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The Odyssey : (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) - Homer

The Odyssey

(Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)

By: Homer, Robert Fagles (Translator), Bernard Knox (Intro and Notes by)

Paperback | 18 May 2011 | Edition Number 1

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Robert Fagles's stunning modern-verse translation-available at last in our black-spine classics line

The Odyssey is literature's grandest evocation of everyman's journey through life. In the myths and legends that are retold here, renowned translator Robert Fagles has captured the energy and poetry of Homer's original in a bold, contemporary idiom and given us an "Odyssey" to read aloud, to savor, and to treasure for its sheer lyrical mastery.

This is an "Odyssey" to delight both the classicist and the general reader, and to captivate a new generation of Homer's students.

About the Author

Homer is a much-debated figure traditionally considered to have composed the two great oral poems The Odyssey and The Iliad in eighth or seventh-century-BC Greece
Industry Reviews
"Wonderfully readable... Just the right blend of roughness and sophistication. (Ted Hughes) Robert Fagles is the best living translator of ancient Greek drama, lyric poetry, and epic into modern English."
Garry Wills, The New Yorker

"Mr. Fagles has been remarkably successful in finding a style that is of our time and yet timeless."
Richard Jenkyns, The New York Times Book Review

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