The standard translation into modern English of Homer's Odyssey. Lattimore's translation of Homer's epic Greek poem captures its fast-moving narrative and vigorous language. The volume features an extensive introduction summarizing the story and analyzing the text and the controversies surrounding it as well as a comprehensive glossary."In this Odyssey, Professor Lattimore has achieved his chef d'oeuvre as a translator. . . . A dazzling and well-nigh...
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Poetry is one of the purest forms of expressing the human experience. It also offers a reflection of the era in which it was created. For National Poet’s Day on August 21, we celebrate the age-old artform with a tour of poetry through the ages.
Margaret Atwood is 81 years old today! The renowned Canadian author has been publishing poetry, novels, nonfiction, children’s books, and more since 1961, but her star just keeps on rising. Known largely for books like The Handmaid’s Tale, you may be surprised to learn that speculative fiction actually represents a small fraction of the versatile author’s work.
Getting young people to read old books can be challenging. One successful approach we’ve come across is to pair the original with a modern take on the story. Here we feature ten classic books matched with fun, updated retellings.