The Songs of the Kings Paperback – 25 Sep 2003
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"Incandescent...One of the three most important British novelists at work today...It is impossible to read [this novel] without feeling an immediacy both unbearable and profound, as if this week's headlines were being incised into the conscience and the heart...Unsworth has combined several versions of the Iphigenia myth to set up an entrancing, frightening mystery." -- Richard Eder "Detail so precise you can almost smell the cook fires...Almost magical capacity for literary time travel." -- Neil Gordon "Elegant, profound, and wonder-provoking...Unsworth's writing is unrivaled, he gets better and better, and his versatility is breathtaking. His novels are close to perfect in an imperfect literary world." -- Ruth Rendell "Intellectually agile, thrillingly stylish...The Songs of the Kings effortlessly proves that modern life is the stuff of ancient myth." "A beautifully measured entertainment given gravity by how accurately it reflects the present political zeal to control the media." "Unsworth's story never falters." "Brilliantly told. This short, sharp tale deserves to be on the shelves of revisionists and purists alike." --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
About the Author
Barry Unsworth is the author of many novels, including Pascali's Island, Morality Play, Sacred Hunger and Losing Nelson. He lives in Italy.