Charles Rowan Beye Odysseus: A Life

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Odysseus: A Life

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Now in paperback, an informative and entertaining "biography" of Odysseus by an acclaimed classicist.

Odysseus, the fictional Bronze Age hero, is an extraordinary figure who has captured our imagination over the millennia from culture to culture. But until now, he has never been the subject of a "biography," in which his life is set out from beginning to end. In this remarkable book, beloved classicist Charles Beye puts his unique spin on Odysseus' strange and adventuresome existence. With tremendous wit and insight, Beye portrays the character's amazing life and evolution--and in the process casts new light on one of the great figures of the Western imagination.

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Charles Rowan Beye is Distinguished Professor of Classics Emeritus at the City University of New York and has taught at Boston University, Stanford University, and Yale University. The author of numerous books and articles about the classics (particularly Homer and epic poetry), he divides his time between Cambridge, Massachusetts, and New York City.

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Here's an interesting book that both is, and isn't, a biography in the historical sense because the main character's very existence is somewhat of a mystery. Most people have come in contact with Odysseus through Homeric works. This book expands on what we know with what is possible. Mark Bramhall has the daunting task of straddling the elusive line between fact and fiction. He can be neither too dramatic nor professorial, and, as a result, he comes out boring. Bramhall's nasal voice doesn't rise enough for the exciting fiction, and it falls and slows for the historical parts. He paces his reading well but undermines himself once he gets going by cutting off the ends of many words. R.I.G. © AudioFile 2004, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine

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