The Odyssey

The Odyssey

By: Homer (author), Emily Wilson (translator)Hardback

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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, family and identity; and about travellers, hospitality and the changing meanings of home in a strange world. This vivid new translation-the first by a woman-matches the number of lines in the Greek original, striding at Homer's sprightly pace. Emily Wilson employs elemental, resonant language and a five-beat line to produce a translation with an enchanting "rhythm and rumble" that avoids proclaiming its own grandeur. An engrossing tale told in a compelling new voice that allows contemporary readers to luxuriate in Homer's descriptions and similes and to thrill at the tension and excitement of its hero's adventures, Wilson recaptures what is "epic" about this wellspring of world literature.

About Author

Emily Wilson is a professor of classical studies at the University of Pennsylvania. She lives in Philadelphia.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780393089059
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 592
  • ID: 9780393089059
  • weight: 970
  • ISBN10: 0393089053

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