euphoria to despair because of this unreuited love Odi et amo uare id faciam fortasse reuirisnescio sed fieri sentio et excruciorI hate and I love Perhaps you ask why I do this I do not know but I feel it happen and I am torn apart Poem 85In his crossroads and alleyways poem 58 in his extreme rage he finally admits to himself what a slut she is Even soThe author tells us in her Notes its ambiguity is the key ie catalyst to her conception of the storyThrough the descriptions of Rome the mansions on the Hills to the seedy taverns and the Subura to the mystery rites of the goddess Cybele I felt myself to be an onlooker of the events The characters were not saints by any means I loathed Clodia the femme fatale As one character an actor named Xanthius described Clodia Now I know how to play Circe Catullus was completely obsessed with the woman we might even call him a stalker in our day Yes there was sex in this novel owing to the subject but as it was written a generation ago I felt it was not as blatant or vulgar as much of today s writings Also for that time although graphic it was not tasteless In my December 2015 rereading I still felt it wasn t tasteless but it got repetitious and boring The author should have used such descriptions sparsely The last few pages were poignant the final meeting between the dying father and Caelius I will never again listen to Orff s Catulli Carmina without thinking of this novel On rereading I ve marked each poem in the novel with the number in Catullus s own poems and am fascinated with how well the author worked them into the story especially as she used them out of order

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Read ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Æ Benita Kane Jaro Benita Kane Jaro Æ 2 Review Read & download ✓ The Key Author Benita Kane Jaro 102 S who became the lover of the most powerful and beautiful married woman in Rome is dead at twenty nine His friend Marcus Caelius Rufus must search for the meaning of his life in the slums and b. I think I d give this 45 stars rather than 5 because Steven Saylor s The Venus Throw is still for me the best and most realistic depiction of the CatullusClodia relationship and everything that came between them most especially in how it unpacks the gender and power elements of Catullan love elegy and the way in which it makes Clodia the lover of her brother and Caelius without ever judging her and also I find Clodia s presence at the mysteries of Cybele highly unlikely but I loved this In particular where this does really well is in rooting our characters firmly in Rome not only in the landscape of the city itself which is gorgeously described but in the life of the city its politics its bars its festivals its atmosphere This couldn t be anything other than the Late Republic and I love how evocative it is I also adore the unreliable narration because he spends much of the book imagining events through Catullus s eyes there is so much that Caelius doesn t tell you not least about his own role in what happened and which only slowly comes to light It s a really clever way of retelling a story which is well known to anyone who s read Catullus s poems and studied this periodBut there s also a lot that Caelius doesn t explicitly tell you because he himself doesn t understand and the reader does view spoilerNot least Caelius s real motives for sleeping with Clodia he thinks he s jealous of Catullus but it s clear to the reader that s not it at all If anything he s jealous of Clodia he loves and adores Catullus and wants Catullus s affection and attention for himself cf the sharing of the girl his feelings at the party his attempts to get his own Clodia in the form of Flora and how all his relationships with women have been ultimately unsatisfactory But he never puts all these pieces together Even his reasoning for telling Catullus where Clodia has gone after the Pro Caelio seems suspect he claims that Catullus would stop loving her if he could see what she d been reduced to and so it would free him but that s not exactly likely to happen given how firmly Catullus has loved her up to now Instead I think it s an apology a way of bringing them together after he was the one who pushed them apartI was a bit doubtful about the portrayal of Clodia as someone who has multiple partners beyond Caelius and Catullus though interestingly unlike Saylor Jaro never makes anything of the rumours of incest between Clodia and her brother especially coupled to Catullus s forgiving Caelius for his betrayal but it makes sense her unhappy marriage to Metellus has made her incapable of settling into a happy and stable relationship even if she loves Catullus and I believe she does She has to destroy it because steady commitment and importantly the vulnerability it implies feels like a trap or a fetter So she tries to push Catullus away and despises him because no matter what she does he won t ever leave her It s a far complex and nuanced picture than I had been expecting and a fascinating one if also incredibly sad hide spoiler Fisher Investments on Utilities characters firmly in Rome not only in the landscape of the Jupiters Legacy Vol 2 city itself which is gorgeously described but in the life of the Shadows Embrace Slaughter #2 city its politics its bars its festivals its atmosphere This Consoler of Suffering Hearts Modern Matericon Series couldn t be anything other than the Late Republic and I love how evocative it is I also adore the unreliable narration because he spends much of the book imagining events through Catullus s eyes there is so much that Caelius doesn t tell you not least about his own role in what happened and which only slowly Animorphia An Extreme Colouring and Search Challenge clear to the reader that s not it at all If anything he s jealous of Clodia he loves and adores Catullus and wants Catullus s affection and attention for himself Borka The Adventures of a Goose with no Feathers cf the sharing of the girl his feelings at the party his attempts to get his own Clodia in the form of Flora and how all his relationships with women have been ultimately unsatisfactory But he never puts all these pieces together Even his reasoning for telling Catullus where Clodia has gone after the Pro Caelio seems suspect he Chinese Cinderella III claims that Catullus would stop loving her if he From Sinner to Saint coupled to Catullus s forgiving Caelius for his betrayal but it makes sense her unhappy marriage to Metellus has made her incapable of settling into a happy and stable relationship even if she loves Catullus and I believe she does She has to destroy it because steady The Murders in the Rue Morgue commitment and importantly the vulnerability it implies feels like a trap or a fetter So she tries to push Catullus away and despises him because no matter what she does he won t ever leave her It s a far His Mistletoe Bride complex and nuanced picture than I had been expecting and a fascinating one if also incredibly sad hide 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Read ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Æ Benita Kane Jaro Benita Kane Jaro Æ 2 Review Read & download ✓ The Key Author Benita Kane Jaro 102 Loody secret cults the palaces and law courts of the tottering Roman Republic Vivid exciting carefully researched and beautifully written The Key has been a cult favorite in hardbound for years. I read the summary for this book and was intrigued I had been looking for a book about Catullus for a while so I decided to give her a chance as an author as she had several books that I was interested in Unfortunately this turned out to be a bust It suffers from the most unfortunate problems a book can have it was plain and simple boring I couldn t manage to get through the entirety of this sometimes slow paced sometimes overdramatic book and it was so uninteresting that the only scene I can remember was an overly described threesome between Catullus the narrator Caelius and a random girl which was uncomfortably erotic than entertaining If you re into that I guess this is a good book for you But if not I d suggest looking elsewhere


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    [The Key Author Benita Kane Jaro] New ß Benita Kane Jaro I picked up this book seeking an account of the life of Catullus What we get isn’t uite that Rather it’s about the love affair between Catullus and Clodia And while I would expect that to be the centerpiece of any book on Catullus the focus is so unending that it leaves room for little else in terms of plot How often do you need to see Catullus sneaking off to be with her or her repeated snubbing of him to get the

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    [The Key Author Benita Kane Jaro] New ß Benita Kane Jaro Intense intense intense I was enthralled by this novel of the life of Catullus the Roman lyric poet during the ten years he lived in Rome Immediately upon closing the book in 2014 I reread it My December 2015 rereading really brought home the

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    [The Key Author Benita Kane Jaro] New ß Benita Kane Jaro I think I'd give this 45 stars rather than 5 because Steven Saylor's The Venus Throw is still for me the best and most realistic depiction of the CatullusClodia relationship and everything that came between them most especially in how it unpacks the gender and power elements of Catullan love elegy and the way in which it makes Clodia the lover of her brother and Caelius without ever judging her and also I fi

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    [The Key Author Benita Kane Jaro] New ß Benita Kane Jaro I would describe this as a weird ride particularly towards the endThe writing was lovely if maybe a little overw

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    [The Key Author Benita Kane Jaro] New ß Benita Kane Jaro The Key by Benito Kane Jaro is a novel I really wanted to love A friend whose acumen I respect had effused over it There are things i

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    [The Key Author Benita Kane Jaro] New ß Benita Kane Jaro I read the summary for this book and was intrigued I had been looking for a book about Catullus for a while so I decided to give her a chance as an author as she had several books that I was interested in Unfortunately this turned out to be a bust It suffers from the most unfortunate problems a book can have it

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    Benita Kane Jaro Æ 2 Review [The Key Author Benita Kane Jaro] New ß Benita Kane Jaro I got about half way through this book and I just couldn't finish it It is not at all how I picture the character of Catullus after reading his poetry Also I found the writing very disorganized and disjointed

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  • Paperback
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  • The Key Author Benita Kane Jaro
  • Benita Kane Jaro
  • English
  • 04 February 2020
  • 9780865165342