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Odyssey - 06 edition

Odyssey (ISBN10: 0393330818; ISBN13: 9780393330816)
ISBN13: 978-0393330816
ISBN10: 0393330818

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.
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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. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 06
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: W.W. Norton & Co.
Published: 04/28/2008
International: No

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