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No man's lands : one man's odyssey through The Odyssey

Author: Scott Huler
Publisher: New York : Crown, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"No-Man's Lands" is Huler's funny and touching exploration of the life lessons embedded within "The Odyssey," a legendary tale of wandering and longing that could be read as a veritable guidebook for middle-aged men everywhere. At age forty-four, with his first child on the way, Huler felt an instant bond with Odysseus, who fought for some twenty years against formidable difficulties to return home to his beloved  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Huler, Scott.
No man's lands.
New York : Crown, c2008
(OCoLC)654241096
Named Person: Homer.
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Scott Huler
ISBN: 9781400082827 140008282X
OCLC Number: 166255067
Description: xiv, 286 p. : maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: "No greater claim to our credence" : on the isle of the nymph Calypso --
Something to say for yourself, or, Among the oar-loving Phaeacians --
Troy, backstory capital of the world --
Losing to the twelfth seed : surprised by the Cicones --
Acropolis now : Athens and other places actually on the map --
A drink with an umbrella in it : the honeyed fruit of the lotus --
Where no-man has gone before : in the cyclops' cave --
"Help! I need somebody!" : the hospitality of the Wind King --
Run away! run away! : catastrophe in the land of the Laestrygonians --
Bewitched, bothered, and bewildered : in the neighborhood of Circe --
Regarding the journey to hell, and how upon arriving there I found it closed --
Hold me back! : the island of the Sirens --
The truth about consequences : the choice between Scylla and Charybdis --
Everyone loves a hero : the cattle of the sun --
Among the Phaeacians, II : Corfu and the journey by night --
What these Ithakas mean --
Home at last : Penelope and Odysseus.
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"No-Man's Lands" is Huler's funny and touching exploration of the life lessons embedded within "The Odyssey," a legendary tale of wandering and longing that could be read as a veritable guidebook for middle-aged men everywhere. At age forty-four, with his first child on the way, Huler felt an instant bond with Odysseus, who fought for some twenty years against formidable difficulties to return home to his beloved wife and son. In reading "The Odyssey," Huler saw the chance to experience a great vicarious adventure as well as the opportunity to assess the man he had become and embrace the imminent arrival of both middle age and parenthood. But Huler realized that it wasn't enough to simply read the words on the page--he needed to live Odysseus's odyssey, to visit the exotic destinations that make Homer's story so timeless. And so an ambitious pilgrimage was born ... traveling the entire length of Odysseus's two-decade journey.

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