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WordSmitten :: The Song of Achilles :: Madeline Miller

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From the shadow of Greek mythology bursts a profoundly enlightening debut novel by Madeline Miller, who touches on the topics of love between men, of courage from the quietly tempered, and of the burdens of legacy. In her debut novel, Madeline Miller takes on the arcane, the myth, and the wit of ancient Greek myths. In this segment, Kate Sullivan interviews Miller who credits her students with fleshing out this modern day blending of mythological characters. Miller is the winner of the British-based Orange Prize for Fiction. 

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