The Odyssey

The nice epic of Western literature, translated by means of the acclaimed classicist Robert Fagles
Robert Fagles, winner of the PEN/Ralph Manheim Medal for Translation and a 1996 Academy Award in Literature from the yank Academy of Arts and Letters, offers us with Homer's best-loved and so much available poem in a gorgeous modern-verse translation. "Sing to me of the guy, Muse, the fellow of twists and turns pushed again and again astray, as soon as he had plundered the hallowed heights of Troy." So starts off Robert Fagles' fantastic translation of the Odyssey, which Jasper Griffin within the New York occasions publication Review hails as "a exclusive achievement."

If the Iliad is the world's maximum warfare epic, the Odyssey is literature's grandest evocation of an everyman's trip via existence. Odysseus' reliance on his wit and wiliness for survival in his encounters with divine and traditional forces in the course of his ten-year voyage domestic to Ithaca after the Trojan battle is without delay a undying human tale and someone try of ethical persistence. within the myths and legends  retold here,

Fagles has captured the strength and poetry of Homer's unique in a daring, modern idiom, and given us an Odyssey to learn aloud, to get pleasure from, and to treasure for its sheer lyrical mastery. popular classicist Bernard Knox's marvelous creation and textual remark offer insightful heritage info for the final reader and pupil alike, intensifying the power of Fagles's translation. This is an Odyssey to thrill either the classicist and the final reader, to captivate a brand new new release of Homer's scholars. This Penguin Classics Deluxe version positive factors French flaps and deckle-edged paper.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the prime writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking global. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents an international bookshelf of the simplest works all through heritage and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the sequence to supply authoritative texts more desirable by way of introductions and notes through individual students and modern authors, in addition to updated translations by way of award-winning translators.

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