Circe

Circe
A Book

by Madeline Miller

  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2018-04-10
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 0316556335
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"A bold and subversive retelling of the goddess's story," this #1 New York Times bestseller is "both epic and intimate in its scope, recasting the most infamous female figure from the Odyssey as a hero in her own right" (Alexandra Alter, The New York Times). In the house of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. But Circe is a strange child -- not powerful, like her father, nor viciously alluring like her mother. Turning to the world of mortals for companionship, she discovers that she does possess power -- the power of witchcraft, which can transform rivals into monsters and menace the gods themselves. Threatened, Zeus banishes her to a deserted island, where she hones her occult craft, tames wild beasts and crosses paths with many of the most famous figures in all of mythology, including the Minotaur, Daedalus and his doomed son Icarus, the murderous Medea, and, of course, wily Odysseus. But there is danger, too, for a woman who stands alone, and Circe unwittingly draws the wrath of both men and gods, ultimately finding herself pitted against one of the most terrifying and vengeful of the Olympians. To protect what she loves most, Circe must summon all her strength and choose, once and for all, whether she belongs with the gods she is born from, or the mortals she has come to love. With unforgettably vivid characters, mesmerizing language, and page-turning suspense, Circe is a triumph of storytelling, an intoxicating epic of family rivalry, palace intrigue, love and loss, as well as a celebration of indomitable female strength in a man's world. #1 New York Times Bestseller -- named one of the Best Books of the Year by NPR, the Washington Post, People, Time, Amazon, Entertainment Weekly, Bustle, Newsweek, the A.V. Club, Christian Science Monitor, Refinery 29, Buzzfeed, Paste, Audible, Kirkus, Publishers Weekly, Thrillist, NYPL, Self, Real Simple, Goodreads, Boston Globe, Electric Literature, BookPage, the Guardian, Book Riot, Seattle Times, and Business Insider.

Odysseus in America

Odysseus in America
Combat Trauma and the Trials of Homecoming

by Jonathan Shay

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2003-11-04
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 074321157X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The author of Achilles in Vietnam explores the problems faced by combat veterans when they re-enter American life, using Homer's Odyssey as an allegorical template and advocating changes in American military practice that could help prevent psychological and moral injury to military personnel. Reprint. 10,000 first printing.

Circle of Treason

Circle of Treason
A CIA Account of Traitor Aldrich Ames and the Men He Betrayed

by Sandra Grimes,Jeanne Vertefeuille

  • Publisher : Naval Inst Press
  • Release : 2013
  • Pages : 228
  • ISBN : 9781591143963
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Circle of Treason details the authors' personal involvement in the hunt for and eventual identification of a Soviet mole in the CIA during the 1980s and 1990s.

The Odyssey

The Odyssey
A Book

by Homer

  • Publisher : W. W. Norton
  • Release : 2018-11-06
  • Pages : 592
  • ISBN : 9780393356250
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Composed at the rosy-fingered dawn of world literature almost three millennia ago, The Odyssey is a poem about violence and the aftermath of war; about wealth, poverty and power; about marriage and family; about travelers, hospitality, and the yearning for home.This fresh, authoritative translation captures the beauty of this ancient poem as well as the drama of its narrative. Its characters are unforgettable, none more so than the "complicated" hero himself, a man of many disguises, many tricks, and many moods, who emerges in this version as a more fully rounded human being than ever before.Written in iambic pentameter verse and a vivid, contemporary idiom, Emily Wilson's Odyssey sings with a voice that echoes Homer's music; matching the number of lines in the Greek original, the poem sails along at Homer's swift, smooth pace.A fascinating, informative introduction explores the Bronze Age milieu that produced the epic, the poem's major themes, the controversies about its origins, and the unparalleled scope of its impact and influence. Maps drawn especially for this volume, a pronunciation glossary, and extensive notes and summaries of each book make this is an Odyssey that will be treasured by a new generation of readers.

The Norton Anthology of World Literature

The Norton Anthology of World Literature
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2012
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9780393933666
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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