Tales from Ovid

Author(s): Ted Hughes; Charles Boyle (Contribution by)

Poetry

A powerful version of the Latin classic by England's late Poet Laureate, now in paperback.When it was published in 1997, Tales from Ovid was immediately recognized as a classic in its own right, as the best rering of Ovid in generations, and as a major book in Ted Hughes's oeuvre. The Metamorphoses of Ovid stands with the works of Homer, Virgil, Dante, and Milton as a classic of world poetry; Hughes translated twenty-four of its stories with great power and directness. The result is the liveliest twentieth-century version of the classic, at once a delight for the Latinist and an appealing introduction to Ovid for the general reader.


Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9780571191031
  • : Faber & Faber, Limited
  • : Faber & Faber, Limited
  • : July 2005
  • : 20.00 cmmm X 13.00 cmmm X 2.20 cmmm
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : English
  • : 871/.01
  • : 288
  • : Ted Hughes; Charles Boyle (Contribution by)
  • : Paperback