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By Alberto Manguel

While it really is unknown if there ever was once a guy named Homer, there's no doubt that the epic poems assembled lower than his identify shape the cornerstone of Western literature, feeding our mind's eye for over and a part millennia. The Iliad and The Odyssey, with their stories of the Trojan struggle, Achilles, Ulysses and Penelope, the Sirens, the Cyclops, Helen of Troy, and the petulant gods, are ordinary to such a lot readers simply because they're so pervasive. From Plato to Virgil, Pope to Joyce, the poems were instructed and retold, interpreted and decorated. during this sleek and sweeping booklet, Alberto Manguel lines the lineage of the poems from their inception and primary recording. He considers the unique goal of the poems—either as allegory of philosophical fact or as a checklist of ancient truth—surveys the demanding situations the pagan Homer awarded to the early Christian international, and maps the unfold of the works world wide and during the centuries. Manguel follows Homer throughout the maximum literature ever created and, especially, delights within the poems themselves.

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