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Odyssey

Odyssey - 06 edition

ISBN13: 978-0393330816

Cover of Odyssey 06 (ISBN 978-0393330816)
ISBN13: 978-0393330816
ISBN10: 0393330818
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 06
Copyright: 2006
Publisher: W.W. Norton & Co.
Published: 2006
International: No

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Odyssey - 06 edition

ISBN13: 978-0393330816

Simon Armitage

ISBN13: 978-0393330816
ISBN10: 0393330818
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 06
Copyright: 2006
Publisher: W.W. Norton & Co.
Published: 2006
International: No
Summary

''In this new verse adaptation, originally commissioned for BBC Radio, Simon Armitage has recast Homer's epic as a series of dramatic dialogues: between gods and men; between no-nonsense Captain Odysseus and his unruly, lotus-eating, homesick companions; between subtle Odysseus (wiliest hero of antiquity) and a range of shape-shifting adversaries - Calypso, Circe, the Sirens, the Cyclops - as he and his men are ''pinballed between islands'' by adversity. Armitage's retelling of Homer's epic quickens and revitalizes our sense of it as oral poetry: as indeed one of the greatest of tall tales. His version bristles with economy, wit, and guile.''--BOOK JACKET.

Author Bio

Simon Armitage is a senior lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan University.