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The Odyssey - Homer, Robert Fagles, Bernard Knox
The Odyssey
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Robert Fagles's stunning modern-verse translation-available at last in our black-spine classics line The Odyssey is literature's grandest evocation of everyman's journey through life. In the myths and legends that are retold here, renowned translator Robert Fagles has captured the energy and... show more
Robert Fagles's stunning modern-verse translation-available at last in our black-spine classics line The Odyssey is literature's grandest evocation of everyman's journey through life. In the myths and legends that are retold here, renowned translator Robert 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. This is an Odyssey to delight both the classicist and the general reader, and to captivate a new generation of Homer's students.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780143039952 (0143039954)
ASIN: 143039954
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Pages no: 560
Edition language: English
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Aren's Library
Aren's Library rated it
3.0 The Odyssey
Enjoyed this more than the Iliad.
Garden-of-Stars
Garden-of-Stars rated it
3.0 The Odyssey
Considering how fast my professor skimmed over this book I really felt like I was figuring out "The Odyssey" on my own. Some parts were very striking and familiar, for though I never read the entire work from beginning to end there were individual moments, like the encounters with Circe and the Cycl...
Alexlovesbooks
Alexlovesbooks rated it
5.0 Holy crap
This book although a little challenging is a book worth learning and reading. It shows fun and hardship giving an aura of dramatic irony.
inkplot
inkplot rated it
4.0 After all it’s a classic
I wonder if the world spoke in the poetic language used by homer then there would have been fewer confrontations in this world. Don’t believe me? Lets analyze and see through an exampleHomer Version: Oh Flesh of my heartThe times have turned against usFor the Gods have intervenedIn our love for each...
Adventures Thru Wonderland
Adventures Thru Wonderland rated it
3.0 The Odyssey
A great classic. Another epic tale by Homer.
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