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The Resource The songs of the kings, Barry Unsworth

The songs of the kings, Barry Unsworth

Label
The songs of the kings
Title
The songs of the kings
Statement of responsibility
Barry Unsworth
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"As the harsh wind holds the Greek fleet trapped in the straits at Aulis, frustration and political impotence turn into a desire for the blood of a young and innocent woman - blood that will appease the gods and allow the troops to set sail. And when Iphigeneia, Agamemnon's beloved daughter, is brought to the coast under false pretenses, and when a knife is fashioned out of the finest and most precious of materials, it looks as if the ships will soon be on their way. But can a father really go to these lengths to secure political victory, and can a daughter willingly give up her life for the worldly ambitions of her father?" "Throwing off the heroic values we expect of them, Barry Unsworth's mythic characters embrace the political ethos of the twenty-first century and speak in words we recognize as our own. The blowhard Odysseus warns the men to not "marginalize" Agamemnon and to "strike while the bronze is hot." High-sounding principles clash with private motives, and dark comedy ensues."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1930-2012
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Unsworth, Barry
Dewey number
823/.914
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6071.N8
LC item number
S66 2003
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Iphigenia
  • Agamemnon
  • Agamemnon
  • Iphigenia
  • Greece
  • Troy (Extinct city)
  • Greeks
  • Mythology, Greek
  • Trojan War
  • Greeks
  • Mythology, Greek
  • Greece
  • Turkey
  • Turkey
Label
The songs of the kings, Barry Unsworth
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 337-338)
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
ocm49583075
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
338 pages
Isbn
9780385501149
Lccn
2002066845
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
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Label
The songs of the kings, Barry Unsworth
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 337-338)
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
ocm49583075
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
338 pages
Isbn
9780385501149
Lccn
2002066845
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
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