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    PDF or EBOOK (A Thousand Ships) ¸ Natalie Haynes sometimes it feels as if my hearts only purpose is to beat for greek mythology and this book is a gift straight from zeus himself to give me life this retelling of the trojan war including the actions that lead up to it and the conseuences that followed is uite refreshing whilst classic myths tell about the glory and conuests of men this focuses on the often overlooked presence of women elegantly written from the narration of call

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    PDF or EBOOK (A Thousand Ships) ¸ Natalie Haynes Natalie Haynes í 7 Free read Free read ✓ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB í Natalie Haynes There are so many ways of telling a war the entire conflict can be encapsulated in just one incident One man's anger at the behaviour of another say A whole war all 10 years of it might be distilled into that But t

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    PDF or EBOOK (A Thousand Ships) ¸ Natalie Haynes Third read of the 2020 Women's Prize for Fiction longlist DNF at page 57 This is a slight improvement on the 2019

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    Natalie Haynes í 7 Free read PDF or EBOOK (A Thousand Ships) ¸ Natalie Haynes I find it extraordinary that a classicist can claim that the women from the Trojan cycle are 'forgotten ignored hidden' As if all those Athenian plays built around the figures and words of the women in these stori

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    characters A Thousand Ships Natalie Haynes í 7 Free read PDF or EBOOK (A Thousand Ships) ¸ Natalie Haynes Looks like female orientated classical retellings are continuing into 2019 and you will not see me arguing with this delightful trend at allllll

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    Natalie Haynes í 7 Free read Free read ✓ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB í Natalie Haynes characters A Thousand Ships Longlisted for the 2020 Women's Prize for Fiction45 StarsThis is another retelling of the Trojan War The novel covers events which happened before and during Homer’s two epic poems The Iliad and The Odyssey However with this retelling we have something which has not been done before The story is told from the female characters

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    PDF or EBOOK (A Thousand Ships) ¸ Natalie Haynes Natalie Haynes í 7 Free read characters A Thousand Ships ARC received in exchange for an honest review 35 starsA Thousand Ships is an epic undertaking tackling not only The Trojan War but it’s long and drawn out aftermath all told from the women’s perspective Always there ever present this is their story From slave to ueen to goddess this is how they all became involved in the mighty Trojan War and what befell them when the great city burned I would say that befo

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    PDF or EBOOK (A Thousand Ships) ¸ Natalie Haynes I am conflicted This delivered what it set out to do which is an account of the Trojan war from a multitude of female perspectives My issue was that this is precisely what it did This was a retelling of the most straight up kind The perspectives were sometimes too brief for me to get a feel for the character behind it and others were dwelt on but never returned to so that I felt my growing empathy severed before it ha

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    characters A Thousand Ships Free read ✓ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB í Natalie Haynes Natalie Haynes í 7 Free read Now published in paperback I’m not offering him the story of one woman during the Trojan War I’m offering him the story of all the women in

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Free read A Thousand Ships 107 “With her trademark passion wit and fierce feminism Natalie Haynes gives much needed voice to the silenced women of the Trojan War” Madeline Miller author of CirceShortlisted for the Women’s Prize for Fiction a gorgeous retelling of the Trojan War from the perspectives of the many women involved in its causes and conseuences for fans of Madeline MillerThis is the women’s war just as much as i. sometimes it feels as if my hearts only purpose is to beat for greek mythology and this book is a gift straight from zeus himself to give me life this retelling of the trojan war including the actions that lead up to it and the conseuences that followed is uite refreshing whilst classic myths tell about the glory and conuests of men this focuses on the often overlooked presence of women elegantly written from the narration of calliope the goddess of epic poetry the reader is given a uniue perspective that is often ignored as calliope answers the pleas of a poet she provides a compilation of the many women goddesses greeks and trojans alike whose lives were affected by the war and although this isnt told in chronological order but rather an anthology of stories the narrative is uite exceptional the writing provides such a vivid characterisation that even in the shortest of chaptersstories i felt so connected to the womenthis is a must read for fans of greek mythology especially those looking for a new perspective of a classic story 45 stars

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Free read A Thousand Ships 107 Who fought Achilles on their behalf to Penelope awaiting the return of Odysseus to the three goddesses whose feud started it all these are the stories of the women whose lives loves and rivalries were forever altered by this long and tragic war A woman’s epic powerfully imbued with new life A Thousand Ships puts the women girls and goddesses at the center of the Western world’s great tale ever to. Longlisted for the 2020 Women s Prize for Fiction45 StarsThis is another retelling of the Trojan War The novel covers events which happened before and during Homer s two epic poems The Iliad and The Odyssey However with this retelling we have something which has not been done before The story is told from the female characters perspective Be they mortals ueens or gods all the characters are female with the male characters taking a back seatThe story begins with the sacking of Troy The Greeks last ditch effort the trick that spawned the saying beware Greeks bearing gifts the Trojan Horse has worked and the Greeks are within the walls raping and pillaging Frustrations of ten long years of fighting being taken out on the people of TroyThe very first chapter belongs to Calliope the muse who is refusing to help Homer compose his epic poem She will not help him until she receives an offering as all mortals must do This is one of my favourite parts of the novel Calliope will pop up again and again following Homer as he composes his poem Yes in a genius stroke Haynes takes Homer out of the narrative replacing him with Calliope the chief of all the muses and epic poetry ensuring that the story being told from the female perspective begins right from the startHaynes gives voices to characters who are integral to the original tale and yet almost never got to open their mouths in the original poems Characters such as Briseis and Chryseis Without these two women there would have been no plague Achilles would not have withdrawn his forces from the war Patroclus would not have taken his place etc these two women in the original poem are vital characters without a voiceThe structure of the narrative is very similar to Colleen McCullough s retelling Song of Troy in that each chapter is devoted to one character and their perspective There are a number of chapters however entitled The Trojan Women and in these chapters we find the royal women of Troy Priam s wife and daughters Hector s wife waiting to find out their fateAbout half the novel is devoted to Penelope Odysseus wife writing letters to him waiting and longing for his return She learns through Homer s poems the trials that Odysseus is going through and his struggles while Penelope struggles to believe the poets words we find what it is like for her waiting twenty years for Odysseus to return to her Haynes shines a light on her painAt times the novel feels almost like an anthology of Greek myths and the narrative is not chronological with chapters weaving back and forth However they are all brilliantly connected and the reader never loses their way In fact Haynes has done a marvellous job placing the various chapters in the order they are Even somebody who has never read Homer would find it difficult to get lostI do believe that lovers of Homer and his epic poems will get out of this novel but as with the other retellings I also think that this book will be enjoyable for all It may even convince some people to read the wonderful works of Homer 45 Stars

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Free read A Thousand Ships 107 T is the men’s They have waited long enough for their turn This was never the story of one woman or two It was the story of them all In the middle of the night a woman wakes to find her beloved city engulfed in flames Ten seemingly endless years of conflict between the Greeks and the Trojans are over Troy has fallenFrom the Trojan women whose fates now lie in the hands of the Greeks to the princess. I find it extraordinary that a classicist can claim that the women from the Trojan cycle are forgotten ignored hidden As if all those Athenian plays built around the figures and words of the women in these stories never existed Euripides The Trojan Women Hecuba Andromache Aeschylus Clytemnestra Ovid s Heroides which rewrites epic from the points of view of women such as Penelope Helen and Laodamia even Ovid s Metamorphoses which gives us a subversive Calliope alongside the other muses It s disingenuous and it also leaves the stories in this book feeling derivative mundane and unimaginative Just look at what Atwood did with Penelope in her The Penelopiad for an original take on classical texts Two stars because Kalliope is amusing

  • Hardcover
  • 368
  • A Thousand Ships
  • Natalie Haynes
  • en
  • 23 October 2020
  • 9780063065390