Homer's Iliad and Odyssey: A Biography (Revised and Expanded)

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Price
$20.00  $18.60
Publisher
Yale University Press
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Pages
302
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Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780300272475
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About the Author
Alberto Manguel is an internationally acclaimed reader, writer, and interpreter of a broad array of texts. From 2015 to 2018 he was the director of the National Library of Argentina. His books include Curiosity and Fabulous Monsters. He lives in Lisbon, Portugal.
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Praise for the First Edition:

"Dazzling. . . . Manguel, who has read everything, will tell you where to find traces of the original--the Helen, the Cyclops, the Circe, the horse--in Icelandic sagas, fourteenth century danse macabre, Fellini's 8 1/2, Bergman's The Seventh Seal, and Jack and the Beanstalk. He devotes chapters to Homer as poetry, history, symbol, everyman, in translation and in Islam. And he himself writes like a dream of antiquity."--John Leonard, Harper's Magazine

"[Manguel] brings both his passion for books and his fluency as a writer to this engaging study. . . . Highly recommended for general readers."--T. L. Cooksey, Library Journal

"Nothing less than a history of literature itself."--Tom Holland, The Spectator

"Brief but rich history of a mysterious bard and two wondrous works that serve as foundation for Western culture."--Kirkus Reviews