ISBN-10:
039332642X
ISBN-13:
9780393326420
Pub. Date:
01/17/2005
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Metamorphoses: A New Translation

Metamorphoses: A New Translation

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Overview

"A version that has been long awaited, and likely to become the new standard." —Michael Dirda, Washington Post

Ovid's epic poem—whose theme of change has resonated throughout the ages—is one of the most important texts of Western imagination, an inspiration from Dante's times to the present day, when writers such as Salman Rushdie and Italo Calvino have found a living source in Ovid's work. Charles Martin combines a close fidelity to Ovid's text with verse that catches the speed and liveliness of the original. Martin's Metamorphoses will be the translation of choice for contemporary readers in English. This volume also includes endnotes and a glossary of people, places, and personifications.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393326420
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 01/17/2005
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 597
Sales rank: 153,877
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Charles Martin was born in New York City in 1942. He earned a Ph.D. in English from the State University of New York at Buffalo. The recipient of numerous awards, Martin has received the Bess Hokin Prize, the Literature Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Ingram Merrill Foundation. Three of his poetry collections—Steal the Bacon (1987), What the Darkness Proposes (1996), and Starting from Sleep: New and Selected Poems (2002)—have been nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. His translation of Ovid’s Metamorphoses won the 2004 Harold Morton Landon Translation Award from the Academy of American Poets.

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