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The Odyssey (Paperback, Reissue)

Homer, Homer Homer

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Robert Fagles, winner of the PEN/Ralph Manheim Medal for Translation and a 1996 Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters presents us with Homer's best-loved and most accessible poem in a stunning new modern-verse translation. Sing to me of the man, Muse, the man of twists and turns driven time and again off course, once he had plundered the hallowed heights of Troy. So begins Robert Fagles' magnificent translation of the Odyssey, which Jasper Griffin in The New York Times Review of Books hails as "a distinguished achievement." If the Iliad is the world's greatest war epic, the Odyssey is literature's grandest evocation of everyman's journey through life. Odysseus' reliance on his wit and wiliness for survival in his encounters with divine and natural forces, during his ten-year voyage home to Ithaca after the Trojan War, is at once the timeless human story and an individual test of moral endurance. In the myths and legends that are retold here, Fagles has captured the energy and poetry of Homer's original in a bold, contemporary idiom, and given us an Odyssey to read aloud, to savor, and to treasure for its sheer lyrical mastery. Renowned classicist Bernard Knox's superb Introduction and textual commentary provide new insights and background information for the general reader and scholar alike, intensifying the strength of Fagles' translation. This is an Odyssey to delight both the classicist and the public at large, and to captivate a new generation of Homer's students.

General

Imprint: Penguin Classics
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: November 2001
First published: November 1997
Authors: Homer • Homer Homer
Dimensions: 211 x 146 x 37mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 541
Edition: Reissue
ISBN-13: 978-0-14-026886-7
Languages: English
Subtitles: Greek, Ancient (to 1453)
Categories: Books > Language & Literature > Literature: history & criticism
Books > Language & Literature > Literature: texts
Books > Fiction > General & literary fiction
Books > Language & Literature > Literature: history & criticism > Literary studies
Books > Language & Literature > Literature: history & criticism > Poetry & poets
Books > Language & Literature > Literature: texts > Poetry texts & anthologies
Books > Fiction > General & literary fiction > General
Books > Fiction > Genre fiction > Myth & legend told as fiction
Books > Fiction > Special features > Classic fiction
Books > Language & Literature > Literature: history & criticism > Literary studies > Classical, early & medieval
Books > Language & Literature > Literature: history & criticism > Poetry & poets > General
Books > Language & Literature > Literature: texts > Poetry texts & anthologies > General
LSN: 0-14-026886-3
Barcode: 9780140268867

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