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Metamorphoses a New Translation : A New Translation - Charles Martin

Metamorphoses a New Translation

A New Translation

By: Charles Martin (Translator), Bernard M. W. Knox (Introduction by)

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Published: 30th January 2005
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Ovid's epic poem-whose theme of change has resonated throughout the ages-is one of the most important texts of Western imagination, an inspiration from Dante's times to the present day, when writers such as Salman Rushdie and Italo Calvino have found a living source in Ovid's work. Charles Martin combines a close fidelity to Ovid's text with verse that catches the speed and liveliness of the original. Martin's "Metamorphoses" will be the translation of choice for contemporary readers in English. This volume also includes endnotes and a glossary of people, places, and personifications. "Martin's complete text is clearly something to look forward to with high expectations."-Bernard Knox, "The New York Review of Books" "A reader who wants to understand Ovid's poem as a whole, as well as to learn its many famous stories, will find Mr. Martin's clarity and tact invaluable."-"The New York Sun" "Smoothly readable, accurate, charming, subtle yet clear....A lucidly fluent version of this most flowing of poems."-Richard Wilbur

"This translation of the Metamorphoses is all that one could wish." -- Richard Wilbur "Among the accomplished translations of Ovid in our day, this version of Metamorphoses by Charles Martin-elegant, witty and exuberant by turns, and epic in its span from the creation of the world to the apotheosis of Julius Caesar-should now lay claim to its own distinguished ground." -- Robert Fagles "I read right through this translation and so exhilarated was the handling of movement and metaphor throughout that when I finished I wanted to start over... Charles Martin is to be congratulated for a singular achievement." -- William Jay Smith

Acknowledgementp. vi
Historical Sketchp. ix
Introductionp. xiii
Translator's Notep. xxx
Select Bibliographyp. xxxix
Metamorphosesp. 1
p. 25
p. 51
p. 74
p. 99
p. 121
p. 144
p. 171
p. 199
Orpheus and Eurydicep. 225
p. 249
p. 274
p. 294
p. 325
p. 352
Epiloguep. 379
Explanatory Notesp. 381
Glossary and Index of Namesp. 467
A Selection of Oxford World's Classicsp. 481
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ISBN: 9780393326420
ISBN-10: 039332642X
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 624
Published: 30th January 2005
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 14.0  x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.47
Edition Number: 1