Award-winning poet Simon Armitage dramatizes the tale of Troy, animating this vintage epic for a brand new new release of readers.
Following his hugely acclaimed dramatization of the Odyssey, Simon Armitage the following takes at the destiny of Troy, bringing Homer’s Iliad to lifestyles with fresh creative imaginative and prescient. within the ultimate days of the Trojan struggle, the Trojans and the Greeks are stuck in a sour stalemate. Exhausted and determined after ten years of battle, gods and males conflict between themselves for the distinction of popularity and a hand in victory. Cleverly intertwining the Iliad and the Aeneid, Armitage poetically narrates the story of Troy to its dire finish, evoking an international laid low with deceit, clash, and a dangerous predilection for satisfaction and envy. As with the Odyssey, Armitage unearths the echoes of old delusion in our modern war-torn panorama, and reinvigorates the vintage epics with experience, ardour, and, strangely, Shakespearean wit.
Praise for The Odyssey: A Dramatic Retelling of Homer’s Epic:
“So incredible. . . . Armitage ’s love of the Greek epic is obvious in nearly each line.”—New York Times