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The Odyssey: A Dramatic Retelling of Homer's Epic
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher W W Norton & Co Inc
Publication date April 1, 2008
Pages 266
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780393330816
ISBN-10 0393330818
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.25 by 8.25 in.
Weight 0.48 lbs.
Original list price $14.95
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"Armitage has given an ageless story new vigor, and has done it with style, wit and elegance."―Literary Review

In this new verse adaptation, originally commissioned for BBC radio, Simon Armitage has recast Homer's epic as a series of bristling dramatic dialogues: between gods and men; between no-nonsense Captain Odysseus and his unruly, lotus-eating, homesick companions; and between subtle Odysseus (wiliest hero of antiquity) and a range of shape-shifting adversaries―Calypso, Circe, the Sirens, the Cyclops―as he and his men are "pinballed between islands" of adversity. One of the most individual voices of his generation, Armitage revitalizes our sense of the Odyssey as oral poetry, as indeed one of the greatest of tall tales.

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Reprint edition from W W Norton & Co Inc (April 1, 2008); titled "The Odyssey: A Dramatic Retelling of Homer's Epic"
9780393330816 | details & prices | 266 pages | 5.25 × 8.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.48 lbs | List price $14.95
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