Prometheus reborn: the mythology of fire
Ruth Padel on ancient, and modern, infernos and fiery monsters, in storytelling.
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Ruth Padel is Professor of Poetry at King's College, London. Her non-fiction includes two books on the self and consciousness in Greek tragedy, and I'm a Man: Sex Gods and Rock 'n' Roll, a study of the influence of Greek myth on the development of rock music. Her next poetry collection, Emerald, will be published by Chatto in July (photo by Yuki Bevis).