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Alessandro Baricco re-creates the siege of Troy through the voices of 21 Homeric characters. Sacrificing none of Homer's panoramic scope, Baricco forgoes Homer's detachment and admits us to realms of subjective experience his predecessor never explored. From the return of Chryseis to the burial of Hector, we see through human eyes and feel with human hearts the unforgettable events first recounted more than 3,000 years ago events arranged not by the whims of the gods in this instance but by the dictates of human nature.With Andromache, Patroclus, Priam, and the rest, we are privy to the ghastly confusion of battle, the clamour of the princely councils, the intimacies of the bedchamber until finally only a blind poet is left to recount secondhand the awful fall of Ilium.Imbuing the stuff of legend with a startlingly new relevancy and humanity, Baricco gives us "The Iliad" as we have never known it.

His transformative achievement is certain to delight and fascinate all the readers of Homer's indispensable classic.

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Series Classics/modern classics Title An Iliad
Subject Italian Language English
Market Adolescent/Adult Level Fluent/native speakers
Publication Date March 2008 Authors Alessandro Baricco
Binding Paperback Pages 160
Size(mm) N/A Weight (gms) 150
ESB Code 55466 ISBN 9781847671035
Inspection Copy No Delivery Limited Stock
  Price £8.99

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