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❮PDF / Epub❯ ✅ The Odyssey Author Join or create book clubs – 59pic.co A New York Times Notable Book of 2018Wilsons language is fresh unpretentious and leanIt is rare to find a translation that is at once so effortlessly easy to read and so rigorously considered MadelineA New York Times Notable Book of 2018Wilsons language is fresh unpretentious and leanIt is rare to find a translation that is at once so effortlessly easy to read and so rigorously considered Madeline Miller author of CirceComposed 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 homeThis fresh authoritative translation captures the beauty of this ancient poem as well as the drama of its narrative Its characters are unforgettable noneso than the complicated hero himself a man of many disguises many tricks and many moods who emerges in this version as afully rounded human being than ever beforeWritten in iambic pentameter verse and a vivid contemporary idiom Emily Wilsons Odyssey sings with a voice that echoes Homers music; matching the number of lines in the Greek original the poem sails along at Homers swift smooth paceA fascinating informative introduction explores the Bronze Age milieu that produced the epic the poems 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.

A New York Times Notable Book of 2018Wilsons language is fresh unpretentious and leanIt is rare to find a translation that is at once so effortlessly easy to read and so rigorously considered Madeline Miller author of CirceComposed 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 homeThis fresh authoritative translation captures the beauty of this ancient poem as well as the drama of its narrative Its characters are unforgettable noneso than the complicated hero himself a man of many disguises many tricks and many moods who emerges in this version as afully rounded human being than ever beforeWritten in iambic pentameter verse and a vivid contemporary idiom Emily Wilsons Odyssey sings with a voice that echoes Homers music; matching the number of lines in the Greek original the poem sails along at Homers swift smooth paceA fascinating informative introduction explores the Bronze Age milieu that produced the epic the poems 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.

odyssey ebok The Odyssey KindleA New York Times Notable Book of 2018Wilsons language is fresh unpretentious and leanIt is rare to find a translation that is at once so effortlessly easy to read and so rigorously considered Madeline Miller author of CirceComposed 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 homeThis fresh authoritative translation captures the beauty of this ancient poem as well as the drama of its narrative Its characters are unforgettable noneso than the complicated hero himself a man of many disguises many tricks and many moods who emerges in this version as afully rounded human being than ever beforeWritten in iambic pentameter verse and a vivid contemporary idiom Emily Wilsons Odyssey sings with a voice that echoes Homers music; matching the number of lines in the Greek original the poem sails along at Homers swift smooth paceA fascinating informative introduction explores the Bronze Age milieu that produced the epic the poems 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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  1. John Mcgowan John Mcgowan says:

    PDF The Odyssey Epub Ü Ð 59pic.co odyssey ebok, The Odyssey KindleI have read and taught the Odyssey at least five times over the past twenty years And Emily Wilson's version is a godsend It is by far the most readable version out there It never strains to be epic the way so many translations do Instead she uses today's English while also hewing faithfully to the unrhymed iambic pentameter that Shakespeare Milton and Wordsworth established as the epic form in English poetry The re


  2. Laurence R. Bachmann Laurence R. Bachmann says:

    PDF The Odyssey Epub Ü Ð 59pic.co odyssey ebok, The Odyssey KindleEmily Wilson's new translation of Homer's Odyssey is extraordinary in so many ways Among its many attributes is clear and finely tuned language set in iambic pentameter that puts the poetry back in one of the Western cannon's greatest poems Readers need not wade through purple and overblown blank verse twice the length of the original text to finally arrive with Odysseus in Ithaca His story and character as well as those of Penelope and Telemachus are fashioned in direct active language that lets the hero's deeds and trials as well as those of his wife and son impress or disappoint the reader Reading Wilson's


  3. Bob G. Bob G. says:

    PDF The Odyssey Epub Ü Ð 59pic.co odyssey ebok, The Odyssey KindleNOTE This review is for Emily Wilson's translation of the Odyssey A computer glitch seems to be including reviews for other translations and the Iliad on this pageReviewA good intro if you haven't read the Odyssey before It's clear and direct than other translations It has a pounding unapologetic simplicity like that of Greek architecture and sculpture More than in other translations the Odyssey comes across here as a historical document the product of a time and place For a document written 3000 years ago this is no small taskBut the Odyssey is also a poem; and in that regard this is weaker than other translations It has some of the muscularity of ancient Greece with a solid rhythm and a steady flow of English monosyllables Although many lines are smooth they feel pedestrian Its


  4. von Nichthoven von Nichthoven says:

    PDF The Odyssey Epub Ü Ð 59pic.co odyssey ebok, The Odyssey KindleEmily Wilson has done something remarkable in presenting an Odysseus who’s part Jason Bourne part Dr Who and part Hannibal Lecter The language is vivid and it avoids the kind of ye oldiness which can bog translations down The introduction is brilliant too explaining some of the weirder moments and putting some context to the


  5. Pete Cowell Pete Cowell says:

    PDF The Odyssey Epub Ü Ð 59pic.co odyssey ebok, The Odyssey KindleThis is the third translation of the Odyssey I have read When I first discovered Homer in my teens it was EV Rieu's spare prose that I reached for on the parental bookshelf At university we were encouraged to use the award winning verse translation by the late American poet Robert Fagles And now there is this; this stunning accomplishmentI am no classicist although I have read and studied a good number of classical works in translation However I know good poetry when I encounter it and Wilson's modern rushing iambic pentameter treatment of the original Archaic Greek dactylic hexameter feels fresh lyrical exciting and emotionally tensePut simply this is the best translation of the Odyssey I have read I don't say this as a Greek scholar because I am not; I'm just som


  6. Peter Forster Peter Forster says:

    PDF The Odyssey Epub Ü Ð 59pic.co odyssey ebok, The Odyssey KindleEmily Wilson’s translation is superb—worth buying for the introduction alone I hope she finishes the Iliad soon but alas I think it may take her a few years to complete


  7. THEOFANIS KOUSOURIS THEOFANIS KOUSOURIS says:

    PDF The Odyssey Epub Ü Ð 59pic.co odyssey ebok, The Odyssey KindleI have read both the original and the Modern Greek translation in schoolI 've never imagined I would ever read a translated epic and actually enjoy it than the originalSome people are criticising this on grounds of li


  8. maureen maureen says:

    PDF The Odyssey Epub Ü Ð 59pic.co odyssey ebok, The Odyssey KindleAn excellent and enjoyable translation


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