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    DescriptionThe "Metamorphoses" of Ovid stands with the great works of Homer, Virgil, Dante, and Milton as a classic of world poetry. Ted Hughes, one of the most admired and widely read of living poets, has now translated twenty-four stories from the "Metamorphoses." The result, "Tales from Ovid," is the most vigorous and supple twentieth-century version of this foundational work, at once a delight for the Latinist and an appealing introduction to Ovid for the general reader. Writing in clear, emphatic unrhymed verse, Ted Hughes has transformed Ovid's Latin poetry into English, giving us not only a new Ovid but a substantial new work of poetry in English, and one that speaks to our time much the way the Latin "Metamorphoses" did to Ovid's.

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    Tales from Ovid
    24 Passages from the Metamorphoses
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Ted Hughes, By (author) Ovid
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 272
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 206 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 318 g
    ISBN 13: 9780374525873
    ISBN 10: 0374525870

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21500
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.1
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: DCF
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
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    BISAC V2.8: POE005020
    Ingram Subject Code: PO
    Libri: I-PO
    Abridged Dewey: 808
    LC classification: PA
    B&T General Subject: 640
    B&T Approval Code: A24202500
    DC22: 873.01
    DC21: 873.01
    BISAC V2.8: POE008000
    LC subject heading: ,
    Thema V1.0: DC
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1DDU, 1DDR
    Edition statement
    Farrar, Straus & Giroux Inc
    Imprint name
    Farrar, Straus & Giroux Inc
    Publication date
    30 March 1999
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Ted Hughes was Poet Laureate of England and the author of many books of poetry. His works include "Phedre," "Birthday Letters," and "Oresteia of Aeschylus," among others. He died in 1998.
    Review quote
    "Brilliantly succeeds at bringing Ovid's passionate and disturbing stories to life."--James Shapiro, " The New York Times Book Review" "One of the few unquestionable successes in the revolutionary vein Pound opened at the start of the century."--Donald Lyons, "The Wall Street Journal" "Hughes is as broad as Ovid and as subtle, as violent and as erotic, as elegant and as folksy-and often all at the same time. It is simply a beautiful match."--Michael Hofmann, "The Times "(London)