Welcome Guest, login
SHOPPING CART ( 0 items )
TOTAL: $0
Incense Holder (Sun)
Price: $2.00
Price: $2.00
Price: $2.00
Home>Novels

The Odyssey

Item Number: ISBN 1556437285 20600
Homer; Translated by Charles Stein
The Odyssey
Retail Price: $22.95
Your Savings: $18.95

Your Price:
$4.00
Quantity
Add to Wish List
Email a friend Email a friend
Review this item Review this item
Description
Most translations of The Odyssey are in the kind of standard verse form believed typical of high-serious composition in the ancient world. Yet some scholars believe the epic was originally composed in a less formal, phrase-by-phrase prosody. Charles Stein employs the latter approach in this dramatic, and in some ways truer, version. Famous episodes such as the sirens, Scylla and Charybdis, and the Cyclops, are rendered with previously unseen energy and empathy. The poems second halfwhere Odysseus, returned home to take revenge on his wifes suitorshas extraordinarily subtle, novelistic features that are made more transparent in this version. There is also a special feel for the archaic dimensions of Homerthe world of gods and their complex relations to Fate and Being that other translators tend to deemphasize in order to make the poem feel modern. Most versions exclude or minimize the magical aspects of the poem, but Stein gives these elements full play, so that the spirit of a universe predating the classical era shines through. This vibrant version of The Odyssey shows readers not only what the Greeks thought about their gods but the gods themselves. Summaries preceding each chapter and a list of recommended websites help expand the experience.

A second-generation Black Mountain poet, Charles Stein has spent almost fifty years writing and translating poetry. Often associated with Charles Olson, Robert Duncan, and others, he is also the author of Persephone Unveiled. He lives in Barrytown, NY.
Related Items
The Sun Stalker: A Novel Based on the Life of Joseph Mallord William Turner - Hardcover
The Sun Stalker: A Novel Based on the Life of Joseph Mallord William Turner - Hardcover
Your Price: $14.02
Hungry Ghosts: A Darcy Lott Mystery (Darcy Lott Mysteries)
Hungry Ghosts: A Darcy Lott Mystery (Darcy Lott Mysteries)
Your Price: $4.99
Oaktown Devil
Oaktown Devil
Your Price: $2.00
Playing With Fire (Fortune Tellers Club)
Playing With Fire (Fortune Tellers Club)
Your Price: $2.00
Hollyweird
Hollyweird
Your Price: $2.00
Mongoose Deception, The (CJ Floyd Mystery Series) [Hardcover]
Mongoose Deception, The (CJ Floyd Mystery Series) [Hardcover]
Your Price: $4.00
Recently Viewed Items
Browse Similar Items