MIGHTIEST OF MORTALS: HERACLES by Doris Gates

MIGHTIEST OF MORTALS: HERACLES

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KIRKUS REVIEW

No god in Gates' pantheon would sleep if he could ""slumber"" and rape becomes making ""violent love."" The posed, portentous style is excusable when her accurate, biographically organized tales are the best versions available. Heracles, however, is already quite well spoken for--in Robert Newman's (1972) slightly bowdlerized view of his crime, and in Ian Serraillier's agile, excellent Heracles the Strong (1970) which makes the labor here superfluous.

Pub Date: Nov. 17th, 1975
Publisher: Viking