The Odyssey

The Odyssey

A Dramatic Retelling of Homer's Epic

Book - 2008
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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.
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., 2008.
ISBN: 9780393330816
0393330818
Branch Call Number: 822.914 A733
Characteristics: vi, 266 p. ; 21 cm.
Additional Contributors: Homer
Alternative Title: Homer's Odyssey

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