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Homer's The Iliad and the Odyssey : a biography

Author: Alberto Manguel
Publisher: London : Atlantic, 2008, ©2007.
Series: Books that shook the world.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines "The Iliad" and "The Odyssey" from their origins, the colorful characters and events chronicling the Trojan War and its aftermath, and their legacy for Western culture.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Poetry
Named Person: Homer.; Homer.; Homer; Homer.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alberto Manguel
ISBN: 9781843544036 1843544032
OCLC Number: 220001578
Notes: Originally published: 2007.
Description: x, 285 pages ; 20 cm.
Series Title: Books that shook the world.
Responsibility: Alberto Manguel.

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The Iliad and The Odyssey are perhaps the most influential works in the history of western literature. This exquisite analysis of their creation and influence establishes how, precisely, these two  Read more...

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