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 yankee Academy of Arts and Letters, offers us with Homer's best-loved and such a lot available poem in a gorgeous modern-verse translation. "Sing to me of the fellow, Muse, the guy of twists and turns pushed many times off track, as soon as he had plundered the hallowed heights of Troy." So starts Robert Fagles' excellent 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 warfare is straight away a undying human tale and somebody attempt of ethical patience. within the myths and legends  retold here,

Fagles has captured the strength and poetry of Homer's unique in a daring, modern idiom, and given us an Odyssey to learn aloud, to have fun with, and to treasure for its sheer lyrical mastery. well known classicist Bernard Knox's tremendous advent and textual statement supply insightful historical past info for the final reader and pupil alike, intensifying the power of Fagles's translation. This is an Odyssey to please either the classicist and the final reader, to captivate a brand new iteration of Homer's scholars. This Penguin Classics Deluxe variation good points French flaps and deckle-edged paper.

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