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The Odyssey by Homer
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Aug 23, 2007

it was amazing
bookshelves: star-star, greeks-leekgreens

My first Odyssey, and so my favorite. I've read this edition a few times, and it's always a new experience. The rhythm of this translation is smooth and rolling, but it can have a narcotic effect in which the sounds and melody (even in silence) lull you away from the language and the story. This isn't a bad thing, of course, especially if you're hanging out on Circe's island or eating a little lotus. Maybe this is why episodes and words resonate differently on repeated readings- I find the book increasingly strange, rich and unsettling. wonders.
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Greta Marc,
Brenna....you tempted me. Marc...you sold me, I added to good reads.
Thanks guys, it looks good

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