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The Resource The siege of Troy, Theodor Kallifatides ; translated from the Swedish by Marlaine Delargy

The siege of Troy, Theodor Kallifatides ; translated from the Swedish by Marlaine Delargy

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The siege of Troy
Title
The siege of Troy
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Theodor Kallifatides ; translated from the Swedish by Marlaine Delargy
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Language
  • eng
  • swe
  • eng
Summary
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 Menelaus of Sparta'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 Illiad, downplaying th 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 events as though first hand, and reveals timeless truths about the senselessness of war and what it means to be human
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ICU/DLC
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1938-
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Kallifatides, Theodor
Dewey number
839.73/74
Index
no index present
LC call number
PT9876.21.A45
LC item number
S58513 2019
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Delargy, Marlaine
  • Homer
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  • Homer
  • Helen
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Trojan War
  • Greece
  • Troy (Extinct city)
Label
The siege of Troy, Theodor Kallifatides ; translated from the Swedish by Marlaine Delargy
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Publication
Note
"Originally published in Swedish as Slaget om Troja in 2018 by Albert Bonniers Förlag, Stockholm" -- Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
202 pages
Isbn
9781590519714
Lccn
2018059179
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)on1079845815
Label
The siege of Troy, Theodor Kallifatides ; translated from the Swedish by Marlaine Delargy
Publication
Note
"Originally published in Swedish as Slaget om Troja in 2018 by Albert Bonniers Förlag, Stockholm" -- Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
202 pages
Isbn
9781590519714
Lccn
2018059179
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)on1079845815

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