Madeline Miller, winner of the 2012 Orange Prize, reads from and discusses her debut novel, The Song of Achilles at The Center for Fiction. She has also studied at the Yale School of Drama, specializing in adapting classical tales for a modern audience. This book is an immense gift to anyone who reads to find their own bravery and quest.  After graduating from Brown University with a bachelor's and master's in Classics (2000 and 2001, respectively), Miller then went on to teach Latin, Greek and Shakespeare to high school students. "Â -- Mary Doria Russell, author ofÂ Epitaph, "Circe bears its own transformative magic, a power enabled by Miller's keen eye for beauty, adventure, and reinvention. , "Orange prize for fiction 2012 goes to Madeline Miller", "Orange Prize for Fiction goes to Madeline Miller's story of a love affair overshadowed by the Trojan War", "Paperback Q&A: Madeline Miller on The Song of Achilles", "Book Review: The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller", "First-time author Madeline Miller wins last-ever Orange Prize", "Madeline Miller Discusses 'The Song of Achilles, "Timothy Egan wins Chautauqua Prize for "Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher, "Review | The original nasty woman is a goddess for our times", "Circe, a Vilified Witch From Classical Mythology, Gets Her Own Epic", "Circe by Madeline Miller review – Greek classic thrums with contemporary relevance", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Madeline_Miller&oldid=973549220, Articles containing potentially dated statements from May 2012, All articles containing potentially dated statements, Wikipedia articles with BIBSYS identifiers, Wikipedia articles with MusicBrainz identifiers, Wikipedia articles with SUDOC identifiers, Wikipedia articles with WORLDCATID identifiers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 17 August 2020, at 20:56. "Â --- Helen Simonson, author ofÂ The Summer Before the WarÂ andÂ Major Pettigrew's Last Stand, âWith lyric beauty of language and melancholy evocative of Keatsâ âOde on a Grecian Urnâ, CIRCE asks all the big questions of existence while framing them in the life story of the famous goddess who had the magic of transformations.Â A veritable Whoâs Who of the gods of Olympus and the heroes of ancient Greece, Circe knows them all and we see them through her perceptive eyes. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Le Chant d'Achille (French Edition). Creative direction and website design by Adrian Kinloch Madeline Miller has now been added to my auto-buy author list as her books are amazing. Find Circe at your local bookstore, or online: Amazon Â Barnes and NobleÂ IndieBound, NPRâs âWeekend Edition Saturday,â:Â Books to Look Forward to in 2018, Esquire:Â The 27 Most Anticipated Books of 2018, Boston Globe:Â 25 books we canât wait to read in 2018, The Millions: The Most Anticipated: The Great 2018 Book Preview, Cosmopolitan:Â 33 Books to Get Excited About in 2018, Vox Magazine: Five New Books to Purchase This Springâ, Guardianâs (UK)Â Â Fiction: Unmissable culture of 2018, Southern Living:Â Best New Books Coming in Spring 2018, Book Riot: Most Anticipated Books of 2018, TORâsÂ The Books Weâre Looking Forward to in 2018, âA bold and subversive retelling of the goddessâs story that manages to be both epic and intimate in its scope, recasting the most infamous female figure from the Odyssey as a hero in her own right.ââThe New York Times, âMiller's lush, gold-lit novel â told from the perspective of the witch whose name in Greek has echoes of a hawk and a weaver's shuttle â paints another picture: of a fierce goddess who, yes, turns men into pigs, but only because they deserve itâ¦.Â The character of Circe only occupies a few dozen lines of [The Odyssey], but Miller extracts worlds of meaning from Homer's short phrases.âÂ âÂ NPR.org, âThis summerâs must-read novel â¦Â CirceÂ is poised to become the literary sensation of the summer, as much for the quality of its writing as its timelinessâ Â --Â SundayÂ TimesÂ, âCirce back as superwoman â¦ Bestowing modern feminist mores on classical texts may seem unwise, but its marvelous to see this Circe emerge through the haze, sympathetic and ringing true to 21st-century motivationsâ¦ â¦ BlisteringlyÂ modernâ-Â The Times, âLuminous â¦ Deft and compassionate â¦ A compelling and engagingly feminist piece of ancient fantasy â¦ Readers who know the source stories already will delight in the craft of Millerâs quietly revisionist amendments to these well-worn tales â¦ But Circe is also a brilliantly strange work of mythic science fiction, as effortlessly expressive within the palaces of gods as it is about the world below â¦ This is both a fabulous novel and a fascinating retelling; the best compliment, perhaps, that any myth could hope forâ-Â Â Daily Telegraph, âThink a novel based on Greek mythology isnât for you? livre j'ai rattrapé mon retard. She has also studied at the Yale School of Drama, specialising in adapting classical tales to a modern audience. Circe is also a smart read that has much to say about the long-term consequences of war and a culture that values violence and conquest over compassion and learning.â âDallas News, âMadeline Millerâs âCirceâ â the gorgeous and gimlet-eyed follow-up to her Orange Prize-winning first novel, âThe Song of Achilles.ââ âBoston Globe, âItâs so vivid, itâs so layered, you could get lost in it.Â Whether or not you think you like Greek Mythology itâs just great story telling.âÂ âWBURâs âHere & Nowâ, âMiller follows her impressive debut (The Song of Achilles) with a spirited novel about Circeâs evolution from insignificant nymph to formidable witch best known for turning Odysseusâs sailors into swineâ¦. Ici c'est une femme forte qui n'accepte pas que ce soit les dieux qui décident de son destin, elle le prends en main et ce n'est que du bonheur. That sense of physical devastation spoke deeply to me of a true and total intimacy between the two men. Miller spent ten years writing Song of Achilles while she worked as a Latin and Greek teacher.