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Odysseus (Greek mythology)

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Works: 1,654 works in 3,745 publications in 4 languages and 147,593 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Juvenile works  Fiction  Graphic novels  Comic books, strips, etc  Drama  Epic poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Epic poetry, Greek  Film adaptations 
Classifications: PA4025.A5, 883.01
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Most widely held works about Odysseus (Greek mythology)
    The Odyssey by Homer( Book )
    185 editions published between 1771 and 2013 in English and held by 14,751 libraries worldwide
    A reprint of the ancient Greek epic with an introduction giving the background to the times, viz. "The ceremonies of civilization do not mean much to us today; we tend to see them as insincere ... To Homer they are very beautiful and their violation a more serious matter than we can imagine."
    The Odyssey of Homer by Homer( Book )
    206 editions published between 1752 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 10,017 libraries worldwide
    A 1990 verse translation of Homer's epic Greek poem, telling of the trails and exile, return and revenge of Odysseus, featuring twelve engravings by Italian-born painter Marialuisa De Romans
    The Odyssey by Homer( Book )
    58 editions published between 1945 and 2009 in English and held by 6,332 libraries worldwide
    A new translation of the epic poem retells the story of Odysseus's ten-year voyage home to Ithaca after the Trojan War
    The Odyssey of Homer by Homer( Book )
    25 editions published between 1929 and 2007 in English and held by 3,112 libraries worldwide
    A complete translation of the Greek poem recounting the experience of Odysseus during his return from the Trojan War
    The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood( Book )
    26 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 2,338 libraries worldwide
    Homer's Odyssey is not the only version of the story. Mythic material was originally oral, and also local -- a myth would be told one way in one place and quite differently in another. I have drawn on material other than the Odyssey, especially for the details of Penelope's parentage, her early life and marriage, and the scandalous rumors circulating about her. I've chosen to give the telling of the story to Penelope and to the twelve hanged maids. The maids form a chanting and singing Chorus, which focuses on two questions that must pose themselves after any close reading of the Odyssey: What led to the hanging of the maids, and what was Penelope really up to? The story as told in the Odyssey doesn't hold water: there are too many inconsistencies. I've always been haunted by the hanged maids and, in The Penelopiad, so is Penelope herself. The author of The Handmaid's Tale and The Blind Assassin presents a cycle of stories about Penelope, wife of Odysseus, through the eyes of the twelve maids hanged for disloyalty to Odysseus in his absence
    The Odyssey : a modern sequel by Nikos Kazantzakis( Book )
    4 editions published between 1958 and 1959 in English and held by 2,087 libraries worldwide
    Twenty-four book sequel to the Homeric poem that continues the story of Odysseus from his return to Greece to his death
    The Odyssey by Homer( Sound Recording )
    29 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in English and held by 2,061 libraries worldwide
    A Greek epic tells of the adventures of the hero Odysseus during his perilous and protracted journey home from the Trojan War
    The Children's Homer: the adventures of Odysseus and the tale of Troy by Padraic Colum( Book )
    20 editions published between 1918 and 2010 in English and held by 2,037 libraries worldwide
    A retelling of the events of the Trojan War and the wanderings of Odysseus based on Homer's Illiad and Odyssey
    The Ulysses theme : a study in the adaptability of a traditional hero by William Bedell Stanford( Book )
    12 editions published between 1954 and 1992 in English and held by 1,856 libraries worldwide
    This book offers substance to contemporary reflections on manhood by looking at comradeship, heroism, virtue, wandering, trickery, father-son issues, relations between men and a variety of feminine forms, and the intervention of the Gods. The author surveys the range of responses--from Euripides to Kazantzakis--to Ulysses' ambiguous nature, transforming Homeric studies by focusing on literary and psychological analysis
    The one-eyed giant by Mary Pope Osborne( Book )
    4 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 1,674 libraries worldwide
    Retells a part of the Odyssey in which King Odysseus fights the cyclops
    The land of the dead by Mary Pope Osborne( Book )
    3 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 1,549 libraries worldwide
    A retelling of part of the Odyssey in which Odysseus and his fleet continue their journey and encounter giant cannibals, a beautiful witch, and the Land of the Dead
    The return of Ulysses : a cultural history of Homer's Odyssey by Edith Hall( Book )
    9 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 1,545 libraries worldwide
    The travels and travails of Homer's resourceful hero have thrilled countless generations of listeners and readers, who for almost three millennia have breathlessly followed his voyage home from Troy to Ithaca. Edith Hall explains our enduring fascination with this epic in terms of its extraordinary openness to adaptation and reinterpretation. Not only has the narrative been read to reflect a wide range of intellectual and aesthetic agendas, but it has been perhaps uniquely fertile in generating new artistic forms. Creative responses to the Odyssey have included the tragedies of classical Athens and the burlesque of Aristophanes as well as more recent genres such as travelogue, science fiction, the novel, opera, film, children's books, and detective stories. Hall traces fifteen key themes in the Odyssey to illuminate the innumerable ways it has affected the cultural imagination.--From publisher description
    Odysseus in the serpent maze by Jane Yolen( Book )
    7 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 1,521 libraries worldwide
    Thirteen-year-old Odysseus, who longs to be a hero, has many opportunities to prove himself during an adventure which involves pirates and satyrs, a trip to Crete's Labyrinth, and the two young girls, Penelope and Helen, who play a major role in his future life
    The wanderings of Odysseus : the story of the Odyssey by Rosemary Sutcliff( Book )
    9 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in English and held by 1,520 libraries worldwide
    A retelling of the adventures of Odysseus on his long voyage home from the Trojan War
    The Odyssey of Homer by Homer( Book )
    27 editions published between 1871 and 2002 in English and held by 1,491 libraries worldwide
    Sirens and sea monsters by Mary Pope Osborne( Book )
    3 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 1,378 libraries worldwide
    Retells a part of the Odyssey in which Odysseus and his men, returning from the Land of the Dead determined to sail home to Ithaca, encounter Scylla, the six-headed monster, and Charybdis, the deadly whirlpool
    The gray-eyed goddess by Mary Pope Osborne( Book )
    7 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 1,368 libraries worldwide
    Retells a part of the Odyssey in which Ithaca, his wife, Penelope, and their son, Telemachus, are desperately warding off the men who want to marry her. Then a visit from a mysterious stranger gives Telemachus the courage to confront the suitors, and to search for his long-lost father
    The odyssey by Andreĭ Sergeevich Mikhalkov-Konchalovskiĭ( visu )
    22 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in English and Thai and held by 1,362 libraries worldwide
    Aided by the goddess Athena, warrior-king Odysseus braves the terrors and temptations of a fantastic array of creatures as his return from the Trojan War becomes a decade-long quest to reach his homeland and his faithful wife, Penelope
    The lost books of the Odyssey by Zachary Mason( Book )
    11 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 1,307 libraries worldwide
    A reimagining of Homer's classic story about the hero Odysseus and his long journey home after the fall of Troy
    The odyssey : a graphic novel by Gareth Hinds( Book )
    2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,288 libraries worldwide
    Retells, in graphic novel format, Homer's epic tale of Odysseus, the ancient Greek hero who encounters witches and other obstacles on his journey home after fighting in the Trojan War
 
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