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The Resource The siege of Troy, Theodor Kallifatides ; translated from the Swedish by Marlaine Delargy

The siege of Troy, Theodor Kallifatides ; translated from the Swedish by Marlaine Delargy

Label
The siege of Troy
Title
The siege of Troy
Statement of responsibility
Theodor Kallifatides ; translated from the Swedish by Marlaine Delargy
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • swe
  • eng
Summary
"Bombs fall over a Greek village during World War II, and a teacher takes her students to a cave for shelter. There she tells them about another war when the Greeks besieged Troy. Day after day, she recounts how the Greeks suffer from thirst, heat, and homesickness, and how the opponents meet army against army, man against man. Helmets are cleaved, heads fly, blood flows. And everything had begun when Prince Paris of Troy fell in love with king of Sparta Menelaus's wife, the beautiful Helen, and escaped with her to his homeland. Now Helen stands atop the city walls to witness the horrors set in motion by her flight. When her current and former loves face each other in battle, she knows that, whatever happens, she will be losing. Theodor Kallifatides provides remarkable psychological insight in his version of The Iliad, downplaying the role of the gods and delving into the mindsets of its mortal heroes."--Provided by publisher
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Cataloging source
ICU/DLC
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1938-
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Kallifatides, Theodor
Dewey number
839.73/74
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated to English from the Swedish
LC call number
PT9876.21.A45
LC item number
S58513 2019
Literary form
fiction
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  • Delargy, Marlaine
  • Homer
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  • Homer
  • Helen
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Trojan War
  • Troy (Extinct city)
  • Greece
  • Helen
  • Greece
  • Turkey
Label
The siege of Troy, Theodor Kallifatides ; translated from the Swedish by Marlaine Delargy
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Originally published in Swedish as Slaget om Troja in 2018 by Albert Bonniers Förlag, Stockholm"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1079845815
Dimensions
19 cm
Extent
203 pages
Isbn
9781590519714
Lccn
2018059179
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
15896719
Label
The siege of Troy, Theodor Kallifatides ; translated from the Swedish by Marlaine Delargy
Publication
Note
"Originally published in Swedish as Slaget om Troja in 2018 by Albert Bonniers Förlag, Stockholm"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1079845815
Dimensions
19 cm
Extent
203 pages
Isbn
9781590519714
Lccn
2018059179
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
15896719

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