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The Iliad: The Fitzgerald Translation - Homer, Robert Fitzgerald
The Iliad: The Fitzgerald Translation
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Anger be now your song, immortal one,Akhilleus' anger, doomed and ruinous, that caused the Akhaians loss on bitter lossand crowded brave souls into the undergloom, leaving so many dead men-carrionfor dogs and birds; and the will of Zeus was done.-Lines 1-6Since it was first published more than... show more
Anger be now your song, immortal one,Akhilleus' anger, doomed and ruinous, that caused the Akhaians loss on bitter lossand crowded brave souls into the undergloom, leaving so many dead men-carrionfor dogs and birds; and the will of Zeus was done.-Lines 1-6Since it was first published more than twenty-five years ago, Robert Fitzgerald's prizewinning translation of Homer's battle epic has become a classic in its own right: a standard against which all other versions of The Iliad are compared. Fitzgerald's work is accessible, ironic, faithful, written in a swift vernacular blank verse that "makes Homer live as never before" (Library Journal). This edition includes a new foreword by Andrew Ford.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780374529055 (0374529051)
ASIN: 374529051
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages no: 632
Edition language: English
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Lillelara
Lillelara rated it
5.0 The Iliad
What can I possibly say about The Iliad that hasn´t been said by a whole bunch of other people before? It´s one of the great classics, an epic story about war, love, loyalties and heroics. All the emotions a human being can encounter in life are present in this work. And it´s so dramatic, the heroes...
An Un-Calibrated Centrifuge
An Un-Calibrated Centrifuge rated it
3.0 The Iliad of Homer
The cover of this book looks like Jewels: A Secret History if you're not paying attention. Which I often wasn't, so I kept grabbing this book when I wanted that one. I spent way too long deciding which translation I would read of The Iliad. Basically just decide if you want prose or poetry and the...
Ernesto Rafael Santana's Book Blog
Ernesto Rafael Santana's Book Blog rated it
5.0 The Iliad
Sorprendente, épico... una gran obra clásica. Lo recomiendo, pero si no están familiarizados con el tema lean un poco de Mitología Griega. Sin duda uno de mis favoritos.
Adventures Thru Wonderland
Adventures Thru Wonderland rated it
4.0 The Iliad: A New Translation by Peter Green
Read this for school years ago.
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franzischonbach rated it
5.0 Überraschend und Rätselhaft
Zuerst sieht Jamal nur den roten Schal. Doch dann auch die verzweifelte junge Frau, die am Rande der Klippen steht. Er wirft ihr den Schal zu, will sie retten. Aber sie springt. Doch niemand glaubt seine Geschichte, denn vor einigen Jahren sind bereits zwei andere Frauen nach exakt dem gleichen Must...
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