ISBN 9780143039952 | 560 pages | 31 Oct 2006 | Penguin Classics | 5.07 x 7.79in | 18 - AND UP
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Robert Fagles's stunning modern-verse translation—available at last in our black-spine classics line
Robert Fagles's stunning modern-verse translation-available at last in our black-spine classics lineWonderfully readable... Just the right blend of roughness and sophistication. (Ted Hughes)
The Odyssey is literature's grandest evocation of everyman's journey through life. In the myths and legends that are retold here, renowned translator Robert Fagles has captured the energy and poetry of Homer's original in a bold, contemporary idiom and given us an Odyssey to read aloud, to savor, and to treasure for its sheer lyrical mastery. This is an Odyssey to delight both the classicist and the general reader, and to captivate a new generation of Homer's students.
Robert Fagles is the best living translator of ancient Greek drama, lyric poetry, and epic into modern English. (Garry Wills, The New Yorker)
Mr. Fagles has been remarkably successful in finding a style that is of our time and yet timeless. (Richard Jenkyns, The New York Times Book Review)