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The Odyssey

A Dramatic Retelling of Homer's Epic

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The Odyssey by Simon Armitage
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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.

Author Biography

Simon Armitage is an award-winning poet who has published ten volumes of poetry and translations of both Sir Gawain and the Green Knight and The Death of King Arthur. He is professor of poetry at the University of Sheffield, England.
Release date Australia
April 17th, 2008
Country of Publication
United States
Imprint
WW Norton & Co
Pages
272
Dimensions
142x211x20
ISBN-13
9780393330816
Product ID
3593819

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