Homer's Mediterranean: A Travel Companion (Literary Travellers)

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Readers of The Odyssey who enjoy traveling often turn their attention to the places that are featured in the hero’s wanderings and his son’s journey in search of his absent father. Yet this book is not an attempt to locate the places visited by Homer’s hero in the real world; instead, it is an attempt to follow the wanderings of Odysseus, which are both literary and almost certainly contain references to real places. Beginning with these places, Wolfgang Geisthövel traces his way back to the poetry through a journey in which personal perception and reading, topography and imagination, and authenticity and fiction all mingle.

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Geisthövel aims at discovering which countryside or rather the stories about it might have served as an inspiration for Homer. He gives a detailed and lively desciption of the individual steps of the Odyssey, starting in troy and finishing in Ithaca. That way he includes the countries of Turkey, Tunisia, Malta, Italy and of course Greece.

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Wolfgang Geisthövel is best known for his book on Indonesia written in 1986 that describes Southeast Asia his encounters with the Indonesian people and their history. He is also the author of books on Hölderlin Swabia (1996 ) and the author of several books on medicine. In addition to his own writing, Geisthövel has compiled collections of literary travel writing, from Laurence Sterne to Christopher Ransmayr, Cees Nooteboom and Wolfgang Büscher .

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