The Odyssey

The Odyssey


The nice epic of Western literature, translated by means 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 yank Academy of Arts and Letters, offers us with Homer's best-loved and so much available 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 target, as soon as he had plundered the hallowed heights of Troy." So starts Robert Fagles' impressive translation of the Odyssey, which Jasper Griffin within the New York instances publication Review hails as "a exotic achievement."

If the Iliad is the world's maximum battle epic, the Odyssey is literature's grandest evocation of an everyman's trip via existence. Odysseus' reliance on his wit and wiliness for survival in his encounters with divine and usual forces in the course of his ten-year voyage domestic to Ithaca after the Trojan conflict is right now a undying human tale and anyone try out of ethical patience. 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 take pleasure in, and to treasure for its sheer lyrical mastery. well known classicist Bernard Knox's incredible creation and textual observation offer insightful history info for the overall reader and student alike, intensifying the energy of Fagles's translation. This is an Odyssey to please either the classicist and the overall reader, to captivate a brand new iteration of Homer's scholars. This Penguin Classics Deluxe variation gains French flaps and deckle-edged paper.

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