Reimagining ‘The Iliad’ From a Woman’s Point of View

Books: ‘The Silence of the Girls’

Like Colm Toibin’s “House of Names,” or Margaret Atwood’s “The Penelopiad,” “The Silence of the Girls” by Pat Barker reframes an ancient Greek story from a perspective glossed over in an original telling.  Barker’s novel reimagines the story of the “Iliad” from behind camp lines — specifically, as seen through the eyes of the captured women of the Greeks during the final weeks of the Trojan War. 

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