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Published: 25 July 1991

352 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195068184

Bookseller Code (06)

The Odyssey of Homer

Translated by T.E. Lawrence

With an introduction by Bernard Knox

"I have hunted wild boars and watched wild lions," wrote T.E. Lawrence, the famed Lawrence of Arabia. "Built boats and killed many men. So I have odd knowledges that qualify me to understand The Odyssey, and odd experiences that interpret it to me." In this prose edition of Homer's epic work (available for the first time in decades), one of the century's best-known men of action draws upon his innate sense of language and true gifts of translation to transform the Odyssey into mellifluous prose. Indeed, Lawrence was an author who won the admiration of such writers as Ezra Pound, W.H. Auden, and Robert Graves. For a generation of readers familiar only with often-strained verse translations of Homer, Lawrence's edition will provide (as The New York Times wrote) "a vividness to the story beyond any other text familiar to us."

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