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The Odyssey

Author: Homer; Emily R Wilson
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton and Company, 2018.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Poetry : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Composed at the rosy-fingered dawn of world literature almost three millennia ago, The Odyssey is a poem about violence and the aftermath of war; about wealth, poverty and power; about marriage and family; about travelers, hospitality, and the yearning for home. This fresh, authoritative translation captures the beauty of this ancient poem as well as the drama of its narrative. Its characters are unforgettable, none  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Poetry
Named Person: Odysseus, King of Ithaca (Mythological character); Odysseus, King of Ithaca (Mythological character)
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Homer; Emily R Wilson
ISBN: 9780393356250 0393356256
OCLC Number: 1053793773
Description: 582 pages : maps ; 21 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Translator's note --
Maps. The world of The Odyssey --
The Aegean and Asia Minor --
Mainland Greece --
The Peloponnese --
The Odyssey. The boy and the goddess --
A dangerous journey --
An old king remembers --
What the sea god said --
From the goddess to the storm --
A princess and her laundry --
A magical kingdom --
The songs of a poet --
A pirate in a shepherd's cave --
The winds and the witch --
The dead --
Difficult choices --
Two tricksters --
A loyal slave --
The prince returns --
Father and son --
Insults and abuse --
Two beggars --
The queen and the beggar --
The last banquet --
An archery contest --
Bloodshed --
The olive tree bed --
Restless spirits.
Other Titles: Odyssey.
Responsibility: Homer ; translated by Emily Wilson.

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A lean, fleet-footed translation that recaptures Homer's "nimble gallop" and brings an ancient epic to new life.  Read more...

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" Scholarly and readable, this is an up-to-the-minute translation that sets some records straight. " -- William Wall, Irish Writers' Best of 2018 - The Independent "... a fabulous new translation of Read more...

 
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