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The description for this book, Chapman's Homer: Volume 1: The Iliad. Vol. 2: The Odyssey, and Lesser Homerica, will be forthcoming.
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"In Chapman's Whole Works of Homer, English is spendthrift, inebriate with waste motion, at times precious and as yet uncertain of its coruscating force. It is also the language of Elizabethan and Jacobean drama, charged with sensory, corporeal thrust. At moments, it is already exact in that manual, pragmatic vein which is the virtue of English. At others, it comes armed with lyric sorrow. Homer, as Chapman construes him. . .makes the English language know itself and impels it to cast its lexical-grammatical net over a thronging prodigality of life."--George Steiner, Homer in English
"Chapman's Homer provided for the Iliad and the Odyssey exactly what the King James Bible (also published in 1611) did for the Hebrew Bible and the New Testament in English: it offered a stylistically vigorous and morally powerful translation that has influenced generations of subsequent readers, even as new versions have proliferated."--Jan M. Ziolkowski, Harvard University
"Chapman's versions inspired English poets for centuries after his time. They rest on a minute and perceptive reading of the texts. And they retain their power to fascinate and provoke anyone interested in Homer and his afterlife, in Renaissance ideas about classical and modern poetry, or in the development of the language of English poetry."--Anthony T. Grafton, Princeton University
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Book Description Princeton University Press. Condition: Good. Volume 1 only Ex-library, so some stamps and wear, but in good overall condition. Seller Inventory # Z1-C-073-00214
Book Description Princeton Univ Press, Ewing, New Jersey, U.S.A., 1967. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Two Volume set. Second Edition. VG/VG. Hardcover, quarter cloth with gilt titles, DJ, 740 and 653 pp, light gray topstain, light edgewear to jackets with light spotting to foredges and age toning to price clipped jakcet and spines, else a clean and crisp set. Protected in Brodart covers. Seller Inventory # 110873