|Iliad, an (2004) [Novel]|
by Alessandro Baricco
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(From the publisher):
Alessandro Baricco re-creates the siege of Troy through the voices of twenty-one Homeric characters in the narrative idiom of our modern imagination. Sacrificing none of Homer's panoramic scope, Baricco forgoes Homeric 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 almost three thousand 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 clamor of princely councils, the intimacies of the bedchamber-until finally only a blind poet is left to recount, secondhand, the awful fall of Ilium.
Original title: Omero, Iliade
Genre: Mythology→ Reinterpretations
Fiction→ Historical→ Ancient World (Greece, Rome, etc)→ Greece
This work is an adaptation of the following works :
Iliad, the (-800) [Novel]