Creation, Paperback
4 out of 5 (1 rating)

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Vidal's historical novel set in the 5th century BC and narrated by Cyrus Spitama, son of a Persian prince and Greek sorceress, grandson of the prophet Zoroaster, and ambassador to the courts of India, China and Greece.

Pericles, Thucydides, Sophocles and Confucius are among the book's characters.

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Vidal takes on the golden fifth century BC from India, Persia, Greece and everything in between. Vidal, like many long practicing artists, sometimes falls into the bad habit of overuse of literary devices. He does here essentially what he did in "Burr" the main character's worldly life is recounted to a younger, unwordly, minor character. There is no other American writer that would even attempt the breath of this historical fiction. So what if it doesn't fully succeed? It's still better than most.

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