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When Robert Fagle's translation of the Iliad was published in 1990, critics and scholars alike hailed it as a masterpiece.

Now Robert Fagles presents us with the Odyssey, Homer's best-loved and most accessible poem, recounting the arduous wanderings of Odysseus during his ten-year voyage home to Ithaca, after the Trojan War. If the Iliad is the world's greatest war story, then the Odyssey is literature's grandest evocation of everyman's journey through life. Odysseus' reliance on his wit and wiliness for survival in his encounters with divine and natural forces is at once the human story and an individual test of moral endurance. In the myths and legends that are magnificently retold here, Fagles has captured the energy and poetry of Homer's original in a bold, contemporary idiom and given to us an Odyssey to read aloud, to savour, and to treasure for its sheer lyrical mastery...

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  • Seller location: Timaru, Timaru - Oamaru, NZ

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