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Odisea (edition 2000)

by Homer, José Luis Calvo Martínez (Editor)

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Member:mcuquet
Title:Odisea
Authors:Homer
Other authors:José Luis Calvo Martínez (Editor)
Info:Madrid : Cátedra, cop. 2000
Collections:Barcelona, To read, Your library
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Tags:lang:es, Literatura clàssica, Mitologia, Èpica, Segle IX aC

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The Odyssey by Homer

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    Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage by Alfred Lansing (BookWallah)
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  kewlgeek | Jun 30, 2015 |
I read The Iliad shortly before reading The Odyssey. I found The Odyssey by far the better book: it's structure is clever, starting in medius res, and then giving the hero a chance to fill in the gaps later.

It contains a lot of the classic episodes that are often retold in different settings: the sirens, the cyclops, scylla and charibdis, the beguiling woman who keeps the hero hostage.

The only bit that I felt dragged a bit was when Odysseus returned to Ithaca as a beggar and stayed with the swineherd. But other than that, it was a surprisingly good read for a classic that dates back to ancient Greece. ( )
1 vote Pondlife | Jun 3, 2015 |
This is much better the The Iliad. You can see why scholars think it's the later book. Homer has learnt a thing or two about the narrative art. It reads almost like a modern novel. The entire book is constructed of a series of guest/host scenarios as all the permutations are explored. Homer doesn't lose sight of his story as he does at times in the Iliad.

This is Fagles' translation. He's not a real poet. He writes prose, marred with a poor sentence structure, which he then breaks into lines. A shame, but if you just read it as prose you will, thankfully, finally come to the end of the book. ( )
  Lukerik | May 20, 2015 |
As with my review of Lombardo's translation of the Iliad, I will not comment on homers masterful and classic story. Many others have done so and I can add little.

But, like his translation of the Iliad, Lombardo's modern and dramatic style make this classic engaging.

Highly recommended. ( )
  dham340 | May 10, 2015 |
My copy is Book 10 in the Kings Treasuries of Literature series. A quote from the Appendix: "These little books do not profess to be more than shortened and simplified versions of the great poetic originals, and they are designed, in the first instance, for children." This is a nice way to become acquainted with the classic. ( )
  gmillar | Apr 24, 2015 |
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Epigraph
Much have I travelled in the realms of gold,
And many goodly states and kingdoms seen;
Round many western islands have I been
Which bards in fealty to Apollo hold.
Oft of one wide expanse had I been told
That deep-browed Homer ruled as his demesne;
Yet did I never breathe its pure serene
Till I heard Chapman speak out loud and bold:
Then felt I like some watcher of the skies
When a new planet swims into his ken;
Or like stout Cortez when with eagle eyes
He stared at the Pacific--and all his men
Looked at each other with a wild surmise--
Silent, upon a peak in Darien.

John Keats
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for my sons and daughters - Translator's dedication (Fitzgerald, 1963)
For Lynne
su gar m'ebiôsao, kourê - Translator's dedication
(Fagles, 1996)
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By now the other warriors, those that had escaped headlong ruin by sea or in battle, were safely home.
Sing to me of the man, Muse, the man of twists and turns driven time and again off course, once he had plundered the hallowed heights of Troy.
This is the story of a man, one who was never at a loss.
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Tell me Muse, of the man of many ways, who was driven far journeys, after he had sacked Troy's sacred citadel.
(Lattimore translation}
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The Odyssey is the epic poem about the great adventurer Odysseus. After the great fall of Troy, Odysseus has some difficulties finding his way back to Ithaca. He encounters sirens, giants and many other mythical creatures and it takes him 10 years to find his way home. I enjoyed this book because it of the mythology and the adventure that it portrays and I think it is a good read.
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0140268863, Paperback)

Robert Fagles's translation is a jaw-droppingly beautiful rendering of Homer's Odyssey, the most accessible and enthralling epic of classical Greece. Fagles captures the rapid and direct language of the original Greek, while telling the story of Odysseus in lyrics that ring with a clear, energetic voice. The story itself has never seemed more dynamic, the action more compelling, nor the descriptions so brilliant in detail. It is often said that every age demands its own translation of the classics. Fagles's work is a triumph because he has not merely provided a contemporary version of Homer's classic poem, but has located the right language for the timeless character of this great tale. Fagles brings the Odyssey so near, one wonders if the Hollywood adaption can be far behind. This is a terrific book.

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

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