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Heroes: The myths of the Ancient Greek heroes retold (Stephen Fry’s Greek Myths, 2)

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Stephen Fry. Actor, comedian, writer, presenter, and distinguished supporter of Humanism". British Humanist Association . Retrieved 7 June 2013. Khomani, Nadia (23 February 2018). "Stephen Fry has prostate cancer". The Guardian . Retrieved 23 February 2018. What kind of a book is Stephen Fry's Mythos? Who knows — but it's clever and fun". Yes . Retrieved 10 August 2019. Close (30 April 2008). " The Guardian: We're not celebrating Israel's anniversary". The Guardian. London . Retrieved 4 February 2009. Lip Theatre: History". Dusa.dundee.ac.uk. Archived from the original on 15 January 2009 . Retrieved 4 February 2009.Using a fairly informal, almost irreverent approach, for example he pronounces the n Ceserani, David (13 October 2009). "Stephen Fry's Auschwitz blunder". The Guardian. London . Retrieved 17 October 2009.

In February 2018, Fry announced that he was recovering from an operation to treat prostate cancer, involving the removal of the prostate and 11 adjacent lymph nodes. He described the cancer as aggressive and said that early intervention had saved his life. [226] [227] Here, indeed, be monsters, myriad adventures and machinating gods. Fry is a personable and passionate narrator Mail on Sunday Letters: Harsh judgments on the pope and religion". The Guardian. London. 15 September 2010 . Retrieved 16 September 2010. a b c d e "Stephen Fry announces first tour in 40 years". BBC. 2 May 2019 . Retrieved 13 August 2019.

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Letters: HCH Presents Stephen Fry". Humanist Chaplaincy at Harvard. Cambridge, MA. Archived from the original on 26 February 2011 . Retrieved 27 January 2011. Stephen Fry urges people to stand with Extinction Rebellion". The Independent. 24 August 2020. Archived from the original on 25 May 2022 . Retrieved 5 December 2020. Day, Matthew (8 October 2009). "Stephen Fry provokes Polish fury over Auschwitz remark". Archived from the original on 10 January 2022 . Retrieved 9 October 2009. When the same hero squares up to a Gorgon’s reflection in his shield, the analogy Fry reaches for concerns trimming one’s eyebrows in the bathroom mirror. This is deliberate: Fry regrets that many find the classics distant and intimidating. Best not think of Philoctetes and Clytemnestra, he says: just call them Arnold and Susan. I wasn’t tempted by this book at all (I read children’s versions of Greek myths once upon a time, and all I remembered is the inexplicable weirdness of ancient Greeks, so I was good with leaving it at that), but a friend of mine was enjoying it, and apparently I have zero willpower to resist the “Oooh, shiny!” impulse, and library had audio, and Stephen Fry is awesome, and suddenly before I knew I was hooked. I started listening on my commute from work, and I actually drove in the slower lane so that I’d have more time with Fry’s wry narration. (Then I said screw it and just spent 2 days listening to it and playing Crash Bandicoot, and it was awesome).

On 18 May 2018, Fry participated in the semi-annual Munk Debates in Toronto, Canada, where he argued against political correctness on the Con side of the topic "Be it resolved, what you call political correctness, I call progress..." alongside Jordan Peterson, and in opposition to Pro side represented by Michelle Goldberg and Michael Eric Dyson. [194] [195] During the debate, Fry paraphrased a famous sentence from the 1923 essay I Am Afraid, in which Old Bolshevik-turned- Soviet dissident Yevgeny Zamyatin denounced censorship in the Soviet Union. The original sentence reads, "True literature can exist only when it is created, not by diligent and reliable officials, but by madmen, hermits, heretics, dreamers, rebels and skeptics." [196] Fry's rendering, however, reads, "Progress is not achieved by preachers and guardians of morality, but by madmen, hermits, heretics, dreamers, rebels, and sceptics." [197] The best thing he's written since his superb first novel . . . entertaining and edifying Telegraph (on 'Mythos') Gengenbach, Sarah (3 May 2019). "Stephen Fry brings Mythos Trilogy to London Palladium". London Theatre Direct . Retrieved 13 August 2019. Stephen Fry's guide to being British". The Telegraph. 13 November 2016. Archived from the original on 5 January 2016.Stephen Fry: Gadget Man". Channel 4. Archived from the original on 27 May 2013 . Retrieved 7 June 2013. Sometimes the charm of Fry’s rather domesticated mythical world comes at a price. He tells stories about love and children and animal metamorphosis with grace, but is less successful dealing with grand elemental or heroic themes such as the emergence of the universe from cosmic chaos, or the philanthropy, heroism and terrible punishment of Prometheus. He tends to play down the horror of the primal power struggles and violence in his sources: Kronos has “an unkind habit of eating anyone prophesied to conquer him”. Perhaps this explains why Fry has kept away from the legends of quest, war, politics and kin-murder that are the stuff of the major mythical cycles. a b Smith, David (5 June 2005). "I saw hate in a graveyard – Stephen Fry". The Observer. London . Retrieved 7 June 2013.

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