The Resource An Iliad

An Iliad

Label
An Iliad
Title
An Iliad
Statement of responsibility
Alessandro Baricco ; translated from the Italian by Ann Goldstein
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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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Summary
Re-creates the events of the siege of Troy through the voices and perspectives of twenty-one Homeric heroes, capturing the motives, events, emotions, and drama of the era through the eyes of such characters as Andromache, Patroclus, Priam, and Achilles
Tone
Writing style
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143590
Cataloging source
DLC
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1958-
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Alessandro Baricco
Dewey number
853.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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1949-
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  • Homer
  • Goldstein, Ann
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True
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Fiction / General
Target audience
adult
Label
An Iliad
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300009196
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781847678508
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
An Iliad
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300009196
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781847678508
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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