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Nancy

Oberlin, OH, United States | Member Since 2012

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  • The Iliad

    • ABRIDGED (8 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Robert Fagles (translator), Homer
    • Narrated By Derek Jacobi, Maria Tucci
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    Combining the skills of a poet and scholar, Robert Fagles, winner of the PEN/Ralph Manheim Medal for Translation and a 1996 Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, brings the energy of contemporary language to this enduring heroic epic. He maintains the drive and metric music of Homer’s poetry, and evokes the impact and nuance of the Iliad’s mesmerizing repeated phrases in what Peter Levi calls “an astonishing performance."

    Amazon Customer says: "Outstanding in every way"
    "Errgh--why would you abridge THE ILIAD?!"
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    If you could sum up The Iliad in three words, what would they be?

    Errgh--why would you abridge THE ILIAD?! Especially when Derek Jacobi is reading it. He's awesome. But then, so is Homer.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Both. It's beautiful.


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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