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The Odyssey

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Uniform Title:
Garden City, N.Y. : Anchor Press/Doubleday, 1961.
Physical Desc:
474 pages : ill. ; 25 cm.
Inglewood - Adult Non-Fiction
883.1 H76ody
Main Library - Adult Non-Fiction
883.1 H76ody

The classic translation of The Odyssey, now in paperback.

Robert Fitzgerald's translation of Homer's Odyssey is the best and best-loved modern translation of the greatest of all epic poems. Since 1961, this Odyssey has sold more than two million copies, and it is the standard translation for three generations of students and poets. Farrar, Straus and Giroux is delighted to publish a new edition of this classic work. Fitzgerald's supple verse is ideally suited to the story of Odysseus' long journey back to his wife and home after the Trojan War. Homer's tale of love, adventure, food and drink, sensual pleasure, and mortal danger reaches the English-language reader in all its glory.

Of the many translations published since World War II, only Fitzgerald's has won admiration as a great poem in English. The noted classicist D. S. Carne-Ross explains the many aspects of its artistry in his Introduction, written especially for this new edition.

This edition also features a map, a Glossary of Names and Places, and Fitzgerald's Postscript. Line drawings precede each book of the poem.

Winner of the Bollingen Prize

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APA Citation (style guide)

Homer., & Fitzgerald, R. (1961). The Odyssey. Garden City, N.Y.: Anchor Press/Doubleday.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Homer and Robert Fitzgerald. 1961. The Odyssey. Garden City, N.Y.: Anchor Press/Doubleday.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Homer and Robert Fitzgerald, The Odyssey. Garden City, N.Y.: Anchor Press/Doubleday, 1961.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Homer., and Robert Fitzgerald. The Odyssey. Garden City, N.Y.: Anchor Press/Doubleday, 1961. Print.

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