The Odyssey

The Odyssey


The nice epic of Western literature, translated by way of the acclaimed classicist Robert Fagles
 
Robert Fagles, winner of the PEN/Ralph Manheim Medal for Translation and a 1996 Academy Award in Literature from the yankee Academy of Arts and Letters, offers us with Homer's best-loved and such a lot obtainable poem in a gorgeous modern-verse translation. "Sing to me of the fellow, Muse, the fellow of twists and turns pushed again and again off beam, as soon as he had plundered the hallowed heights of Troy." So starts Robert Fagles' fabulous translation of the Odyssey, which Jasper Griffin within the New York instances e-book Review hails as "a exclusive achievement."

If the Iliad is the world's maximum conflict epic, the Odyssey is literature's grandest evocation of an everyman's trip via lifestyles. Odysseus' reliance on his wit and wiliness for survival in his encounters with divine and average forces in the course of his ten-year voyage domestic to Ithaca after the Trojan conflict is instantaneously a undying human tale and anyone try out of ethical persistence. within the myths and legends  retold here,

Fagles has captured the power and poetry of Homer's unique in a daring, modern idiom, and given us an Odyssey to learn aloud, to savour, and to treasure for its sheer lyrical mastery. popular classicist Bernard Knox's exceptional creation and textual statement offer insightful history info for the overall reader and student alike, intensifying the power of Fagles's translation. This is an Odyssey to thrill either the classicist and the final reader, to captivate a brand new iteration of Homer's scholars. This Penguin Classics Deluxe variation positive factors French flaps and deckle-edged paper.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the top writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking international. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents an international bookshelf of the simplest works all through background and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the sequence to supply authoritative texts better via introductions and notes via wonderful students and modern authors, in addition to updated translations by means of award-winning translators.

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