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An Iliad by Alessandro Baricco

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An Iliad by Alessandro Baricco translated from the Italian by Ann Goldstein, 2006.

After enjoying Baricco’s novel Silk, I wanted to see what another one of his titles would be like. I found another interesting read in An Iliad. This work is laid out as a collection of short stories, or episodes, told by different characters found in Homer’s Iliad. In the opening, Baricco's note explains to the reader the changes he has made in his retelling of the siege of Troy. He has the characters tell their own stories from their own point of view, a technique I really liked. He also adjusts the antiquated into more modern terms to help the stories flow in a more understandable manner for today’s readers. Check catalog for availability.

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