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Silence Of The Girls

Silence Of The Girls - Barker, Pat - ISBN: 9780241338094
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Bindwijze: Boek, Paperback
Genre: Engelse taal, letterkunde en cultuur
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Beschrijving

The legend of The Iliad retold from the perspective of a woman: queen turned war prize, witness to history.

The great city of Troy is under siege as Greek heroes Achilles and Agamemnon wage bloody war over a stolen woman. In the Greek camp, another woman is watching and waiting: Briseis. She was a queen of this land until Achilles sacked her city and murdered her husband and sons. Now she is Achilles' concubine: a prize of battle.

Briseis is just one among thousands of women backstage in this war - the slaves and prostitutes, the nurses, the women who lay out the dead - all of them voiceless in history. But, though no one knows it yet, they are just ten weeks away from the death of Achilles and the Fall of Troy, an end to this long and bitter conflict. Briseis will see it all - and she will bear witness.

Details

Titel: Silence Of The Girls
auteur: Barker, Pat
Mediatype: Boek
Bindwijze: Paperback
Taal: Engels
Uitgever: Penguin Books Ltd
NUR: Engelse taal, letterkunde en cultuur
Afmetingen: 153 x 232 x 29
Gewicht: 416 gr
ISBN/ISBN13: 9780241338094
Intern nummer: 41270525

Recensie

When her city falls to the Greeks, Briseis's old life is shattered. She is transformed from queen to captive, from free woman to slave, awarded to the god-like warrior Achilles as a prize of war. And she's not alone. On the same day, and on many others in the course of a long and bitter war, innumerable women have been wrested from their homes and flung to the fighters.

The Trojan War is known as a man's story: a quarrel between men over a woman, stolen from her home and spirited across the sea. But what of the other women in this story, silenced by history? What words did they speak when alone with each other, in the laundry, at the loom, when laying out the dead?

In this magnificent historical novel, Pat Barker charts one woman's journey through the chaos of the most famous war in history, as she struggles to free herself and to become the author of her own story.

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