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The Songs of the Kings By Barry Unsworth

The Songs of the Kings by Barry Unsworth

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Summary

The Trojan War is about to break out, and Agamemnon will do anything to enable the Greek fleet to set sail with the wind behind him. Even the sacrifice of his daughter Iphigeneia is not too much to ask. A 21st century approach to the cast of Homeric characters.

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The Songs of the Kings by Barry Unsworth

Barry Unsworth's new novel stands the world on its head as a cast of Homeric characters find their high-sounding principles clashing with private motives...The Trojan War is about to break out, and Agamemnon will do anything to enable the Greek fleet to set sail with the wind behind him. Even the sacrifice of his daughter Iphigeneia is not too much to ask. This, however, is a very modern cast of Homeric characters, and throwing off the heroic values we expect of them, they have embraced the political ethos of the twenty-first century and speak in words we recognise as our own.

About Barry Unsworth

Barry Unsworth is the author of many novels, including SACRED HUNGER which was joint-winner of the 1992 Booker Prize. He lives in Italy.

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GOR010852473
9780241137017
0241137012
The Songs of the Kings by Barry Unsworth
Used - Like New
Hardback
Penguin Books Ltd
2002-09-05
256
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The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins

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