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Ransom by David Malouf
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Category Type
Fiction & Literature
Book Language
English
Publisher
Chatto & Windus
Author
David Malouf
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What happens when a young prince falls in battle and his body is spirited away to be desecrated and dishonoured?His death is the battle price of another young man's death, but what price dishonour and a father's grief? In this exquisite gem of a novel, David Malouf shines new light on Homer's Iliad, adding twists and reflections, as well as flashes of earthy humour, to surprise and enchant. ...

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    Category Type
    Fiction & Literature
    Book Language
    English
    Publisher
    Chatto & Windus
    Item EAN
    2724325545708
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    Author
    David Malouf
    Category Type
    Fiction & Literature
    Book Language
    English
    Publisher
    Chatto & Windus
    Item EAN
    2724325545708
    People
    Author
    David Malouf
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    Description:

    What happens when a young prince falls in battle and his body is spirited away to be desecrated and dishonoured?His death is the battle price of another young man's death, but what price dishonour and a father's grief? In this exquisite gem of a novel, David Malouf shines new light on Homer's

    What happens when a young prince falls in battle and his body is spirited away to be desecrated and dishonoured?His death is the battle price of another young man's death, but what price dishonour and a father's grief? In this exquisite gem of a novel, David Malouf shines new light on Homer's Iliad, adding twists and reflections, as well as flashes of earthy humour, to surprise and enchant. His version opens with Achilles, maddened by grief at the death of his friend Patroclus. From the walls of Troy, King Priam watches the body of his son Hector being dragged behind Achilles' chariot. There must be a way, he thinks, of reclaiming the body of pitting compromise against heroics, new ways against the old, and of forcing the hand of fate.Dressed simply and in a cart pulled by a mule, an old man sets off for the Greek camp Lyrical, immediate and heartbreaking, Malouf's fable engraves the epic themes of the Trojan war onto a perfect miniature themes of war and heroics, hubris and humanity, chance and fate, the bonds between soldiers, fathers and sons, all newly burnished and brilliantly recast for our times.



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    • Language of Text: English

    • Publication Year: 2009

    • Number of Pages: 240

    • ISBN: 9780701184155

    • Product Dimensions: 13.6 x 2.2 x 20.6 cm

 

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