Metamorphoses of Ovid

Metamorphoses of Ovid

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Through National Book Award-winning translator Allen Mandelbaum's poetic artistry, this gloriously entertaining achievement of literature -- classical myths filtered through the worldly and far from reverent sensibility of the Roman poet Ovid -- is revealed anew.Savage and sophisticated, mischievious and majestic, witty and wicked, The Metamorphoses weaves together every major mythological story to display a dazzling array of miraculous changes, from the time chaos is transformed into order at the moment of creation, to the time when the soul of Julius Caeser is turned into a star and set in the heavens. In its earthiness, its psychological acuity, this classic work continues to speak over the centuries to our time. Reading Mandelbaum's extraordinary translation, one imagines Ovid in his darkest moods with the heart of Baudelaire...Brilliant. -- Booklist
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  • Paperback | 559 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 50.8mm | 566.99g
  • Boston, MA, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0156001268
  • 9780156001267
  • 175,869

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The Metamorphoses is a treasury of classical myths, filtered through the worldly and far from reverent sensibility of the Roman poet Ovid (43 B.C-A.D.17).
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