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Metamorphoses

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Publisher Comments:

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 Metamorphoseswill 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

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"A version that has been long awaited, and likely to become the new standard."'"Washington Post

Synopsis:

A new translation of the epic Roman poem on the dynamics of change seeks to remain faithful to the

About the Author

Charles Martin is Professor of English Emeritus at Queensborough Community College at the City University of New York. Martin"s fourth book of poems, Starting from Sleep: New and Selected Poemswas nominated for the Pulitzer Prize, as were two previous volumes, What Darkness Proposesand Steal the Bacon. He is the translator of the widely acclaimed The Poems of Catullusand the author of a critical study of Catullus. His translation of Ovid"s Metamorphoseswon the 2004 Harold Morton Landon Translation Award from the Academy of American Poets.

Table of Contents

The shaping of changes. — Of mortal children and immortal lusts. — The wrath of Juno. — Spinning yarns and weaving tales. — Contests of arms and song. — Of praise and punishment. — Of the ties that bind. — Impious acts and exemplary lives. — Desire, deceit, and difficult deliveries. — The songs of Orpheus. — Rome begins at Troy. — Around and about the Iliad. — Spoils of war and pangs of love. — Around and about the Aeneas. — Prophetic acts and visionary dreams.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393072433
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Subject:
General
Translator:
Martin, Charles
Translated by:
Charles, Martin
Ovid:
Author
Introduction:
Knox, Bernard M. W.
Author:
Ovid
Author:
Martin, Charles
Author:
Charles, Martin
Author:
Knox, Bernard M. W.
Subject:
Ancient, Classical & Medieval
Subject:
Mythology, classical
Subject:
Fables, Latin.
Subject:
Audio Books-Classics
Subject:
Audio Books-Literature
Subject:
Classics-General
Subject:
Classics-Greek and Roman
Subject:
Classics-Latin
Subject:
Classics-Medieval and Renaissance General
Subject:
From the Library of Anne Rice-Classics
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Subject:
Poetry : Ancient, Classical & Medieval
Publication Date:
January 2005
Binding:
eBooks
Language:
English
Pages:
624

Related Subjects

Fiction and Poetry » Classics » Medieval and Renaissance
Fiction and Poetry » Poetry » A to Z

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