The Silence of the Girls

by Pat Barker | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0241983215 Global Overview for this book
Registered by winggreenbadgerwing of St Albans, Hertfordshire United Kingdom on 6/8/2021
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Journal Entry 1 by winggreenbadgerwing from St Albans, Hertfordshire United Kingdom on Tuesday, June 8, 2021
This is just brilliant. The story of the Trojan war is reimagined from the viewpoint of Queen Briseis, taken as a spoil of war by Achilles who has killed her family, and then later a pawn in the power-play between Achilles and Agamemnon. The women in the camp are powerless, slaves, having no voice, putting up with rape and degradation to stay alive. This is wonderfully well-portrayed, the tensions between the soldiers, the growing filth in the camp, the difficulties of having a goddess as a mother... and most of all, the suffering and endurance of the women who have been written out of history.

Journal Entry 2 by winggreenbadgerwing at The Ridgeway in Goring, Oxfordshire United Kingdom on Wednesday, July 21, 2021

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