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summary House of Names 108 R nine years at warJudged despised cursed by gods she has long since lost faith in Clytemnestra reveals the tragic saga that led to these bloody actions how her husband deceived her eldest daughter Iphigeneia with a promise of marriage to Achilles only to sacrifice her because that is what he was told would make the winds blow in his favor and take him to Troy; how she seduced and collaborated with the prisoner Aegisthus who shared her bed in the dark and could kill; how Agamemnon came back with a lover himself; and how Clytemnestra finally achieved her vengeance for his stunning betrayal his uest for victory greater than his love for his childIn House of Names Colm Tóibín brings a modern sensibility and la. Everything old is new again or so goes the thought process when there s a retelling or reimagining of or reengaging with a classic text As a writer dipping into a well of classic material must be exciting filled with rich characters and deep moral human uestions that transcend space and time But as a reader it can be a bit sticky going to wade into this world of retellings especially if one is a lover of the source material You hope they get it right stick the landing tell their own tale while reminding how much you loved or hated or were challenged by the old one And even though I lean on the purist side and tend to wonder afterwards if a retelling was necessary I seemingly never fail to read these reimaginings in spite of my varied reactions Fortunately for me though Colm Toibin may not improve upon the epic language and poetry that covers the fall of the House of Atreus from the likes of Aeschylus Euripidies and Sophocles his House of Names toes the line between retelling the major motivations and machinations that create the vicious cycle of vengeance amidst the Atreides and bringing some fresh clean modern prose and perspective to an ancient tale of family power and violence I would probably give this 35 stars but round up to 4 because I did find it successful overall I was engaged with Toibin s versions of Clytemnestra especially as well as Electra Orestes to a lesser extent and I was looking for my copy of Edith Hamilton s Mythology Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes and wondering if I should dust off my high school copies of Agamemnon The Libation Bearers and Iphigenia in Aulis I went out and looked at the sky And all I had then to help me was the leftover language of prayer What had once been powerful and added meaning to everything was now desolate strange with its own sad brittle power with its memory locked in its rhythms of a vivid past when our words rose up and found completion Now our words are trapped in time they are filled with limits they are mere distractions they are as fleeting and monotonous as breath They keep us alive and maybe that is something at least for the moment for which we should be grateful There is nothing else Toibin s Clytemnestra is our main view point for the majority of the book covering the main action of the Atredies of the Ancient Greek It s no spoiler in the blurb and assumed you know going in that pretty much everyone dies and most at the hands of or with tacit approval by family Toibin though gives a well rounded portrait of Clytemnestra a woman who murders her husband and his prized princessslaveconcubine out of vengeance for the murder of her daughter slain to appease gods Clytemnestra no longer truly believes in or believes care for the fates and actions of humankind Clytemnestra is not necessarily given the same treatment in modern culture that say Medea is as a tragic figure pushed into acts of evil but Toibin is able to humanize her and seeing from her perspective how her voice is literally silenced as her daughter is put to death we gain some empathy and respect as she claws back into strength and power and plots her vengeance though our sympathy strains as she does evil to others of Argos whether in some madness or coldness of heart Toibin rightly jumps perspectives to Electra or Orestes as we fully wrestle with the complexities of Clytemnestra s character and actions and the perceived rightness or wrongness of the varying cases of filicide mariticide and matricide we encounter But rather than the interventions of the gods from Aeschylus and company Toibin emphasizes the human element the mortal flaws and desires and feelings that push and pull these Atreides into their appointed positions in tragedy history Among the gods now there is no one who offers me assistance or oversees my actions or knows my mind There is no one among the gods to whom I appeal I live alone in the shivering solitary knowledge that the time of the gods has passedOur appeal to the gods is the same as the appeal a star makes in the sky above us before it falls it is a sound we cannot hear a sound to which even if we did hear it we would be fully indifferent There s a timeliness and an urgency to Toibin s retelling of this classic tragedy as in the 21st century it s easier than ever to see and confront the unspeakable evils that man inflicts upon one another between strangers between family members between members of tribes similar and dissimilar It s a dark tale of old and of new only reaching a sort of detente in the plays of Aeschylus after justice is finally achieved Orestes is tried and the cycle of and importance of vengeance is broken to give way to the rule of law Here things end ambiguously just as in the modern era faith in the rule of law and the ideals of blind justice are somewhat compromised and every now and again evil and horror rear their heads and prompt instinctual reactions to call for an eye for an eye or some older code of retribution perhaps less ideal but in some ways satisfying Toibin s characters receive no real peace for all their machinations and murders they re an original cautionary tale and Clytemnestra s silence Orestes uncertainty Electra s increasing marginalization all speak to a mixed outcome when trying to right wrongs along the path of vengeance And Toibin is not afraid to tangle directly with the Ancient Greek tragedians he gives Iphigenia her speech seemingly reconciling her to her fate but subverts the idea that better a single man should see the light than ten thousand women and her happy submission to benefit Hellas with her instead cursing and fighting to the last to live and Clytemnestra needing to be physically restrained and removed from getting to her daughter and cursing the men who would lay hands upon her There is no miraculous rescue of Artemis inserted after the fact though ghosts and spirits appear in Toibin s Argos there is little real strength or character after death for any of the Atreides We live in a strange time Electra said A time when the gods are fading Some of us still see them but there are times when we don t Their power is waning Soon it will be a different world It will be ruled by the light of day Soon it will be a world barely worth inhabiting House of Names is not a life affirming read it s a retold classic tragedy still hitting the same beats that echo off the dark places in all of us perhaps resonating in a new way as part of a 21st century audience But it worked overall for me in terms of considering the work on its own merits and contemplating its relevance in the modern era and inspiring me to revisit the various source materials that still capture so well the beauty in human behavior though base frail morally right or wrong received ARC on edelweiss thanks to Scribner and Simon Schuster Thief of Hearts of marriage to Achilles A Nation by Rights: National Cultures, Sexual Identity Politics, and the Discourse of Rights (Queer Politics, Queer Theories) only to sacrifice her because that is what he was told would make the winds blow in his favor and take him to Troy; how she seduced and collaborated with the prisoner Aegisthus who shared her bed in the dark and could kill; how Agamemnon came back with a lover himself; and how Clytemnestra finally achieved her vengeance for his stunning betrayal his uest for victory greater than his love for his childIn House My Dinosaur of Names Colm Tóibín brings a modern sensibility and la. 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summary House of Names 108 Nguage to an ancient classic and gives this extraordinary character new life so that we not only believe Clytemnestra’s thirst for revenge but applaud it He brilliantly inhabits the mind of one of Greek myth’s most powerful villains to reveal the love lust and pain she feels Told in fours parts this is a fiercely dramatic portrait of a murderess who will herself be murdered by her own son Orestes It is Orestes’ story too his capture by the forces of his mother’s lover Aegisthus his escape and his exile And it is the story of the vengeful Electra who watches over her mother and Aegisthus with cold anger and slow calculation until on the return of her brother she has the fates of both of them in her han. Colm Toibin is a brilliant writer with great range House of Names is as far from Brooklyn which is as far from The Master as you can imagine A retelling of the Greek tragedy of Agamemnon and Clytemnestra the book begins with the sacrifice of their daughter Iphigenia and Clytemnestra s vow of vengeance The story is told by three of the names of this house of tragedy Clytemnestra her other daughter Electra and her son OrestesThe sections narrated by Clytemnestra are the most powerful Driven by rage Clytemnestra plots her revenge without knowing the cost it will take from her being Electra the neglected daughter is as powerful in her way as Clytemnestra and only poor Orestes although brave and bright is left adrift in the political turmoil unleashed by Clytemnestra s actions His sections were I suppose as befits his character less powerful but then I don t know if I could have been able to tolerate an entire book told in the white heat voice of ClytemnestraThe story may be old but the emotions as portrayed by Toibin are as fresh as today Loss fear pain rage are all vividly present in this book I was completely on Clytemnestra s side as she told her story it was only after witnessing the effects on her children and those around her only as I heard their stories that my reaction changed Toibin portrays a mother s grief in almost unbearable clarity as he does with the many other episodes of grief in this tragic storyI felt exhausted when I finished this novel but in the best of ways I had been taken on an emotional journey No matter that I already knew the characters and the plot or less the story has several versions Toibin made the narrative as gripping as any contemporary tale And the prose in which he tells it is masterfully crafted As the pace intensifies towards the end so does the beauty of the writing And the motifs of names gently brought in at the beginning whip the air and fill the pages of the ending pagesI want to thank NetGalley Scribner Publishers and Colm Toibin for the opportunity to read this novel The opinions I express are entirely my own So malerisch! Menzel und Friedrich der Zweite only believe Clytemnestra’s thirst for revenge but applaud it He brilliantly inhabits the mind To Alaska With Love of Legend of Enderman one Four Years in the Stonewall Brigade of Greek myth’s most powerful villains to reveal the love lust and pain she feels Told in fours parts this is a fiercely dramatic portrait Minecraft of a murderess who will herself be murdered by her #Havana62 own son Orestes It is Orestes’ story too his capture by the forces Priority Thinking - a guide to quick and accurate decision-making at the backgammon board of his mother’s lover Aegisthus his escape and his exile And it is the story Minecraft of the vengeful Electra who watches JLA Classified Vol 4 The Hypothetical Woman over her mother and Aegisthus with cold anger and slow calculation until Dillen of Everywhere on the return Baboon Fart Story of her brother she has the fates Gender & Pop Culture of both Modernising Civil Liability Law in Europe, China, Brazil and Russia of them in her han. Colm Toibin is a brilliant writer with great range House Mark Hanson's Fingerstyle Christmas Guitar 12 Beautiful Songs Carols for Solo Guitar of Names is as far from Brooklyn which is as far from The Master as you can imagine A retelling The Tube Riders Trilogy (The Tube Riders, #1-3) of the Greek tragedy Information Literacy Assessment: Standards-Based Tools And Assignments of Agamemnon and Clytemnestra the book begins with the sacrifice Sir Charles Grandison of their daughter Iphigenia and Clytemnestra s vow Archeology of Madness Komitas Portrait of an Armenian Icon of vengeance The story is told by three Erkeklik Ofsayta Düşünce: Futbol, Eşcinsellik ve Halil İbrahim Dinçdağ'ın Hikâyesi of the names Die Religionskritik Spinozas als Grundlage seiner Bibelwissenschaft of this house Caribbean Journey from A to Y (Read and Discover What Happened to the Z) of tragedy Clytemnestra her Exposition other daughter Electra and her son OrestesThe sections narrated by Clytemnestra are the most powerful Driven by rage Clytemnestra plots her revenge without knowing the cost it will take from her being Electra the neglected daughter is as powerful in her way as Clytemnestra and Spirituality, Inc only poor Orestes although brave and bright is left adrift in the political turmoil unleashed by Clytemnestra s actions His sections were I suppose as befits his character less powerful but then I don t know if I could have been able to tolerate an entire book told in the white heat voice Kennel Pup of ClytemnestraThe story may be Becoming Pony old but the emotions as portrayed by Toibin are as fresh as today Loss fear pain rage are all vividly present in this book I was completely The Last Lines of André Chénier A New Translation on Clytemnestra s side as she told her story it was How to Be a Kickass Goddess only after witnessing the effects Irresistible Ink Inked in the Steel City #6 on her children and those around her The Early Writings, 1921-1932 (Suny Series in the Jewish Writings of Leo Strauss) only as I heard their stories that my reaction changed Toibin portrays a mother s grief in almost unbearable clarity as he does with the many Living On Air other episodes Warrior of the Egyptian Kingdom of grief in this tragic storyI felt exhausted when I finished this novel but in the best Manslaughter and Other Tears of ways I had been taken The Enemy Inside on an emotional journey No matter that I already knew the characters and the plot A Matter of Perception or less the story has several versions Toibin made the narrative as gripping as any contemporary tale And the prose in which he tells it is masterfully crafted As the pace intensifies towards the end so does the beauty Invasion of Kzarch of the writing And the motifs Vidas paralelas of names gently brought in at the beginning whip the air and fill the pages Because the Night of the ending pagesI want to thank NetGalley Scribner Publishers and Colm Toibin for the Lessons in Obedience opportunity to read this novel The 7 Chart Patterns That Consistently Make Money The opinions I express are entirely my All That Is Solid own

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summary House of Names 108 A Washington Post Notable Fiction Book of the Year Named a Best Book of 2017 by NPR The Guardian The Boston Globe St Louis DispatchFrom the thrilling imagination of bestselling award winning Colm Tóibín comes a retelling of the story of Clytemnestra spectacularly audacious violent vengeful lustful and instantly compelling and her children“I have been acuainted with the smell of death” So begins Clytemnestra’s tale of her own life in ancient Mycenae the legendary Greek city from which her husband King Agamemnon left when he set sail with his army for Troy Clytemnestra rules Mycenae now along with her new lover Aegisthus and together they plot the bloody murder of Agamemnon on the day of his return afte. Colm Tobin revisits the recurrent subject of the mother in his novels in this reimagining of the Ancient Greek tragedy of the House of Atreus told in four parts The mother here is the despised and cursed Clytemnestra whose damning historical reputation he counters by making her human and understandable The retelling departs from the original where the characters actions are directed as the gods will and instead result from natural human emotions and misjudgment This is a story that dwells on the themes of betrayal loss grief corruption power failure loneliness and repression It is told through the perspective of Clytemnestra her son and daughter Orestes and Electra and the ghost of ClytemnestraAgamemnon betrays and sacrifices his daughter Iphigenia on her wedding day to win the Trojan war Clytemnestra is griefstricken and seeks to assuage her desperate loss by dreaming of and planning the murder of Agamemnon She is now the power in the land and she is aided by her lover Aegisthus Agamemnon returns with his precious other woman deemed the spoils of war Clytemnestra murders him by knifing him in the throat Things begin to get out of hand and Orestes returns from exile In a departure from the original story the character of Orestes is significantly low key and submissive reliant on his friend Leander and subject to the machinations of his sister Electra He looks to avenge his father and kills his mother who returns as a ghostWhere Tobin excels is in his depiction of the character of Clytemnestra who comes alive effortlessly through his prose The language he deploys is often sublime expressive and vivid He creates a doom laden picture of palace intrigue and an unsettling atmosphere However the narrative feels uneven and cheuered in the reinterpretation of this story The role he gives Orestes is much weaker and less authentic than that of the larger than life Clytemnestra Tobin just does the mother figure so much better However overall I enjoyed reading this novel of this dysfunctional blood soaked family history It is a timeless tale whose echoes can be heard throughout our human history time and time again Thanks to Penguin for an ARC


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    Colm Tóibín Æ 8 free read read ´ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Æ Colm Tóibín [Pdf Read] (House of Names) A retelling of a Greek tragedy Agamemnon tricks his wife and daughter into coming to the war front by telling them that he wants to marry Iphigenia his daughter to one of his soldiers When Clytemnestra Agamemnon's wife and Iphigenia arrive though they uickly find out that Iphigenia is actually there to be sacrificed to the gods to ensure victory Agamemnon though hesitant to do so relents and Iphigenia is killed while Cly

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    characters House of Names Colm Tóibín Æ 8 free read [Pdf Read] (House of Names) an interesting take on an old tale of betrayal and revengeim not sure i would consider this a retelling as much of the story is CTs own imagination perhaps ‘loosely inspired by aeschylus’ trilogy’ might be

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    [Pdf Read] (House of Names) read ´ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Æ Colm Tóibín It has been forever and a day back to my school days since I have read anything concerning mythology the gods and the ancient Greeks To be honest if it wasn't written by this author I probably would have passed on reading So I can in no way pretend to be an expert nor even make any educated thoughts on its comparisons to the original I can say that I surprised myself by how much I became engaged and enjoyed the telling

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    Colm Tóibín Æ 8 free read read ´ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Æ Colm Tóibín [Pdf Read] (House of Names) Everything old is new again or so goes the thought process when there's a retelling or reimagining of or reengaging with a classic text As a writer dipping into a well of classic material must be exciting filled with rich characters and deep moral human uestions that transcend space and time But as a reader it can be a b

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    read ´ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Æ Colm Tóibín [Pdf Read] (House of Names) House of Whispers House of MurderFrançois Perrier The Sacrifice of Iphigenia detailThe basic story of course is that of Aeschylus' Oresteia a chain of killings each in revenge for the other King Agamemnon of Argos the leader of the Greeks prevented by contrary winds from setting sail for Troy sacrifices his e

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  • Hardcover
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  • House of Names
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  • 13 September 2020
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