The Lost Books of the Odyssey

Elegant, provocative and utterly fascinating, The Lost Books of the Odyssey seems destined to become a modern classic.

The Lost Books of the Odyssey

Author: Zachary Mason

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446477630

Page: 240

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After ten years' journeying Odysseus returns, again and again, to Ithaca. Each time he finds something different: his patient wife Penelope has betrayed him and married; his arrival accelerates time and he watches his family age and die in front of him; he walks into an empty house in ruins; he returns but is so bored he sets sail again to repeat his voyage; he comes back to find Penelope is dead. In these forty-four retellings of passages from Homer's Odyssey, Zachary Mason uses Homer's linear narrative and explodes it: presenting alternative and contradictory fragments of familiar stories - the Trojan Horse, the Cyclops, Circe, the Sirens - allowing us to see Homer's masterpiece afresh. Elegant, provocative and utterly fascinating, The Lost Books of the Odyssey seems destined to become a modern classic.

Metamorphica

In the tradition of Zachary Mason’s bestselling first novel, The Lost Books of the Odyssey – where he recast episodes from Homer’s masterpiece – Metamorphica now reimagines Ovid’s epic poem of endless transformation, Metamorphoses ...

Metamorphica

Author: Zachary Mason

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448162076

Page: 304

View: 839

In the tradition of Zachary Mason’s bestselling first novel, The Lost Books of the Odyssey – where he recast episodes from Homer’s masterpiece – Metamorphica now reimagines Ovid’s epic poem of endless transformation, Metamorphoses. Just as the Roman poet reinvigorated the Greek Classical legends 700 years after Homer, so Mason now gives us a radical and exciting renovation of those myths, 2,000 years after Ovid. It retells the great stories of Narcissus, Orpheus, Persephone, Icarus, Midas, Medea and Actaeon, and strings them together like the stars in constellations – with even Ovid himself entering the narrative. It’s as though the ancient mythologies had been rewritten by Borges or Calvino – or artificial intelligence – and brought glimmering back into our world. Metamorphica re-engages with the elemental power of the ancient shape-changing gods by keeping their essences while rewriting their stories. It is this extraordinary narrative approach that is so thrilling; we watch as the author extracts more and more out of the original legend – adding infinite perspectives to narratives we thought we knew. Mason understands that the great myths are parables – always in flux, always relevant – always throwing shards of light from the morning of the world.

An Instructional Guide for Literature The Odyssey

However, most scholars today believe that The Odyssey was composed during
the 700s bce . ... Modern novels based on The Odyssey include Zachary Mason's
The Lost Books of the Odyssey (Picador, 2011) and Tracy Barrett's King of Ithaka
 ...

An Instructional Guide for Literature  The Odyssey

Author: Jennifer Kroll

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials

ISBN: 1425897312

Page: 72

View: 196

Explore a mythical world and encourage students to analyze various story elements through the fun, challenging activities and lessons provided in this instructional guide for literature. This guide is the perfect tool to aid students in analyzing and comprehending this timeless story. Appealing and challenging cross-curricular lessons and activities incorporate research-based literacy skills to help students become thorough readers. These lessons and activities work in conjunction with the text to teach students how to analyze and comprehend story elements in multiple ways, practice close reading and text-based vocabulary, determine meaning through text-dependent questions, and much more.

The Book of Lost Books

In addition to The Iliad, The Odyssey, scraps of The Cypria and the socalled
Homeric Hymns, we learn of other epics composed by, or attributed to, Homer. In
the pseudoHerodotus' Life of Homer, we hear of a poem entitled The Expedition
of ...

The Book of Lost Books

Author: Stuart Kelly

Publisher: Birlinn

ISBN: 0857905252

Page: 460

View: 736

An account of books destroyed, misplaced, never finished, or never even begun - from ancient Greek and Arabic masters through Shakespeare, Dante and Hemingway right up to the present day.

The Telegony

In classical times, the story of the Trojan War was told in a series of eight epic poems known as the Epic Cycle, of which only the Iliad and Odyssey by Homer survive to the present day.

The Telegony

Author: D M Smith

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 122

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In classical times, the story of the Trojan War was told in a series of eight epic poems known as the Epic Cycle, of which only the Iliad and Odyssey by Homer survive to the present day. The final poem in the sequence was Eugammon of Cyrene's Telegony-an obscure, largely forgotten post-script to the Odyssey, which told of the hero's adventures in the years after his return to Ithaca, and his eventual death at the hands of Telegonus, his eponymous son by the goddess Circe. The Telegony is now lost, but fragments of Odysseus' post-Homeric life are preserved in the works of later authors. Following on from his 2017 reconstruction of the Cypria, editor D. M. Smith provides an exhaustive compilation of these many and varied sources, illustrating how Eugammon's poem was just one of several competing traditions concerning Odysseus' eventual fate. Included are excerpts from Apollodorus' Bibliotheca, Hyginus' Fabulae, Parthenius' Erotica Pathemata, and the fictional Trojan War diary of Dictys Cretensis, as well as the writings of Oppian, Plutarch, Servius, and the second-century geographer Pausanias. Smith also presents two medieval interpretations of the Telegonus story by the Middle English poets John Gower and John Lydgate. The Telegony may be gone forever, but in its absence, this comprehensive anthology will at least shed some light on what became of the wily son of Laertes after Homer left off.

Milton s Paradise Lost Books I and II

These four rivers are named in the tenth book of the Odyssey . — 581 . Inflame .
Neuter ? or active ? to be on fire ? or to set on fire ? — 583 . Lethe ( Gr . añon ,
lethe , forgetfulness ) , oblivion . Why “ slow and silent ' ? — 584 . Labyrinth . As
the ...

Milton s Paradise Lost  Books I and II

Author: John Milton

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 113

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Paradise Lost Books V and VI

He entertained Odysseus , and Homer describes his palace and gardens at
length . M . refers in two other passages to those books ( VI - X111 ) of the
Odyssey in which Odysseus stays “ where Alcinous reigned ” ; cf . the Vac . Ex .
48 — 52 ...

Paradise Lost  Books V and VI

Author: John Milton

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN:

Page:

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Myth O Mania Get Lost Odysseus

The Trojan War is over, but now Odysseus has to find his way home to Ithaca . . . and in typical fashion, he's angered Poseidon enough that the sea-god has decided to make his journey miserable (if not impossible).

Myth O Mania  Get Lost  Odysseus

Author: Kate McMullan

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 1496500415

Page: 240

View: 526

The Trojan War is over, but now Odysseus has to find his way home to Ithaca . . . and in typical fashion, he's angered Poseidon enough that the sea-god has decided to make his journey miserable (if not impossible).

An Odyssey

But through the sometimes uncomfortable months that the two men explore Homer's great work together--first in the classroom, where Jay persistently challenges his son's interpretations, and then during a surprise-filled Mediterranean ...

An Odyssey

Author: Daniel Mendelsohn

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0385350600

Page: 320

View: 507

A timeless and inspiring gift for Father's Day. Named a Best Book of 2017 by NPR, Library Journal, The Christian Science Monitor, and Newsday A Kirkus Best Memoir of 2017 Shortlisted for the 2017 Baillie Gifford Prize From award-winning memoirist and critic, and bestselling author of The Lost: a deeply moving tale of a father and son's transformative journey in reading--and reliving--Homer's epic masterpiece. When eighty-one-year-old Jay Mendelsohn decides to enroll in the undergraduate Odyssey seminar his son teaches at Bard College, the two find themselves on an adventure as profoundly emotional as it is intellectual. For Jay, a retired research scientist who sees the world through a mathematician's unforgiving eyes, this return to the classroom is his "one last chance" to learn the great literature he'd neglected in his youth--and, even more, a final opportunity to more fully understand his son, a writer and classicist. But through the sometimes uncomfortable months that the two men explore Homer's great work together--first in the classroom, where Jay persistently challenges his son's interpretations, and then during a surprise-filled Mediterranean journey retracing Odysseus's famous voyages--it becomes clear that Daniel has much to learn, too: Jay's responses to both the text and the travels gradually uncover long-buried secrets that allow the son to understand his difficult father at last. As this intricately woven memoir builds to its wrenching climax, Mendelsohn's narrative comes to echo the Odyssey itself, with its timeless themes of deception and recognition, marriage and children, the pleasures of travel and the meaning of home. Rich with literary and emotional insight, An Odyssey is a renowned author-scholar's most triumphant entwining yet of personal narrative and literary exploration.

Rain Taxi Review of Books

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ODYSSEY Zachary Mason Starcherone Books ( $ 16 ) Zachary Moson Odysseus
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The Iliad and The Odyssey Butler Edition

After the war, the story switches to the fated Ulysses who mocks the Greek god of the seas and is lost for decades in the waters of the Mediterranean.

The Iliad and The Odyssey  Butler Edition

Author: Homer

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1773562363

Page: 450

View: 895

When the beautiful Helen is taken away and fall madly in love with Hector of Troy her Greek partner gathers the forces of Greece to fight against the Trojans to get her back. One of the mighty heroes that goes along with the war is the mighty Achilles who manages some great feats in the battle but in the end is cursed by the gods for an act of defilement and dies. After the war, the story switches to the fated Ulysses who mocks the Greek god of the seas and is lost for decades in the waters of the Mediterranean. As he fights with gods and even travels to the realm of the dead to once again return home, his throne is threatened as new suitors seek to claim his wife and his crown back in Greece.

Decoding the Lost World of the Maya

The identification of a unit of measurement used in in Central America with evidence of links to ancient Israel, Egypt or Phoenicia.

Decoding the Lost World of the Maya

Author: Charlotte Cottier

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780980697568

Page:

View: 524

The identification of a unit of measurement used in in Central America with evidence of links to ancient Israel, Egypt or Phoenicia.

The Iliad

(OWC Hardback) Homer. 30 Z. Mason, The Lost Books of the 'Odyssey' (London,
2010), 54. 31 The film, directed by Wim Wenders, scripted by Handke,

The Iliad

Author: Homer

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191620009

Page: 512

View: 905

'War, the bringer of tears...' War, glory, despair, and mourning: for 2,700 years the Iliad has gripped listeners and readers with the story of Achilles' anger and Hector's death. This tragic episode during the siege of Troy, sparked by a quarrel between the leader of the Greek army and its mightiest warrior, Achilles, is played out between mortals and gods, with devastating human consequences. It is a story of many truths, speaking of awesome emotions, the quest for fame and revenge, the plight of women, and the lighthearted laughter of the gods. Above all, it confronts us with war in all its brutality - and with fleeting images of peace, which punctuate the poem as distant memories, startling comparisons, and doomed aspirations. The Iliad's extraordinary power testifies to the commitment of its many readers, who have turned to it in their own struggles to understand life and death. This elegant and compelling new translation is accompanied by a full introduction and notes that guide the reader in understanding the poem and the many different contexts in which it was performed and read.

The Odyssey of Sergeant Jack Brennan

By retelling Homer's epic about Odysseus' difficult journey home after the Trojan War, and weaving in the stories of contemporary Marines, The Odyssey of Sergeant Jack Brennan powerfully conveys the profound challenges today's veterans face ...

The Odyssey of Sergeant Jack Brennan

Author: Bryan Doerries

Publisher: Knopf

ISBN: 1101870990

Page: 160

View: 470

A bold and original graphic novelization of The Odyssey that is both a powerful story for our time—capturing its timeless lessons for returning veterans of Afghanistan and Iraq—as well as a vivid new way into Homer's classic for modern readers. Jack Brennan is a Marine Corps sergeant whose infantry squad has been cleared to return home from a grueling deployment to Afghanistan. A few years prior, Sergeant Brennan lost one of his closest friends—a young combat veteran—to suicide and has vowed to do everything in his power to keep his Marines from a similar fate. On their last night in-country, Brennan shares his version of The Odyssey to help prepare his squad for the transition back to the home front. By retelling Homer's epic about Odysseus' difficult journey home after the Trojan War, and weaving in the stories of contemporary Marines, The Odyssey of Sergeant Jack Brennan powerfully conveys the profound challenges today's veterans face upon returning from combat even as it tells "the oldest war story of all time."

A Companion to Homer s Odyssey

Provides background information on the history and mythology of Homer's "Odyssey" and presents discussions on each of the twenty-four books of the work.

A Companion to Homer s Odyssey

Author: James V. Morrison

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN:

Page: 210

View: 447

Provides background information on the history and mythology of Homer's "Odyssey" and presents discussions on each of the twenty-four books of the work.

Homer Odyssey Books XIX and XX

THE POEM (a) The Odyssey and the Iliad' The Odyssey is commonly regarded as
an inferior work to the Iliad, and even those who greatly admire the Odyssey
frequently consider books 13–24 to be inferior to the first half of the poem.

Homer  Odyssey Books XIX and XX

Author: Homer

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521347600

Page: 248

View: 429

A general survey of the Odyssey, together with comment on the action, characterisation and style of books XIX and XX.