The Resource The Odyssey, Homer ; translated by Emily Wilson

The Odyssey, Homer ; translated by Emily Wilson

Label
The Odyssey
Title
The Odyssey
Statement of responsibility
Homer ; translated by Emily Wilson
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Contributor
Author
Editor
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Composed at the rosy-fingered dawn of world literature almost three millennia ago, The Odyssey is a poem about violence and the aftermath of war; about wealth, poverty and power; about marriage and family; about travelers, hospitality, and the yearning for home. This fresh, authoritative translation captures the beauty of this ancient poem as well as the drama of its narrative. Its characters are unforgettable, none more so than the "complicated" hero himself, a man of many disguises, many tricks, and many moods, who emerges in this version as a more fully rounded human being than ever before. Written in iambic pentameter verse and a vivid, contemporary idiom, Emily Wilson's Odyssey sings with a voice that echoes Homer's music; matching the number of lines in the Greek original, the poem sails along at Homer's swift, smooth pace. A fascinating, informative introduction explores the Bronze Age milieu that produced the epic, the poem's major themes, the controversies about its origins, and the unparalleled scope of its impact and influence. Maps drawn especially for this volume, a pronunciation glossary, and extensive notes and summaries of each book make this is an Odyssey that will be treasured by a new generation of readers
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A new translation of the epic poem, and the first by a woman, brings alive Homer's tale of shipwrecks, monsters, and magic, and provides an introductory overview of the poem's major themes, controversial origin, and the scope of its influence
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New York Times Notable Book, 2018
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10753852
Cataloging source
ICU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Homer
Dewey number
883/.01
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
poetry
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1971-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Wilson, Emily R.
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Odysseus
  • Mythology, Greek
  • Epic poetry, Greek
Target audience
adult
Label
The Odyssey, Homer ; translated by Emily Wilson
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
582 pages
Isbn
9780393356250
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
The Odyssey, Homer ; translated by Emily Wilson
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
582 pages
Isbn
9780393356250
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Specific material designation
regular print

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