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ISBN13: 9780143039952
ISBN10: 0143039954
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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.

For more than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,500 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

 

Synopsis:

Robert Fagless stunning modern-verse translationavailable at last in our black-spine classics line

The Odyssey is literatures grandest evocation of everymans journey through life. In the myths and legends that are retold here, renowned translator Robert Fagles has captured the energy and poetry of Homers 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 Homers students.

Synopsis:

Robert Fagles' stunning modern-verse translation is now available in this Penguin Classics edition.

About the Author

Homer (c. 8th century BC) is considered the greatest of Greek poets.

Robert Fagles has been awarded the PEN/Ralph Manheim Medal for Translation and an Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

Bernard Knox is director emeritus of Harvard's Center for Hellenic Studies in Washington, D.C.

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Gold Gato, October 22, 2014 (view all comments by Gold Gato)
What did I think? WHAT DID I THINK?? I thought this was grizzeat!

This translation by Robert Fagles simply effloresces (winged words, baby) from start to finish. Fagles puts the izzle in the sizzle, so to speak. Granted, I can dig the Homer experience by any translator, but this serves as the foundational version...start with Fagles, then move on to the overladen fluidity of the others.

First, let's begin with the introduction by Bernard Knox. Whammaniskey! Racing feet and striving hands surf through his words and ideas. Terrific here-we-go 'isms and then it's off to the show with storm-tossed Odysseus. Let's call the gods to witness, for lost souls come alive in this rendition.

Rouse got me going, Lattimore kicked it, and I haven't yet reached the others, but my boy Fagles makes this Homer journey a delight. The rhythm is there too, like hearing song notes materialize from a sea-blue Sinatra session. I will sing these praises down the years.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780143039952
Author:
Homer and Robert Fagles
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Translator:
Fagles, Robert
Introduction by:
Knox, Bernard
Introduction:
Knox, Bernard
Author:
Homer
Author:
Fagles, Robert
Author:
Knox, Bernard
Subject:
Ancient, Classical & Medieval
Subject:
Odysseus (Greek mythology)
Subject:
Epic poetry, Greek
Subject:
Classics-Medieval and Renaissance General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
20061131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
b/w maps on page 68-73
Pages:
560
Dimensions:
7.76x5.12x.98 in. .86 lbs.
Age Level:
08-14

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Product details 560 pages Penguin Books - English 9780143039952 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Robert Fagless stunning modern-verse translationavailable at last in our black-spine classics line

The Odyssey is literatures grandest evocation of everymans journey through life. In the myths and legends that are retold here, renowned translator Robert Fagles has captured the energy and poetry of Homers 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 Homers students.

"Synopsis" by , Robert Fagles' stunning modern-verse translation is now available in this Penguin Classics edition.

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