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Odysseus (Greek mythology)

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Works: 1,566 works in 3,905 publications in 15 languages and 145,478 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Juvenile works  Fiction  Study guides  Drama  Epic poetry, Greek  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Epic poetry  Film adaptations  Young adult works 
Classifications: PA4025.A5, 883.01
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Most widely held works about Odysseus (Greek mythology)
    The Odyssey of Homer by Homer( Book )
    281 editions published between 1771 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 17,568 libraries worldwide
    A complete translation of the Greek poem recounting the experience of Odysseus during his return from the Trojan War
    The Odyssey by Homer( Sound Recording )
    115 editions published between 1968 and 2014 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 4,796 libraries worldwide
    Homer's best-loved poem, recounting Odysseus' wanderings after the Trojan War. With wit and wile, Odysseus meets the challenges of gods and monsters
    The Children's Homer: the adventures of Odysseus and the tale of Troy by Padraic Colum( Book )
    44 editions published between 1918 and 2011 in English and held by 2,829 libraries worldwide
    A retelling for young people of: The Iliad; and, the Odyssey, by Homer. Mr. Colum has woven into one narrative the story of the Trojan War and the account of the ten-year homeward journey of Odysseus from Troy to Ithaca after the war
    The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood( Book )
    43 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in 11 languages and held by 2,443 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 by Homer( Book )
    13 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in English and held by 2,181 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 by Homer( Book )
    12 editions published between 1961 and 1963 in English and held by 2,077 libraries worldwide
    Poem by Homer describing the wanderings of Odysseus after the fall of Troy as he encounters gods and monsters
    The Odyssey : a modern sequel by Nikos Kazantzakis( Book )
    4 editions published between 1958 and 1959 in English and held by 2,070 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 of Homer by Homer( Book )
    27 editions published between 1879 and 2004 in English and held by 1,892 libraries worldwide
    The Odyssey by Homer( Book )
    11 editions published between 1961 and 1992 in English and held by 1,866 libraries worldwide
    Odysseus leads his men on a long voyage home from the Trojan War
    The Ulysses theme : a study in the adaptability of a traditional hero by William Bedell Stanford( Book )
    14 editions published between 1954 and 1992 in English and held by 1,862 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 )
    7 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 1,685 libraries worldwide
    Retells a part of the Odyssey in which King Odysseus fights the cyclops
    The return of Ulysses : a cultural history of Homer's Odyssey by Edith Hall( Book )
    11 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 1,676 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 1,582 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 land of the dead by Mary Pope Osborne( Book )
    5 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 1,569 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 wanderings of Odysseus : the story of the Odyssey by Rosemary Sutcliff( Book )
    12 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 1,550 libraries worldwide
    A retelling of the adventures of Odysseus on his long voyage home from the Trojan War
    The Odyssey by Homer( Book )
    19 editions published between 1945 and 1996 in English and held by 1,496 libraries worldwide
    Homer's masterpiecce tells the story of Odysseus, the ideal Greek hero, as he travels home to Ithaca after the Trojan War--a journey of many years and countless adventures
    The odyssey by Homer( file )
    21 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 1,371 libraries worldwide
    Presents Homer's age-old tale of the wanderings of Odysseus during his ten-year voyage back home to Ithaca after the Trojan War as he overcomes both divine and natural forces
    The Odyssey by Homer( Book )
    8 editions published between 1997 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,341 libraries worldwide
    "When Robert Fagles' translation of the Iliad was published in 1990, critics and scholars alike hailed it as a masterpiece." "Now Robert Fagles presents us with the Odyssey, Homer's best-loved and most accessible poem, recounting the arduous wanderings of Odysseus during his ten-year voyage home to Ithaca, after the Trojan War. If the Iliad is the world's greatest war story, then 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 is at once the human story and an individual test of moral endurance. In the myths and legends that are magnificently 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, 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."--Jacket
    The odyssey by Andreĭ Mikhalkov-Konchalovskiĭ( visu )
    23 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in English and Thai and held by 1,335 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 1,314 libraries worldwide
    A brilliant and beguiling reimagining of Homer's classic story about the hero Odysseus and his long journey home after the fall of Troy
 
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