Easton Press Deluxe Limited Edition Item 3376: JASON AND THE ARGONAUTS
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Easton Press has added to the DLE list: https://www.eastonpress.com/prod/61D/3376/JASON-AND-THE-ARGONAUTS.
EP tickles my fancy once again, a strong possibility for purchase.
Enjoying the illustrations on this one. Don't remember reading it when I was younger, but perhaps I did so. Time to revisit it next year.
The illustrations do indeed look intriguing, but only 8 of them in a 320-page book listed at $365? Pretty skimpy.
Thank you for posting this! I am definitely interested in this book and possibly will purchase it at a later time. I do like the illustrations.
I do like the illustrations, and the content. Who doesn't like Greek Mythology?
I liked the movie when I was a kid - cheesy, but with plenty of action and monsters.
I certainly would read this poem in paperback or kindle before spending this kind of money on this handsome DLE with 8 quality illustrations. I did this with Gilgamesh and did not purchase because I could not fall in love with the work. I only buy DLEs that I love.
>8 HugoDumas: "Handsome DLE with 8 quality illustrations" sounds almost like a marketing pitch (tongue in cheek). Komarck sells his signed prints - 8.5 x 11 for $15.00 in his own website, so in and out of itself his signature and prints do not add much value unless one "falls in love with it." Komarck's "Photoshop & digital paint" art (to use his own words) is fine, but I find it more suitable for a comic book/graphic novel or a computer game not a Greek Mythology classic. It is to me somehow a bit lifeless devoid of motion and emotion...
>10 HugoDumas: Only kidding :). Whereas I appreciate illustrators' "new" takes on classics like Dracula or 1984, in some instances being very unorthodox/controversial, this computer-generated imagery is too clinical and leaves very little to imagination. I do hope this is not EP's new direction...
This verse translation by Aaron Poochigian was published first by Penguin Classics in 2014. Penguin had previously published a prose translation by E. V. Rieu in 1959. There have been many translations, both verse and prose, dating back at least to 1780, but I haven’t read any of them. I don’t know that there is a widely accepted “standard” translation of this work.
Overpriced as far as I am concerned. I like the illos, but I will be happier with my copy of the Limited Editions Club issue of this title (Argonautica, 1957, and printed in Greek and English in Athens, illus by A. Tassos) when it arrives. The LEC used the Edward Coleridge translation.
Just so's you know, I do have quite a few EP books in my library, so am not averse to acquiring them.
The E.V. Rieu prose translation is currently available in an illustrated edition from Folio Society for $61.95. https://www.foliosociety.com/usa/the-voyage-of-argo.html
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