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The Odyssey

(2006)
A Dramatic Retelling of Homer's Epic
A collection of poems by

 
"Armitage has given an ageless story new vigor, and has done it with style, wit and elegance." - Literary Review In this new verse adaptation, originally commissioned for BBC radio, Simon Armitage has recast Homer's 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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Hardback Editions

January 2006 : UK Hardback
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Title: Homer's Odyssey
Author(s): Simon Armitage
ISBN: 0-571-22935-2 / 978-0-571-22935-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber and Faber
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Paperback Editions

October 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Odyssey: Missing Presumed Dead: Adapted for the Stage
Author(s): Simon Armitage
ISBN: 0-571-32920-9 / 978-0-571-32920-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


April 2008 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Odyssey: A Dramatic Retelling of Homer's Epic
Author(s): Simon Armitage
ISBN: 0-393-33081-8 / 978-0-393-33081-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

October 2015 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Odyssey: Missing Presumed Dead: Adapted for the Stage
Author(s): Simon Armitage
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   



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