The Odyssey (Rouse translation)

The Odyssey (Rouse translation)

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THE GREATEST ADVENTURE OF ALL TIME

Richly imagined by the blind bard around 900 B.C.E., Homer's story follows Odysseus on a decade-long journey as he flees Cyclops, angers his gods, resists the Sirens, averts his eyes from Medusa, docks in exotic cities-ever longing to return to his wife and son.

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THE GREATEST ADVENTURE OF ALL TIME

Richly imagined by the blind bard around 900 B.C.E., Homer's story follows Odysseus on a decade-long journey as he flees Cyclops, angers his gods, resists the Sirens, averts his eyes from Medusa, docks in exotic cities-ever longing to return to his wife and son.

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“[Robert Fitzgerald's translation is] a masterpiece . . . An Odyssey worthy of the original.” -The Nation

“[Fitzgerald's Odyssey and Iliad] open up once more the unique greatness of Homer's art at the level above the formula; yet at the same time they do not neglect the brilliant texture of Homeric verse at the level of the line and the phrase.” -The Yale Review

“[In] Robert Fitzgerald's translation . . . there is no anxious straining after mighty effects, but rather a constant readiness for what the occasion demands, a kind of Odyssean adequacy to the task in hand, and this line-by-line vigilance builds up into a completely credible imagined world.”
from the Introduction by Seamus Heaney

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780451530684
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
10/02/2007
Series:
Signet Classics Series
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
65,133
Product dimensions:
4.00(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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"The best translation of Homer that I have ever read is by W.H.D. Rouse."

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