ABOUT THIS BOOK
Odyssey, The

£13.99

ODYSSEY, THE

PAPERBACK by Homer; Wilson, Emily (University of Pennsylvania)

£13.99

ISBN
9780393356250
IMPRINT
WW NORTON & CO
 
 
EDITION
PUBLISHER
NORTON
FOR DELIVERY
ESTIMATED DELIVERY 8 - 10 MAR 2021
FORMAT
PAPERBACK
PAGES
592 pages
PUBLICATION DATE
06 NOV 2018

DESCRIPTION

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 an iambic pentameter 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.