The Metamorphoses of Ovid: A New Verse Translation by Allen Mandelbaum

The Metamorphoses of Ovid: A New Verse Translation by Allen Mandelbaum

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Through 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. “[An] extraordinary translation...brilliant” (Booklist). With an Introduction by the Translator.

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ISBN-13: 9780156001267
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 04/15/1995
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 576
Sales rank: 140,262
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.45(d)

About the Author


Allen Mandelbaum's translations of Homer, Dante, Virgil, Quasimodo, and Ungaretti have all been richly praised. For his translation of The Aeneid, he won the National Book Award.
 

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The Metamorphoses of Ovid: A New Verse Translation by Allen Mandelbaum 3.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
RedWolfMoon More than 1 year ago
If I could, I would leave a zero star rating. I searched in the ISBN number of the book I required for my college course. I needed the Mandelbaum translation of The Metamorphosis of Ovid. However. I found this page and saw, to my delight, that there was an ebook version of THIS book. THIS version. I happily bought it, but was shocked to find out that the translator is different. It gives NO INDICATION of being a different translation. Barnes and Noble, I am extremely dissatisfied. You need to remove the ebook buyable version from this particular book unless it is the translation of Mendelbaum. I can't even return it, and it's your fault that this mix-up was made.
simonmagus on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
for me, the best modern translation of this essential retelling of Roman mythology. Mandelbaum is a master of the iambic pentameter, although he may use too many effects for some readers. If you love the Metamorphoses and have a tolerance for older poetry, you must read the Arthur Golding translation (1567) as well, available in at least three editions.
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