- Afmetingen:13,3 x 19,8 x 2,1 cm
- Aantal Pagina's:228
- Genre:Literatuur anderstalig
The Lost Books of the Odyssey
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.