[[ Reading ]] ➷ The Song of Achilles Author Madeline Miller – Gasengineersinglasgow.co.uk

[[ Reading ]] ➷ The Song of Achilles  Author Madeline Miller – Gasengineersinglasgow.co.uk
  • Hardcover
  • 352 pages
  • The Song of Achilles
  • Madeline Miller
  • English
  • 04 May 2019
  • 1408816032

The Song of Achilles Greece In The Age Of Heroes Patroclus, An Awkward Young Prince, Has Been Exiled To The Court Of King Peleus And His Perfect Son Achilles By All Rights Their Paths Should Never Cross, But Achilles Takes The Shamed Prince As His Friend, And As They Grow Into Young Men Skilled In The Arts Of War And Medicine Their Bond Blossoms Into Something Deeper Despite The Displeasure Of Achilles Mother Thetis, A Cruel Sea Goddess But Then Word Comes That Helen Of Sparta Has Been Kidnapped Torn Between Love And Fear For His Friend, Patroclus Journeys With Achilles To Troy, Little Knowing That The Years That Follow Will Test Everything They Hold Dear.Profoundly Moving And Breathtakingly Original, This Rendering Of The Epic Trojan War Is A Dazzling Feat Of The Imagination, A Devastating Love Story, And An Almighty Battle Between Gods And Kings, Peace And Glory, Immortal Fame And The Human Heart.


About the Author: Madeline Miller

Madeline Miller was born in Boston and grew up in New York City and Philadelphia She attended Brown University, where she earned her BA and MA in Classics For the last ten years she has been teaching and tutoring Latin, Greek and Shakespeare to high school students She has also studied at the University of Chicago s Committee on Social Thought, and in the Dramaturgy department at Yale School of Madeline Miller was born in Boston and grew up in New York City and Philadelphia She attended Brown University, where she earned her BA and MA in Classics For the last ten years she has been teaching and tutoring Latin, Greek and Shakespeare to high school students She has also studied at the University of Chicago s Committee on Social Thought, and in the Dramaturgy department at Yale School of Drama, where she focused on the adaptation of classical texts to modern forms She currently lives in Cambridge, MA, where she teaches and writes The Song of Achilles is her first novel


10 thoughts on “The Song of Achilles

  1. says:

    A new take on the Iliad, written by a high school classics teacher how could I not read this The Song of Achilles retells the story of Greece s greatest hero from the point of view of his best friend Patroclus The big twist Madeline Miller casts the story as a romance between Achilles and Patroclus While staying true to Greek legends and the works of Homer, Miller creatively and convincingly fills in the blanks, giving Patroclus a back story that makes perfect sense, and tracing the frie A new take on the Iliad, written by a high school classics teacher how could I not read this The Song of Achilles retells the story of Greece s greatest hero from the point of view of his best friend Patroclus The big twist Madeline Miller casts the story as a romance between Achilles and Patroclus While staying true to Greek legends and the works of Homer, Miller creatively and convincingly fills in the blanks, giving Patroclus a back story that makes perfect sense, and tracing the friendship, and eventual romance, between the two young men in a way that casts a new light on the human side of the Trojan War.I always found Achilles to be an unsympathetic character a brat, a bully, a big headed jerk who knows he s the star player on the team and throws a tantrum if he gets put on the bench Miller shows his unattractive qualities, but she also shows that Achilles is human He s capable of love He s deeply conflicted He has a sense of humor and a gentle si...

  2. says:

    I feel so much And perhaps my emotions are not my own this time Madeline Miller for sure implanted them deep inside of me, without my consent, and now I m urging her to withdraw them, or I will not be able to sleep through the night.It took me a month to read this book, as I needed to take multiple breaks during the experience that is The Song of Achilles I was about to curse the lyricism for welling too many emotions inside my body, too often, and therefore thwarting my reaching the endi I feel so much And perhaps my emotions are not my own this time Madeline Miller for sure implanted them deep inside of me, without my consent, and now I m urging her to withdraw them, or I will not be able to sleep through the night.It took me a month to read this book, as I needed to take multiple breaks during the experience that is The Song of Achilles I was about to curse the lyricism for welling too many emotions inside my body, too often, and therefore thwarting my reaching the ending in less than a month, but the...

  3. says:

    Pa tro clus.This and this and this.HOW CAN MY HEART BE MENDED AFTER THIS S lo edito esto para decirles que TIENEN QUE LEER ESTE LIBRO OMG Favorito del a o hasta ahora Lo amo lo amo lo amo y no hago m s que pensar en l Definitivamente lo voy a releer.

  4. says:

    Achilles Who was he if not miraculous, and radiant Who was he if not destined for fameReading this is like reading Romeo and Juliet We all know the story We all know the outcome We all know that our desperate prayers for someone, anyone to step in and save these characters from themselves will fall on deaf ears Gods What a bloody trainwreck Even though I knew how it was going to end, I was not prepared for how much I cared.This is the story of the fall of Troy Or rather, a part ofAchilles Who was he if not miraculous, and radiant Who was he if not destined for fameReading this is like reading Romeo and Juliet We all know the story ...

  5. says:

    Madeline Miller did what the movie producers of the film Troy 2004 were too cowardly to do she stayed true to the homosexuality of Homer sIliad rather than writing a censored version of the story which stank of homophobia Achilles and Patroclus were passionately in love, which resulted in their respective destructions They were not cousins or man at arms, but soul mates The watering down of this in the film Troy was an insult to the LGBT community NothingNothing less The attract Madeline Miller did what the movie producers of the film Troy 2004 were too cowardly to do she stayed true to the homosexuality of Homer sIliad rather than writing a censored version of the story which stank of homophobia Achilles and Patroclus were passionately in love, which resulted in their respective destructions They were not cousins or man at arms, but soul mates The watering down of this in the film Troy was an insult to the LGBT community NothingNothing less The attraction between these two men wasn t something that was rushed and squ...

  6. says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here I feel a bit silly doing this, but I have put a spoiler alert on this review, just in case there are folks out there who might not be versed in the classics In a nutshell, Boy meet demi god Boy gets demi god Boy loses demi god Wait, demi god loses boy, goes a bit funny in the head and behaves badly Greece loses demi god, the happy couple wind up sharing an afterlife Madeline Miller image from her siteYou might want to dust off your Iliad, as this is a retelling of the story of Achilles, I feel a bit silly doing this, but I have put a spoiler alert on this review, just in case there are folks out there who might not be versed in the classics In a nutshell, Boy meet demi god Boy gets demi god Boy loses demi god Wait, demi god loses boy, goes a bit funny in the head and behaves badly Greece loses demi god, the happy couple wind up sharing an afterlife Madeline Miller image from her siteYou might want to dust off your Iliad, as this is a retelling of the story of Achilles, you know, the greatest warrior of his time, from that slightly older work It is impressive, when looking up details from Miller ...

  7. says:

    BR with Anne and McKennaThose seconds, half seconds, that the line of our gaze connected, were the only moments in my day that I felt anything at allOh cruel, cruel fate I had found myself thinking why there was so much heartache Then I remembered this is Greek mythology Few things interest methan the monsters, heroes, gods, semi gods and creatures of the greek myths I easily get caught up in reading the fates of the legendary hero...

  8. says:

    This review is dedicated to Kelly without whose question I would not have thought so hard about why I loved this book Miller has called this book The Song of Achilles The title could refer to a song sung by Achilles It could also refer to a song sung about Achilles This double meaning is significant as the book retells the story of the Illiad but with a very different focus The title is significant too because it deliberately recalls the start of the Illiad Sing, goddess, of the wrath This review is dedicated to Kelly without whose question I would not have thought so hard about why I loved this book Miller has called this book The Song of Achilles The title could refer to a song sung by Achilles It could also refer to a song sung about Achilles This double meaning is significant as the book retells the story of the Illiad but with a very different focus The title is significant too because it deliberately recalls the start of the Illiad Sing, godde...

  9. says:

    Epic.

  10. says:

    Mi reacci n al terminar el libro

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