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Homer's Odyssey
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Gardners Books
Publication date May 4, 2006
Pages 144
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780571229352
ISBN-10 0571229352
Dimensions 1 by 5.50 by 8 in.
Weight 0.85 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $26.05
§As reported by publisher
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Summary
Originally commissioned for BBC Radio, this is an adaptation of Homer's epic. This title presents 'Odyssey' as a series of dramatic dialogues: between gods and men; between no-nonsense Captain Odysseus and his unruly, lotus-eating, homesick companions; between subtle Odysseus and a range of shape-shifting adversaries.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: It took ten years for the Greeks to achieve victory at Troy, and for a further ten years Odysseus has been heading home, his journey dogged by perilous storms and treacherous landfalls. Now the Gods have decided it is time for the wandering hero to find Ithaca, before his faithful wife Penelope is forced to marry again. But angry Poseidon is seeking revenge for the mutilation of his son, and further dangers lie ahead if Odysseus is to be reunited with his family, and confront the suitors before time runs out. In this new verse adaptation, originally commissioned for BBC Radio, Simon Armitage has recast Homer's epic as a series of dramatic dialogues: between gods and men; between no-nonsense Captain Odysseus and his unruly, lotus-eating, homesick companions; 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' by adversity. "The Odyssey" is a book of changes, and Simon Armitage's retelling of Homer's epic quickens and revitalizes our sense of it as oral poetry: as indeed one of the greatest of tall tales. His version bristles with the economy, wit and guile that we have come to expect from one of the most individual voices of his generation.

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9780571229352 | details & prices | 144 pages | 5.50 × 8.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.85 lbs | List price $26.05
About: Originally commissioned for BBC Radio, this is an adaptation of Homer's epic.

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