The Odyssey

The Odyssey

A Dramatic Retelling of Homer's Epic

Book - 2008
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WW Norton
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.

Baker & Taylor
Recounts Odysseus' long journey home from the Trojan War, and the unusual encounters he had with the Sirens, the cyclops Polyphemus, and Circe the enchantress.

Norton Pub
"Armitage has given an ageless story new vigor, and has done it with style, wit and elegance."—Literary Review

Blackwell North Amer
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.

Baker
& Taylor

A verse adaptation of the classic tale, originally commissioned for BBC radio, presents the story as a series of dramatic exchanges between Odysseus, his lotus-eating companions, and a range of shape-shifting adversaries. Original.

Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., 2008
ISBN: 9780393330816
0393330818
Characteristics: vi, 266 p. ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Homer Odyssey

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