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The Song of Achilles

Winner of the Orange Prize for Fiction 2012

Madeline Miller wins 2012 Orange Prize for Fiction
The Song of Achilles Greece in the age of Heroes. Patroclus, an awkward young prince, has been exiled to Phthia to live in the shadow of King Peleus and his strong, beautiful 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 far deeper - despite the displeasure of Achilles's 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.

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A captivating retelling of the Iliad and events leading up to it through the point of view of Patroclus: it's a hard book to put down, and any classicist will be enthralled by her characterisation of the goddess Thetis, which carries the true savagery and chill of antiquity Donna Tartt The Times Christmas Books
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Miller, Madeline
Madeline Miller is the author of The Song of Achilles, which won the Orange Prize for Fiction 2012, was shortlisted for the Stonewall Writer of the Year 2012, was an instant New York Times bestseller, and was translated into twenty-five languages. Madeline holds an MA in Classics from Brown University, and she taught Latin, Greek and Shakespeare to high school students for over a decade. She has also studied at the University of Chicago's Committee on Social Thought, and at Yale School of Drama, where she focused on the adaptation of classical texts to modern forms. Her essays have appeared in publications including the Guardian, Wall Street Journal, Lapham's Quarterly and NPR.org. She lives outside Philadelphia.

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Einband Taschenbuch
Seitenzahl 368
Erscheinungsdatum 01.04.2012
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-1-4088-2198-5
Verlag Bloomsbury USA
Maße (L/B/H) 19,8/12,8/2,7 cm
Gewicht 267 g
Verkaufsrang 263
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Kristiane Müller, Thalia-Buchhandlung Hamburg

Eine der ältesten Geschichten der Weltliteratur neu und ganz anders erzählt! So poetisch und sympathisch sind mir Patroklos und Achilles noch nie begegnet, doch dem Trojanischen Krieg und der Vorbestimmung kann keiner entgehen. Taschentücher bereithalten.

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Beautiful
von einer Kundin/einem Kunden aus Großenkneten am 28.04.2020
Bewertet: Format: eBook (ePUB)

Madeline Miller knows what she is writing about, but nevertheless excels at adding her own fictional element to the myth without it feeling forced.

The Song of Achilles
von einer Kundin/einem Kunden am 19.03.2020

Das Leben des Achilles wird hier aus Sicht seines Gefährten Patroclus erzählt. Bildgewaltig und doch liebevoll beschrieben wird die bekannte Geschichte des Trojanischen Krieges widergegeben. Dabei werden Beweggründe aufgezeigt und Zusammenhänge verdeutlicht. Einige der größten Helden der Geschichte sind plötzlich zum Greifen nah!

Absolutely amazing.
von einer Kundin/einem Kunden am 25.10.2019
Bewertet: Einband: Taschenbuch

Ever since I first read this book, "the Song of Achilles" has been one of my favourites. Achilles's story is told by Patroclus, his dearest friend and - in this instance - lover. His retelling of a well-known story is heartfelt and full of love and emotion. It conveys the pain and love between them in a way that I hardly imagin... Ever since I first read this book, "the Song of Achilles" has been one of my favourites. Achilles's story is told by Patroclus, his dearest friend and - in this instance - lover. His retelling of a well-known story is heartfelt and full of love and emotion. It conveys the pain and love between them in a way that I hardly imagined possible. The characters are not perfect and aware of this, something rarely found in a book like this. The narrative might seem simple at first but it hits just the right notes in my opinion. After all it is a retelling of an old myth. And the language in those often is simple and slightly more precise than it would be nowadays. I absolutely recommend this book to everyone who wants a wonderful story that will pull on your heartstrings and will send your emotions on a beautiful roller-coaster of love and pain.