Sister Wendy’s Book of Muses by Wendy Beckett

Sister Wendy's Book of MusesSister Wendy’s Book of Muses by Wendy Beckett

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

If you are a lover of Greek mythology and also a fan of sister Wendy’s delightful world of art appreciation, the content of this book will endear it to you: each of the Nine Muses is shown in a beautiful ceramic figurine with a description of the accordant muse. These Nine Muses are: Kalliope (Calliope), epic poetry; Kleio (Clio), history; Ourania (Urania), astronomy; Thaleia (Thalia), comedy; Melpomene, tragedy; Polymnia (Polyhymnia), religious hymns; Erato, erotic poetry; Euterpe, lyric poetry; and Terpsikhore (Terpsichore), choral song and dance. Through the Nine Muses, we seek inspiration from outside to invoke our artistic spheres from within. The gem of this book of Muses is sister Wendy’s insightful narrative of the names and attributes of the Muses in the context of regarding the realm of human intellect and arts. This is a very lovely book filled with beautiful photos of the Muses and the author’s personal reflections on human nature and creativity.

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