Friday, 15 May 2020
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Cost: Free for WICE members and €5 for guests
Madeline Miller’s award-winning novel is inspired by Circe, the sorceress of Greek mythology, who has a bit part in the Odyssey -- she enchants Odysseus as he tries to return home from the Trojan War. From this slender reference, Miller weaves an extraordinary and fulfilling tapestry of gods and mortals, touching on morality, pragmatism, ambition and survival.
‘Miller knows that, as with the best magical realism, the real power doesn’t lie in the ostensible facts of the narrative, but in its psychology. And that is where Miller anchors her story....’ The Guardian.
‘A bold and subversive retelling of the goddess's story … both epic and intimate in its scope, recasting the most infamous female figure from the Odyssey as a hero in her own right.’ The New York Times.
‘Un charme absolument envoûtant.’ Le Monde des Livres
You may read the book in your language of choice. Discussions are in both French and English.
Photo Credit: Madeline Miller
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