The Iliad

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Product Number: Z100135181
Released: Feb 12, 2018
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ISBN: #9781442347328
Narrator/s: Alfred Molina
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An Iliad for the twenty-first century, this magnificent new translation by Stephen Mitchell sets the highest standards for beauty, accuracy, and aliveness. The power and the beauty of The Iliad resound again across 2,700 years in Stephen Mitchell's exciting new translation, as if the lifeblood of its heroes Achilles and Patroclus, Hector and Priam flowed in every word. And we are there with them amid the horror and ecstasy of war, carried along by a poetry that lifts even the most devastating human events into the realm of the beautiful. Based on the recent, superb M.L. West edition of the Greek, this Iliad is more accessible and moving than any previous version. Whether it is his exciting recent version of Gilgamesh, with more than 150,000 copies sold, or his unmatched translation of the poet Rilke, still the standard after twenty-nine years, or his Tao Te Ching, which has sold more than 900,000 copies and itself been translated into six languages, Stephen Mitchell's books are international sensations. Now, thanks to his scholarship and poetic power, which re-creates the energy and simplicity, the speed, grace, and continual thrust and pull of the original, The Iliad 's ancient story bursts vividly into new life and will reach an even larger audience of listeners.

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Author(s): Homer
Original Publish Date: Oct 11, 2011

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Professional reviews

"Whatever one thinks of Mitchell's new--and controversial--translation of Homer's epic poem of love and war, it begs to be read aloud. Listeners may choose not to wade through the lengthy introduction, read by Mitchell himself, which contains lots of helpful background information about ancient Greek society but unnecessary recitation of long swaths of the poetry. Those who do will be rewarded by Alfred Molina's rich tones and robust narrative style when the original poetry begins in Book One with "The rage of Achilles--sing it now, goddess, sing through me." Impeccable pacing and subtle inflections, along with plenty of vocal punch for the battle scenes and confrontational dialogue, make the sometimes coarse vernacular feel appropriate to what Mitchell calls the "spirit of the text." Let's hope we get to hear Molina finish the story for us in THE ODYSSEY. S.G. (c) AudioFile 2011, Portland, Maine"

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