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The Odyssey : A Dramatic Retelling of Homer's Epic - Simon Armitage

The Odyssey

A Dramatic Retelling of Homer's Epic

Paperback Published: 1st April 2008
ISBN: 9780393330816
Number Of Pages: 272

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In this new verse adaptation, originallycommissioned for BBC radio, Simon Armitage hasrecast Homer's epic as a series of bristlingdramatic dialogues: between gods and men;between no-nonsense Captain Odysseus and hisunruly, lotus-eating, homesick companions; andbetween subtle Odysseus (wiliest hero ofantiquity) and a range of shape-shiftingadversaries-Calypso, Circe, the Sirens, theCyclops-as he and his men are "pinballed between islands" of adversity. One of the most individual voices of his generation, Armitage revitalizesour sense of the Odyssey as oralpoetry, as indeed one of the greatest of talltales.

ISBN: 9780393330816
ISBN-10: 0393330818
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 1st April 2008
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.1 x 14.2  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.22

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