The Iliad by Homer, translated by Emily Wilson

Staff Pick

This is the great epic of soldiers and soldiering--a 3,000-year-old story that could have come from today’s headlines.  Emily Wilson's new translation is as musical and clear as her superb rendering of The Odyssey and is a genuine pleasure to read, bringing to vivid life bravery, loyalty, nobility, love, fear, pettiness, vainglory, folly, shocking violence, and, above all, grief and loss.  That we know Achilles will die and the men, women, and children of Troy will be killed or enslaved in the poem's aftermath makes the struggles of the Greeks and Trojans one of the great examinations of the human condition: a story of real nobility and deep pathos that stays in the head and heart.  In Wilson’s lovely blank verse, it is also, like the original, a tremendous work of art.

 

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By Homer, Emily Wilson (Translated by)
$39.95
ISBN: 9781324001805
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 26th, 2023