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The Book The Odyssey
The Author Homer
The Publisher Collector's Library
Release Date2011-03-01
Genre Fiction
Pages 407
ISBN 1904633374
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: The Odyssey, translated by T. E. Lawrence, an epic 12,000-line poem composed over 2,700 years ago, is the first adventure story in Western literature. It describes the ten-year wanderings of Odysseus in his quest to return home after the Trojan War. Hounded by the sea-god Poseidon and championed by the goddess Athene, he encounters giants, sorceresses, and sea monsters before finally reaching his beloved Ithaca. There he must endure the taunts of the Suitors to his queen, Penelope, who have taken up residence in his palace. At once enchanting fairy tale and gripping drama, the Odyssey is eminently readable, not least for the rich complexity and magnetism of its hero. An inspiration to writers as diverse as Virgil, Swift, and Joyce, the Odyssey has proved enormously influential and continues to captivate readers of all ages.


The Book Homer The Odyssey
The Author Jasper Griffin
The Publisher Cambridge University Press
Release Date2004
Genre Fiction
Pages 103
ISBN 0521539781
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: This handy guide will introduce students to a text that has been fundamental to literature for nearly 3000 years.


The Book The Making of the Odyssey
The Author Martin Litchfield West
The Publisher Oxford University Press, USA
Release Date2014
Genre Literary Criticism
Pages 315
ISBN 9780198718369
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: 'The Making of the Odyssey' is a penetrating study of the background, composition, and artistry of the Homeric Odyssey, which places the poem in its late seventh-century context in relation to the 'Iliad' and other poetry of the time.


The Book The Odyssey of Homer
The Author Whitaker, Richard
The Publisher African Sun Press
Release Date2017-10-02
Genre Fiction
Pages 534
ISBN 9781874915287
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: The Odyssey, Homer’s great epic, tells the tale of the Greek hero, Odysseus, Chief of Ithaka, one of the most versatile and fascinating characters in literature. Odysseus returns to his wife and son in Ithaka after the fall of Troy, and avenges himself on enemy suitors who have invaded his homestead. His journey back takes him ten years, in which time he encounters cannibal monsters, mysterious divine beings and amorous goddesses. This new translation, with its generous African texturing, will delight lovers of poetry and students of the Classics alike.


The Book The Meaning of Meat and the Structure of the Odyssey
The Author Egbert J. Bakker
The Publisher Cambridge University Press
Release Date2013-04-18
Genre History
Pages 191
ISBN 9780521111201
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: A literary study of the Odyssey based on the central economic and symbolic importance of the eating of meat.


The Book The Odyssey
The Author Homer
The Publisher
Release Date1872
Genre Epic poetry, Greek
Pages
ISBN HARVARD:HNAJPR
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book Odyssey
The Author Homer
The Publisher Hackett Publishing
Release Date2000-03-01
Genre Literary Criticism
Pages 478
ISBN 1603843701
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: A translation of the epic poem retells the story of Odysseus's ten-year voyage home to Ithaca after the Trojan War.


The Book The Odyssey
The Author Homer
The Publisher Penguin
Release Date1997
Genre Poetry
Pages 541
ISBN 0140268863
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: A new translation of the epic poem retells the story of Odysseus's ten-year voyage home to Ithaca after the Trojan War


The Book The Odyssey of Homer
The Author Homer
The Publisher
Release Date1872
Genre Greek poetry
Pages
ISBN UOM:39015017661698
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book The Odyssey
The Author Pauline Francis
The Publisher Evans Brothers
Release Date2008
Genre Adventure stories
Pages 48
ISBN 9780237534431
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Retells the classic Greek epic about Odysseus' long journey home from the Trojan War.


The Book The Art of the Odyssey
The Author Howard W. Clarke
The Publisher Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers
Release Date1967-01-01
Genre Poetry
Pages 120
ISBN 0865162360
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: This is a literary explication aimed at helping the first-time reader more fully to appreciate and understand the Odyssey. The book includes a chronology, extensive notes, and suggestions for further reading.


The Book The Story of the Odyssey
The Author Stephen V. Tracy
The Publisher Princeton University Press
Release Date1990
Genre History
Pages 160
ISBN 0691014949
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Here Stephen Tracy offers a vivid, fast-paced narrative that serves as a reading guide to Homer's monumental epic. He not only provides translations of key passages and traces the evolution of major themes in the Odyssey, but also helps new readers to understand the artistry of one of the best tales ever told. Aimed at advanced readers as well, this book stresses an appreciation of how Homer has ordered his narrative, covering such topics as character interaction, family relationships, elements of poetic language, and the symbolic treatment of death, rebirth, growth, and knowledge. Given the controversy over the way the Odyssey was composed and handed down, Tracy concentrates on presenting the poem as a highly unified work. His analysis of the narrative structure reveals the epic to be arranged as a series of parallel journeys. The journey, seen here as a symbol of growth and self-knowledge, is among the major themes discussed in detail, along with the importance of women as overseers of life's journeys and the need for the sons of heroes to grow up worthy of their fathers.


The Book Homer s The Odyssey
The Author Harold Bloom
The Publisher Infobase Publishing
Release Date2007
Genre Juvenile Nonfiction
Pages 263
ISBN 9780791094259
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Presents a collection of critical essays on the ancient Greek epic that analyze its structure, characters, plot, and themes.


The Book Homer and the Odyssey
The Author Suzanne Saïd
The Publisher Oxford University Press
Release Date2011-09-22
Genre History
Pages 420
ISBN 9780199542840
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: With an introduction to the oral tradition which lay at the source of the Homeric epics and a discussion on the reception of the Homeric poems in Antiquity, this volume explores the mysterious figure of Homer, an author about whom little is known. Ruth Webb's translation is a revised and much expanded version of the original French text.


The Book Singers Heroes and Gods in the Odyssey
The Author Charles Segal
The Publisher Cornell University Press
Release Date2001
Genre Literary Collections
Pages 244
ISBN 0801487269
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: One of the special charms of the Odyssey, according to Charles Segal, is the way it transports readers to fascinating places. Yet despite the appeal of its narrative, the Odyssey is fully understood only when its style, design, and mythical patterns are taken into account as well. Bringing a new richness to interpretation of this epic, Segal looks closely at key forms of social and personal organization which Odysseus encounters in his voyages. Segal also considers such topics as the relationship between bard and audience, the implications of the Odyssey's self-consciousness about its own poetics, and Homer's treatment of the nature of poetry.


The Book The Odyssey of Homer
The Author
The Publisher
Release Date1869
Genre
Pages
ISBN CORNELL:31924087936146
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book The Unity of the Odyssey
The Author George E. Dimock
The Publisher Univ of Massachusetts Press
Release Date1990
Genre Literary Criticism
Pages 343
ISBN 0870237217
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Dimock proceeds Book by Homeric Book. At times he retells the epic tale. At others he dwells on this or that thematic highlight or difficulty. He draws on etymology, especially with reference to the names of the characters. It is the 'pain' which he hears out of the many-minded and much test Odysseus which gives the twenty-four Books their axis. But each angle of comprehension, each phiological and critical move is meant to demonstrate the unwavering coherence of the epic, the perfect appositeness of every episode, detail, seeming digression to the underlying design of the homecoming and of the restoration to Ithaea of justice, of a justice precisely tempered, ripened by pain. - George Steiner. (London). Time Literary Supplement.


The Book A Narratological Commentary on the Odyssey
The Author Irene J. F. de Jong
The Publisher Cambridge University Press
Release Date2001-11-22
Genre History
Pages 627
ISBN 0521468442
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Whereas traditional commentaries tend to be comprehensive and micro-textual, this narratological commentary, first published in 2001, focuses on one aspect of the Odyssey, its narrativity, and pays lavish attention to the meso- and macro-levels. Drawing on the concepts of modern narratology as well as the insights of Homeric scholarship, it discusses the role of narrator and narratees, methods of characterization and description, plot-development, focalization, and the narrative exploitation of type-scenes. Full attention is also given to the structure, characterizing function, and relation to the narrative context of the abundantly present speeches. Finally, the numerous themes and motifs, which so subtly contribute to the unity of this long text, are traced and evaluated. Although Homer's brilliant narrative art has always been admired, this commentary aims to lay bare the techniques responsible for this brilliance. All Greek is translated and all technical terms explained in a glossary.


The Book The Odyssey of Homer Translated by Alexander Pope
The Author Homère
The Publisher
Release Date1760
Genre
Pages
ISBN BML:37001102526279
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book Reading the Odyssey
The Author Seth L. Schein
The Publisher Princeton University Press
Release Date1996
Genre Literary Criticism
Pages 278
ISBN 0691044392
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: This wide-ranging collection makes available to specialists and nonspecialists alike important critical work on the Odyssey produced during the last half century. The ten essays address five major concerns: the poem's programmatic representation of social and religious institutions and values; its transformation of folktales and traditional stories into epic adventures; its representation of gender roles and, in particular, of Penelope; its narrative strategies and form; and its relation to the Iliad, especially to that epic's distinctive conception of heroism. In the introduction, Seth L. Schein describes the poetic background to the work and suggests a variety of interpretive approaches, some of which are developed in the essays that follow. These essays include previously published work by Jean-Pierre Vernant, Pierre Vidal-Naquet, Pietro Pucci, and Charles P. Segal. There also are a new essay by Laura M. Slatkin, two revised and expanded ones by Nancy Felson-Rubin and Michael N. Nagler, and three appearing in English for the first time by Uvo Hlscher, Karl Reinhardt, and Vernant. The result is a collection that juxtaposes older, often hard-to-find articles with significant newer pieces in a way that allows for a fruitful dialogue among them.