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The Odyssey

Author: Homer; Emily R Wilson
Publisher: New York ; London : W.W. Norton & Company, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : Poetry : English : First editionView all editions and formats
"The first great adventure story in the Western canon, 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. In this fresh, authoritative version--the first English translation of The Odyssey by a woman--this stirring tale of shipwrecks, monsters, and magic comes alive in an entirely new  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Poetry
Epic poetry
Named Person: Odysseus, King of Ithaca (Mythological character); Odysseus, King of Ithaca (Mythological character); Odysseus, King of Ithaca (Mythological character)
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Homer; Emily R Wilson
ISBN: 9780393089059 0393089053 9780393356250 0393356256
OCLC Number: 990141032
Awards: Commended for New York Times Notable Selection 2018
Short-listed for American Literary Translators Association National Translation Award 2018
Description: 582 pages : maps ; 25 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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"The first version of Homer's groundbreaking work by a woman will change our understanding of it for ever... Emily Wilson's crisp and musical version is a cultural landmark. Armed with a sharp, Read more...

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