The Odyssey Simon Armitage

ISBN: 9781615609055

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The Odyssey  by  Simon Armitage

The Odyssey by Simon Armitage
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In this new verse adaptation, originally commissioned for BBC radio, Simon Armitage has recast Homers epic as a series of bristling dramatic dialogues: between gods and men- between no-nonsense Captain Odysseus and his unruly, lotus-eating, homesickMoreIn this new verse adaptation, originally commissioned for BBC radio, Simon Armitage has recast Homers epic as a series of bristling dramatic dialogues: between gods and men- between no-nonsense Captain Odysseus and his unruly, lotus-eating, homesick companions- and between subtle Odysseus (wiliest hero of antiquity) and a range of shape-shifting adversaries—Calypso, Circe, the Sirens, the Cyclops—as he and his men are pinballed between islands of adversity.

One of the most individual voices of his generation, Armitage revitalizes our sense of the Odyssey as oral poetry, as indeed one of the greatest of tall tales.



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