The Song of Achilles

English language

Published by Bloomsbury Publishing.

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978-1-4088-9138-4
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The Song of Achilles is a 2011 novel by American writer Madeline Miller. Set during the Greek Heroic Age, it is an adaptation of Homer's Iliad as told from the perspective of Patroclus. The novel follows Patroclus' relationship with Achilles, from their initial meeting to their exploits during the Trojan War, with focus on their romantic relationship. In 2012, The Song of Achilles was awarded the Orange Prize for Fiction.

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Forbered deg på å gråte mot slutten. Miller setter ord på så mange kjærlighets- og forelskelsesfølelser jeg ikke hadde lagt merke til selv. Fordi alle vet hva som skjer med Akilles til slutt, satt jeg gjennom hele boken og håpet på mer tid, akkurat som Patrokles gjorde. Men jeg angret aldri på å bla om, hver side var en fryd.

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A heart-breaking, utterly moving retelling of the story of Patroclus and Achilles as a queer romance. I highly recommend this. It kickstarted the whole trend of retellings of Classical mythologies, and with good reason -- because this is an excellent restatement of the story.

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