The Odyssey: The Fitzgerald Translation

The Odyssey

The Fitzgerald Translation

Paperback
Pub. price: $16.00

ISBN10: 0374525749 ISBN13: 9780374525743 Contributors: Homer Publisher: Farrar Straus & Giroux Published: Nov 1 1998 Pages: 528 Weight: 1.00lbs. Height: 8.50" Width: 6.00" Depth: 1.50" Language: English

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The classic translation of The Odyssey, now in paperback.

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

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.

Winner of the Bollingen Prize
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