The Lost Books of the Odyssey

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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

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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: 202

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.

Absolute Recoil

Therein also resides the redeeming quality of Zachary Mason's The Lost Books of
the Odyssey,” which contains a series ... chaotic mess of legends from which
Homer cut out and fashioned his epic poem: Odysseus returns home to Ithaca
and ...

Absolute Recoil

Author: Slavoj Žižek

Publisher: Verso Trade

ISBN: 1781686823

Page: 436

View: 162

"In this major new work the leading philosopher Slavoj éZiézek argues that philosophical materialism has failed to meet the key scientific, theoretical and political challenges of the modern world, from relativity theory and quantum physics to Freudian psychoanalysis and the failure of twentieth-century Communism. To bring materialism up to date, éZiézek proposes a new foundation for dialectical materialism. He argues that dialectical materialism is the only true philosophical inheritor of what Hegel designates as the speculative approach of thought - all other forms of materialism fail. In Absolute Recoil, éZiézek offers a startling reformulation of the ground and possibilities of contemporary philosophy"--

Paradise Lost books I and II

2 In his opening of the Iliad and the Odyssey , Homer , the father of epic poetry ,
invokes the aid of the goddess of poetry . Epic singers since his time have
followed his appeal for inspiration . But Milton was a Puritan , and he could not ,
from the ...

Paradise Lost  books I  and II

Author: John Milton

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 90

View: 296

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.

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: 475

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).

The Odyssey of Nath Dragon Collection

Over 100,000 Nath Dragon stories have been sold worldwide. If you have any questions, please, email, [email protected] Amazon Reviewers say,"This story is awesome!" "Another home run!" "Nath is bigger than life!"

The Odyssey of Nath Dragon Collection

Author: Craig Halloran

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781724403629

Page: 776

View: 506

A new twist on dragons unlike anything you've read before.A Man Born To Protect His HomeNath Dragon's place in life was determined at birth. He is destined to protect Dragon Home and must carry the burden of his legacy. He does not have the convenience of following his own desires.Left To Face His Enemies AloneWith cunning dark elves out to destroy Nath, his life takes a turn that threatens to ruin his family. With nobody to trust and nowhere to go, the young warrior sets out to uncover answers that his rivals will kill to protect.The Truth May Cost Him His Life, Or Change EverythingThe closer he gets to the truth, the more dangerous Nath's quest becomes. Battling ruthless enemies, wizards, dragons, and thieves, Nath uncovers the one thing he thought he always knew: who he actually is.This clean fantasy series intended for younger readers has proven to be a must read for readers of all ages. Don't miss out on over 400,000 words, 5 complete books, 776 pages of action-packed adventure that covers all of the bases of the fantasy worlds spectrum! Scroll Up And Grab Your Copy Today!The Odyssey of Nath Dragon is appropriate for readers of all ages but contains all of the page turning thrills one should expect from fantasy. It is followed up by two more books series, The Chronicles of Dragon and the Tail of the Dragon, each 10 books long. Over 100,000 Nath Dragon stories have been sold worldwide. If you have any questions, please, email, [email protected] Amazon Reviewers say,"This story is awesome!" "Another home run!" "Nath is bigger than life!"

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

View: 874

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:

View: 711

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: 148

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.

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: 274

A New York Times/PBS NewsHour Book Club Pick 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. 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

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: 871

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."