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The Resource The Houstiliad : an Iliad for Houston, Michael Lieberman, (electronic resource)

The Houstiliad : an Iliad for Houston, Michael Lieberman, (electronic resource)

Label
The Houstiliad : an Iliad for Houston
Title
The Houstiliad
Title remainder
an Iliad for Houston
Statement of responsibility
Michael Lieberman
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "In this nervy adaptation of Homer's classic, the story of Achilles' rage is told with a deft touch and a large dollop of humor. Achilles, an MIT-trained engineer, has dropped out and with Patroclus, his white macaw, cruises around Houston on an old BMW motorcycle looking for trouble. And he finds plenty. Along the way we meet Hector, the Hammer; Agamemnon, a wealthy Houston businessman with an eye for Achilles' girlfriend; Aphrodite, a custom bra designer; Apollo, owner of Café Apollo; and many of Homer's other characters, as Lieberman liberates them from their classical context. The result is a wry take on Houston and an uncompromising exploration of the rage of men in contemporary society"--ECIP Summary
  • "In this nervy adaptation of Homer's classic, the story of Achilles' rage is told with a deft touch and a large dollop of humor. Achilles, an MIT-trained engineer, has dropped out and with Patroclus, his white macaw, cruises around Houston on an old BMW motorcycle looking for trouble. And he finds plenty. Along the way we meet Hector, the Hammer; Agamemnon, a wealthy Houston businessman with an eye for Achilles' girlfriend; Aphrodite, a custom bra designer; Apollo, owner of Café Apollo; and many of Homer's other characters, as Lieberman liberates them from their classical context. The result is a wry take on Houston and an uncompromising exploration of the rage of men in contemporary society"--ECIP Summary
Cataloging source
TXA/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1941-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lieberman, Michael
Dewey number
811/.54
LC call number
PS3562.I434
LC item number
H68 2015
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Homer
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Achilles
  • Agamemnon
  • Aphrodite
  • Homer
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Fighting (Psychology)
  • Houston (Tex.)
Label
The Houstiliad : an Iliad for Houston, Michael Lieberman, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001570435
Dimensions
22 cm
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
185 pages
Governing access note
License restrictions may limit access
Isbn
9781680030556
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2015018372
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001570435
Label
The Houstiliad : an Iliad for Houston, Michael Lieberman, (electronic resource)
Publication
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001570435
Dimensions
22 cm
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
185 pages
Governing access note
License restrictions may limit access
Isbn
9781680030556
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2015018372
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001570435

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