The Odyssey
The Odyssey

Robert Fagles's translation is a jaw-droppingly beautiful rendering of Homer's Odyssey, the most accessible and enthralling epic of classical Greece. Fagles captures the rapid and direct language of the original Greek, while telling the story of Odysseus in lyrics that ring with a clear, energetic voice. The story itself has never seemed more dynamic, the action more compelling, nor the descriptions so brilliant in detail. It is often said that every age demands its own translation of the classics. Fagles's work is a triumph because he has not merely provided a contemporary version of Homer's classic poem, but has located the right language for the timeless character of this great tale. Fagles brings the Odyssey so near, one wonders if the Hollywood adaption can be far behind. This is a terrific book.

Title The Odyssey
Author Homer
Publisher Penguin Classics
Title First Published 29 November 1999
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 560 p.
ISBN-10 0140268863
ISBN-13 9780140268867
Publication Date 29 November 1999
Main content page count 560
Weight 16 oz.

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