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andlt;B andgt;and#8220;Sing to me, Muse . . .and#8221;andlt;/Bandgt;andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;It has been said that a myth is a story about the way things never were but always are. Theandlt;I andgt; Odysseyandlt;/Iandgt; is the original heroand#8217;s journey, an epic voyage into the unknown, and has inspired other creative work for millenniaand#8212;from ancient poetry to contemporary fiction and films. With its consummately modern hero, full of guile and wit, always prepared to reinvent himself in order to realize his heartand#8217;s desireand#8212;to return to home and family after ten years of warand#8212;the andlt;I andgt;Odysseyandlt;/Iandgt; now speaks to us again across 2,600 years.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;In words of great poetic power, Stephen Mitchelland#8217;s translation brings Odysseus and his adventures vividly to life as never before. Full of imagination and light, beauty and humor, this andlt;I andgt;Odysseyandlt;/Iandgt; carries you along in a fast stream of action and imagery. One-eyed maneating giants; irresistibly seductive sirens; shipwrecks and narrow escapes; princesses and monsters; ghosts sipping blood at the Underworldand#8217;s portal, desperate for a chance to speak to the living; and the final destruction of all Odysseusand#8217;s enemies in the banquet halland#8212;these stories are still spellbinding today. So, too, are the intimate moments of storytelling by the fire, of homecoming and reunion, fidelity and loveand#8212;all of greater value to Odysseus, and to us, than the promise of immortality.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Just as Mitchell and#8220;re-energised the andlt;I andgt;Iliadandlt;/Iandgt; for a new generationand#8221; (andlt;I andgt;The Sunday Telegraphandlt;/Iandgt;), his andlt;I andgt;Odysseyandlt;/Iandgt; is the noblest, clearest, and most captivating rendition of one of the defining masterpieces of Western literature. Mitchelland#8217;s muscular language keeps the diction close to spoken English, yet its rhythms re-create the oceanic surge of the ancient Greek. andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;The first translation to benefit from modern advances in textual scholarship, Mitchelland#8217;s andlt;I andgt;Odysseyandlt;/Iandgt; also includes an illuminating introductory essay that opens the epic still further to our understanding and appreciation and textual notes that will benefit all readers. Beautiful, musical, accurate, and alive, this new andlt;I andgt;Odysseyandlt;/Iandgt; is a story for our time as well as for the ages.

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About the Author

Stephen Mitchell is widely known for his ability to make old classics thrillingly new. His many books include the bestselling andlt;iandgt;Tao Te Chingandlt;/iandgt;, the andlt;Iandgt;Iliadandlt;/Iandgt;,andlt;iandgt;andnbsp;Gilgameshandlt;/iandgt;,andnbsp;andlt;iandgt;The Gospel According to Jesusandlt;/iandgt;, andlt;iandgt;The Book of Jobandlt;/iandgt;,andlt;iandgt; Bhagavad Gitaandlt;/iandgt;, and andlt;iandgt;The Selected Poetry of Rainer Maria Rilke.andlt;/iandgt; His website is StephenMitchellBooks.com.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781451674170
Subtitle:
(The Stephen Mitchell Translation)
Author:
Homer
Author:
Mitchell, Stephen
Publisher:
Atria Books
Subject:
Classics-Medieval and Renaissance General
Edition Description:
Hardback
Publication Date:
20131001
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
rough front; colored ends
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.25 in

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