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The Odyssey by Homer
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Jun 20, 2007

it was amazing
Recommended for: all students who are on the road to "Ithaca"
Read in March, 1952

I was a junior at New Mexico A&M (now New Mexico State Univerwsity) and working on the college swtichboard at night. This was the book that made the all-night devotion to the college switchboard more than a drudgery. It was Odesseus son Telemechus that struck me and later in life I read the poem "Ithaca" by the Greek poet of the early 20th century that it call came into my emotional view. The structure of the Oddessey is interesting as it does not follow a straight chronological line, but takes from the present to the past easily and finally at the end when he reaches his home we know of his true devotion to Penelope, but we also learn of her devotion to him. The bond between father and son is so strong that it is an ideal so many of us long for.
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