Posts tagged Madeline Miller

The Song of Achilles

The bodice-ripper gets a gay makeover in Madeline Miller’s The Song of Achilles and, for the most part, the transformation works. The bulk of the novel coasts on the slow-to-consummate attraction between Patroclus, an exiled…

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We Can be Gyros

Democracy, spiral staircases, roasted-meat-filled pita bread with tzatziki sauce, and Homer. The Greeks are certainly not short on gifts provided to the world at large. But let’s focus our attention on last of the list,…

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