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Meet the Author with Madeline Miller

Madeline Miller author photo CIRCE jacket art event details

The Palos Verdes Library District will host Madeline Miller on Saturday, October 10, at 10:00 AM Pacific for a virtual event discussing Circe, The Song of Achilles, and the acquisition of Circe by HBO Max.

For more information, and to register, click here.

 

Event Date: 
Saturday, October 10, 2020 - 10:00am
Address: 
Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274
Books: 
Circe Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316556323
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Back Bay Books - April 14th, 2020

“Miller's lush, gold-lit novel — told from the perspective of the witch whose name in Greek has echoes of a hawk and a weaver's shuttle — paints another picture: of a fierce goddess who, yes, turns men into pigs, but only because they deserve it…. The character of Circe only occupies a few dozen lines of [The Odyssey], but Miller extracts worlds of meaning from Homer's short phrases.”  NPR.org


The Song of Achilles: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062060624
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Ecco - August 28th, 2012

“You don’t need to be familiar with Homer’s The Iliad (or Brad Pitt’s Troy, for that matter) to find Madeline Miller’s The Song of Achillesspellbinding. While classics scholar Miller meticulously follows Greek mythology, her explorations of ego, grief, and love’s many permutations are both familiar and new…. Miller treats the men’s mutual sexual passion with refreshing straightforwardness and convincingly casts their love in such mythic proportions that we’re convinced when Patroclus declares, “He is half of my soul, as the poets say.”

Liza Nelson, O Magazine, March 2012