By Kat Rosenfield
An arresting un-coming-of-age tale, from a panoramic expertise
Becca has continuously longed to wreck loose from her small, backwater native land. however the discovery of an unidentified lifeless lady at the aspect of a dust highway sends the town--and Becca--into a tailspin. not able to make feel of the violence of the surface global creeping into her yard, Becca reveals herself taking flight inward, paralyzed from relocating ahead for the 1st time in her lifestyles.
Short chapters detailing the final days of Amelia Anne Richardson's existence are intercut with Becca's personal summer time because the parallel tales of 2 younger ladies being affected by self-identity and relationships at the aspect twist the reader nearer and toward the reality approximately Amelia's demise.
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C. P. Jones, The Roman World of Dio Chrysostom (Cambridge, Mass. 1978), and P. ) by the inscription edited by J. H. Oliver, Marcus Aurelius: Aspects of Civic and Cultural Policy in the E a s t , Hesperia S u p p l . 1 3 ( 1 9 7 0 ) w i t h revisions proposed by C. P. Jones, £PE 8 (1971), 161-83. For Aristides see Bowersock, Sophists, 36ff. 31 E. L. Bowie thousands of families who ran the cities of the Eastern provinces that is comparable to the Lives and Orations. 8 With embassies it is different.
If its literature, in this specimen, seems to reflect a world less elevated than that of a Sophoclean hero, the reason is not necessarily that the Hellenistic world was in all respects of that quality; it is rather that popular attitudes are reflected in such literature much more fully than they commonly are reflected in what has survived of 'classical' literature. If Chariton's world seems undistinguished, we should remember that most people in most societies are undistinguished. The realities of life for the inhabitants of fifth-century Athens were surely not very different from the realities observed by Chariton's 'little people'.
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