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The siege of Troy - Theodor Kallifatides

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Title
The siege of Troy
Author
Theodor Kallifatides
format
Paperback / softback
Publisher
Other Press
Language
English
UK Publication Date
20190912

Bombs fall over a Greek village during World War II, and a teacher takes her students to a cave for shelter. There she tells them about another war when the Greeks besieged Troy. Day after day, she recounts how the Greeks suffer from thirst, heat, and homesickness, and how the opponents meet army against army, man against man. Helmets are cleaved, heads fly, blood flows. And everything had begun when Prince Paris of Troy fell in love with king of Sparta Menelaus's wife, the beautiful Helen, and escaped with her to his homeland. Now Helen stands atop the city walls to witness the horrors set in motion by her flight. When her current and former loves face each other in battle, she knows that, whatever happens, she will be losing. Theodor Kallifatides provides remarkable psychological insight in his version of The Iliad, downplaying the role of the gods and delving into the mindsets of its mortal heroes. Homer's epic comes to life with a renewed urgency that allows us to experience e

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Type
BOOK
Keyword Index
Troy (Extinct city) - Fiction.
Country of Publication
New York (State)
Number of Pages
203

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