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⇭ Read Library Binding [ ⑅ The Song of Achilles: A Novel ] ⩮ Kindle Ebook Author Madeline Miller ⪻ ⇭ Read Library Binding [ ⑅ The Song of Achilles: A Novel ] ⩮ Kindle Ebook Author Madeline Miller ⪻ Best Books of the Month, March 2012 Betrayal, ardor, war, and prophecies in The Song of Achilles, author Madeline Miller brings together everything I love about The Iliad without the labor of epic poetry In this new twist on the Trojan War story, Patroclus and Achilles are the quintessential mismatched pair a mortal underdog exiled in shame and a glorious demigod revered by all but what would a novel of ancient Greece be without star crossed love Miller includes other good tragic bits foreknowledge of death, ruthless choices that pit pride and reputation against the lives of innocents, the folly of men and gods and through her beautiful writing my spine chilled in the presence of Achilles mother, the sea goddess Thetis, and I became a bystander in the battlefield of Troy awash with blood, exaltation, and despair The Song of Achilles infuses the essence of Homer with modern storytelling in a combination that is utterly absorbing and gratifying I cant wait to see what Miller tackles next Seira Wilson Gregory Maguire Interviews Madeline Miller Gregory Maguire is the best selling author of Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister, Lost, Mirror Mirror, the Wicked Years, a series that includes Wicked, Son of a Witch, A Lion Among Men, and most recently, Out of Oz Gregory Maguire Ms Miller, you write with the confidence of the zealously inspired, taking as your material one of the great foundation texts of world literature In three millennia, The Iliad has garnered somewhat wider attention than The Wizard of Oz, with which I have played, so I have to ask where do you get the noive How did you come to dare to take on such a daunting task, and for your first book Madeline Miller A little knowledge is a dangerous thing, and in my case it was just dangerous enough to get me started If I had stopped to ponder, I think I might have been too intimidated But it helped that Patroclus is such an underdoggiving him voice felt like standing up for him I had been intensely frustrated by a number of articles that kept side stepping the love between him and Achilles, which to me felt so obviously at the storys heart So I wanted to set the record straight, as I saw it. Maguire The novel tells the story of the rise, fall and immortalization of the golden Achilles You approach his famous story from a sideline, that of Patroclus, his bosom companion and lover Was it hard to keep the mighty arc of legend from overwhelming shadowy Patroclus, and did you write of him than you ended up using, just to be sure you had him firmly grounded in your mind Miller Definitely yes to the second I actually spent five years writing a first draft of the novel, took a good long look at it, then threw it out and started from scratch Even though not a word survived, that draft was an essential first step It helped me understand the story and characters, especially Patroclus, from the inside out.As for the overwhelming legends, I actually think they worked in my favorbecause Patroclus is overwhelmed by them himself He is this ordinary person who is pulled into a terrifying world of angry deities and destiny because of his love for Achilles.Maguire Having glancingly heard of this legend before, I knew or less how it would end I had no idea how you might handle the loss of perspective and point of view when tragedy would inevitably strike You managed to narrate an almost impossible transition from life into myth in part, I think, by your instinctual use of a combination of present and past tense, to say nothing of a masterly combining of authorial and first person observations How many slaughtered bulls did you sacrifice, and on whose altar, to deserve the talent to risk such dangerous technique Miller It was a lot of bulls And whatever ended up working, I give all the credit to my background in theater When I first started writing, I had this idea that I should be in control of the story, forcing it forward It never worked What I needed to do was learn how to get in character, and write from there.It took me a long time to find just the right tone for the endingI kept writing and throwing away, writing and throwing away Then, in the middle of apartment hunting, inspiration struck All the other ideas had started out well, but would gum up before they got anywhere near the finish line But this one kept humming right along And it was the simplest, so there you go. Maguire Oscar Wilde said something like, The Odyssey was written by Homer, or another Greek of the same name But Oscar Wilde had clearly not met you This is not a question It is a salute.I loved it J.K Rowling Fast, true and incredibly rewardingA remarkable achievement USA Today Wildly romantic and surprisingly suspenseful B ringing those dark figures back to life, making them men again, and while shes at it, us ing her passionate companion piece to The Iliad as a subtle swipe at todays ongoing debate over gay marriage Talk about updating the classics Time magazine One of the best novelistic adaptations of Homer in recent memory, and it offers strikingly well rounded and compassionate portrait of Achilles Miller injects a newfound sense of suspense into a story with an ending that has already been determined Wall Street Journal Powerful, inventive, passionate, and beautifully written Boston Globe Beautifully done..In prose as clean and spare as the driving poetry of Homer, Miller captures the intensity and devotion of adolescent friendship and lets us believe in these long dead boysdeepening and enriching a tale that has been told for 3,000 years Washington Post One of 2012s most exciting debutsseductive, hugely entertaining I magining the intimate friendship between Achilles and the devoted PatroclusMiller conjuressoulmates The resulting novel is cinematicone might say epicin scope, but refreshingly, compellingly human in detail Vogue You dont need to be familiar with Homers The Iliad or Brad Pitts Troy, for that matter to find Madeline Millers The Song of Achilles spellbinding.her explorations of ego, grief, and loves many permutations are both familiar and new A timeless love story O magazine Madeline Millers brilliant first novelis a story of great, passionate love between Achilles and Patroclus R ewriting the Western worlds first and greatest war novel is an awesome task to undertake That she did it with such grace, style and suspense is astonishing Dallas Morning News The Song of Achillesshould be read and enjoyed for itself, but if Madeline Millers novel sends the reader back to Homer and his successors, she is to be thanked for that as well Washington Independent Review of Books Song of Songs Wikipedia The Song Songs, also Solomon or Canticles Hebrew r Ha rm, Greek Ancient isma ismt n , is one the megillot scrolls found in last section Tanakh, known as Ketuvim Writings and a book Old Testament The IMDb Aspiring singer songwriter Jed King struggling to catch break escape long shadow his famous father when he reluctantly agrees gig at local vineyard harvest festival meets owner s daughter, Rose, romance quickly blooms Soon after their wedding, writes Rose Bible completely right brained is, therefore, good for development brain It will be that comprehend poetic images delight language Read Scripture YouTube Feb Watch our Read video on which breaks down literary design its flow thought collection ancient Israelite love poems celebrate Rotten Tomatoes THE SONG follows aspiring Alan Powell, Anthem Lights lead struggles father, country music legend South premiered Atlanta November remainder initial theater run was financial success song Zip Dee Doo Dah won Academy Award Best Original Baskett received an Honorary performance Uncle Remus Achilles A Novel Madeline Miller Mary Renault lives again declares Emma Donoghue, author Room, referring Achilles, thrilling, profoundly moving, utterly unique retelling SparkNotes Bible Solomon Summary series lyrical organized lengthy dialogue between young woman her lover third party, chorus, occasionally addresses lovers first poem spoken by maiden, who Toni Morrison ends th novel, Home with reburial final showdown Guitar Milkman, costs Pilate life What gains instead capacity sacrifice, readiness sacrifice even own itself filmratings mpaa Official trailer movie site Now Available DVDMadeline American novelist, whose debut novel spent ten years writing while she worked Latin teacher set Greece, tells story Circe Miller, master storyteller, conjures Circe glowing alive makes Gods, nymphs heroes Greece walk forth all ard splendor Richly detailed written such breathtaking command Author Achilles born Boston grew up New York City Philadelphia She attended Brown University, where earned BA MA Classics MillerMadeline Twitter latest Tweets from OF ACHILLES upcoming CIRCE teacher, director Shakespeare plays Profiles Facebook View profiles people named Join Facebook connect others you may know gives power Book review Circe, The Nina Subin protagonist, fascinating one, stuck alone middle nowhere poses special narrative challenges, but keeps filled perils Circe myth, magic and In retold siege Troy point view Patroclus, death avenged unleashing outsize destruction Book Review BookPage enthralling second about goddess, it has lot say what means acclaimed Orange Prize unfurls legendary witch Homer Odyssey lyric intensity tale divides opinion Photograph Linda Nylind Guardian There are three pages praise inside my Bloomsbury paperback edition madelineeler Instagram Writer, new madelinemiller Maddie Instagram photos Followers Following, Posts See photos videos Maddie looks Iliad fresh perspective closest companion Since this classic genre I am predisposed we already how going play out Agamemnon steal slave girl claimed leading hero refusing Turning Into Good Witch Times May By pp Little, Company recall intense pleasure discovery childhood myths Iliad, various editions, Patroclus Miller epic sweeping nation today Everywhere turn, see magnificent cover honestly, work DIVINE ve had MOST fun photographing Washington Post single videos Madeleine Pilates HOME spacious, fully equiped studio Trinidad, offering authentic classes both matwork machine The Song of Achilles: A Novel

 

    • The Song of Achilles: A Novel
    • 2.4
    • 189
    • Library Binding
    • 389 pages
    • Madeline Miller
    • English
    • 02 February 2016

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