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Historical--especially classical--fiction seems to be Mary Renault's forte in writing and in "The Praise Singer" she once again steps into a favorite setting--ancient Greece.

She tells us the story of Simonides, a poet in the Golden Age of Athens. She begins in Sicily where Simonides finds Kleobis the bard and together they travel to Samos, where they enjoy the riches of this island. Kleobis dies and Simonides returns to Athens, which is in a turmoil due to the antics of the Tyrants. Simonides survives these "trials" and then returnsto Sicily to recount his long, poetical, and eventful life. Renault's writing shows a special gift as she brings to life in fictional form episodes from this period of time.




The review of this Book prepared by Bill Hobbs








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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   upbeat Time/era of story    -   1600-1899 Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   artist

Setting

How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   7 () Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Greece Island?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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