Madeline Miller

  • CIRCE

    Madeline Miller

    Fruit des amours d'un dieu et d'une mortelle, Circé la nymphe grandit parmi les divinités de l'Olympe. Mais son caractère étonne. Détonne. On la dit sorcière, parce qu'elle aime changer les choses. Plus humaine que céleste, parce qu'elle est sensible. En l'exilant sur une île déserte, comme le fut jadis Prométhée pour avoir trop aimé les hommes, ses pairs ne lui ont-ils pas plutôt rendu service ? Ici, l'immortelle peut choisir qui elle est. Demi-déesse, certes, mais femme avant tout. Puissante, libre, amoureuse...

  • Le chant d'Achille

    Madeline Miller

    Ce ne sont encore que des enfants : Patrocle est aussi chétif et maladroit qu'Achille est solaire, puissant, promis par sa déesse de mère à la gloire des immortels. En grandissant côte à côte, l'amitié surgit entre ces deux êtres si dissemblables. Indéfectible.
    Quand, à l'appel du roi Agamemnon, les deux jeunes princes se joignent au siège de Troie, la sagesse de l'un et la colère de l'autre pourraient bien faire dévier le cours de la guerre... Au risque de faire mentir l'Olympe et ses oracles.

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  • Anglais Song of Achilles

    Madeline Miller

    A breathtakingly original rendering of the Trojan War - a devastating love story and a tale of gods and kings, immortal fame and the human heart

  • SHORTLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2019 Woman. Witch. Myth. Mortal. Outcast. Lover. Destroyer. Survivor. CIRCE.

    In the house of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. Circe is a strange child - not powerful and terrible, like her father, nor gorgeous and mercenary like her mother. Scorned and rejected, Circe grows up in the shadows, at home in neither the world of gods or mortals. But Circe has a dark power of her own: witchcraft. When her gift threatens the gods, she is banished to the island of Aiaia where she hones her occult craft, casting spells, gathering strange herbs and taming wild beasts. Yet a woman who stands alone will never be left in peace for long - and among her island's guests is an unexpected visitor: the mortal Odysseus, for whom Circe will risk everything.

    So Circe sets forth her tale, a vivid, mesmerizing epic of family rivalry, love and loss - the defiant, inextinguishable song of woman burning hot and bright through the darkness of a man's world.

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  • Greece in the age of Heroes. Patroclus, an awkward young prince, has been exiled to the kingdom of Phthia. Here he is nobody, just another unwanted boy living in the shadow of King Peleus and his golden son, Achilles.

    Achilles, 'best of all the Greeks', is everything Patroclus is not - strong, beautiful, the child of a goddess - and by all rights their paths should never cross. Yet one day, Achilles takes the shamed prince under his wing and soon their tentative companionship gives way to a steadfast friendship. As they grow into young men skilled in the arts of war and medicine, their bond blossoms into something far deeper - despite the displeasure of Achilles's mother Thetis, a cruel and deathly pale sea goddess with a hatred of mortals.

    Fate is never far from the heels of Achilles. When word comes that Helen of Sparta has been kidnapped, the men of Greece are called upon to lay siege to Troy in her name. Seduced by the promise of a glorious destiny, Achilles joins their cause, Torn between love and fear for his friend, Patroclus follows Achilles into war, little knowing that the years that follow will test everything they have learned, everything they hold dear. And that, before he is ready, he will be forced to surrender his friend to the hands of Fate.

    Profoundly moving and breathtakingly original, this rendering of the epic Trojan War is a dazzling feat of the imagination, a devastating love story, and an almighty battle between gods and kings, peace and glory, immortal fame and the human heart.

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