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The Eye of Cybele

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The Eye of Cybele is equal parts historical epic, whodunnit-style thriller, highbrow erotica and philosophical discourse. Set in fifth century B.C., the novel fictionally recreates the behind-the-scenes scandals and political intrigues that occupied the Athenian home front at the height of the Peloponnesian War.

Daniel Chavarría was born in Uruguay in 1933. He has taught Latin, Greek and classical literature, and has won numerous literary awards around the world. His comic ...

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Overview

The Eye of Cybele is equal parts historical epic, whodunnit-style thriller, highbrow erotica and philosophical discourse. Set in fifth century B.C., the novel fictionally recreates the behind-the-scenes scandals and political intrigues that occupied the Athenian home front at the height of the Peloponnesian War.

Daniel Chavarría was born in Uruguay in 1933. He has taught Latin, Greek and classical literature, and has won numerous literary awards around the world. His comic suspense novel about a bicycle hooker in Havana, Adios Muchachos (Akashic, 2001), won an Edgar Award and has been translated into 15 languages.

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The political scandals and bedroom intrigues of sixth-century B.C. Athens swirl around hero Alcibiades, a courageous (and sexy) Athenian general, in Daniel Chavarr!a's (Adios Muchachos) dense, imaginative and often extremely pretentious The Eye of Cybele. The Uruguayan-born mystery writer combines historical fact, Socratic discourse and plenty of plot twists in a novel that ponders everything from the disappearance of the titular jewel to the establishment of a bizarre new religion. Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781888451672
  • Publisher: Akashic Books
  • Publication date: 2/1/2005
  • Pages: 450
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 1.60 (d)

Meet the Author


Daniel Chavarría was born in Uruguay in 1933. Chavarría has worked as a translator of literature into Spanish, and has taught Latin, Greek and Classical Literature. His novels, short stories, literary journalism, and screenplays have reached audiences across Latin America and Europe. Chavarría has won numerous literary awards around the world, including a 1992 Dashiell Hammett Award.
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