Dimenticate Troia, gli scenari di guerra, i duelli, il sangue, la morte. Dimenticate la violenza e le stragi, la crudeltà e l'orrore. E seguite invece il cammino di due giovani, prima amici, poi amanti e infine anche compagni d'armi - due giovani splendidi per gioventù e bellezza, destinati a concludere la loro vita sulla pianura troiana e a rimanere uniti per sempre con le ceneri mischiate in una sola, preziosissima urna. Madeline Miller, studiosa e docente di antichità classica, rievoca la storia d'amore e di morte di Achille e Patroclo, piegando il ritmo solenne dell'epica alla ricostruzione di una vicenda che ha lasciato scarse ma inconfondibili tracce: un legame tra uomini spogliato da ogni morbosità e restituito alla naturalezza con cui i greci antichi riconobbero e accettarono l'omosessualità. Patroclo muore al posto di Achille, per Achille, e Achille non vuole più vivere senza Patroclo. Sulle mura di Troia si profilano due altissime ombre che oscurano l'ormai usurata vicenda di Elena e Paride.
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- Data di uscita: 10-01-2019
”We were like gods, at the dawning of the world, and our joy was so bright we could see nothing else but the other.” This book!!! Gosh I loved this book!!! The moment I read the first page I was already certain of two things: 1.) This would become one of my all-time favourites and I’d gush about it Leggi tutto
Madeline Miller did what the movie producers of the film Troy (2004) were too cowardly to do; she stayed true to the homosexuality of Homer’s Iliad rather than writing a censored version of the story which stank of homophobia. Achilles and Patroclus were passionately in love, which resulted in thei Leggi tutto
Watch the video review here: "Achilles. Who was he if not miraculous, and radiant? Who was he if not destined for fame?" Reading this is like reading Romeo and Juliet. We all know the story. We all know the outcome. We all know that our desperate prayers for someone, anyone to step in and save
A new take on the Iliad, written by a high school classics teacher -- how could I not read this? The Song of Achilles retells the story of Greece's greatest hero from the point of view of his best friend Patroclus. The big twist: Madeline Miller casts the story as a romance between Achilles and Pat
"Name one hero who was happy . . . You can't . . . I'll tell you a secret . . . I'm going to be the first." Achilles is destined to become the greatest warrior of his generation. But before that, he is just a boy growing up in Phthia with his devoted companion Patroclus by his side. The two are s
"The never-ending ache of love and sorrow." There are a few books I come across everyday while going through my GR feed, and The Song of Achilles is at top of that list. Rightly so, I have to agree, the heart-wrenching ending notwithstanding. Spoiling this book for future readers would be a crime, so Leggi tutto
I hereby award ALL THE STARS in the universe to The Song of Achilles , a story equal parts epic and heartbreaking. Audiobook gold!!! I knew nothing about this going in, besides the fact that it is based off the events in Homer's epic, The Illiad . Despite the fact that I took 4-years of Latin in high sc Leggi tutto
I am going to disagree with the Orange Prize committee. I am going to disagree with thousands of goodreads reviewers. This book is crap. Okay, all you trolls. Go ahead and tell me what a philistine I am, how ignorant I am of Greek literature and mythology, and how my failure to appreciate this book r Leggi tutto
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‘we were like gods at the dawning of the world, and our joy was so bright we could see nothing else but the other.’ i must be a masochist because i can think of no other reason to endure the emotional and stunning pain of this story for a fourth time. but here i am. crying for my sweet, sweet pat Leggi tutto
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