The Odyssey of Homer: A New Translation by Richard Wilding lands on the shelves of my shop, where it will be found in my Poetry section.
Brighton: Book Guild Publishing, 2011, (First Edition) Hardback in dust wrapper.
From the cover: The second extant work of western literature after the timeless Iliad, Homers Odyssey has been an artistic inspiration around the world since its composition around the eighth century BC. With its central theme of homecoming, combined with myth, adventure, betrayal and deceit, the poem has universal appeal to the human psyche and remains a focus for heated academic debate as to its origins, authorship and interpretation.
This new translation by Richard Wilding adopts a highly appealing and readable free verse style intended to retain the rhythmic lilt and drive of the Homeric line. The result is a pleasurable treasure to be read for pure enjoyment or used as an accurate rendition for the purposes of scholarly study.
Very Good+ in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper.
Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [VII] 351 pages. 9½” x 6¼”.