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Odyssey: A Modern Sequel (1938) [Novel]
by Nikos Kazantzakis Rating: Weighted - 9.3 / Average - 10.0 of 10 (1 votes) (Rate!)
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Not a new translation of Homer but a completely new story, a truly modern sequel, an epic in its own right. Its central theme is the search of modern man for his soul and for God, and his restless exploration for the meaning of freedom.

Mythological in its setting, it is modern in its striving for certainties and in its concern for freedom and the individual.

In 24 books (one for each letter of the Greek alphabet) and 33,333 lines of magnificent poetry, Nikos Kazantzakis takes up the story of Odysseus at the point in the narrative where Homer left off. His hero cleans the blood of Penelope's suitors from his body and leaves Ithaca once more. He abducts the full-blooded, still-beautiful Helen, destroys the decadent civilization of Crete, and sets off on voyages and adventures which carry him to Egypt, the southern tip of Africa, and finally to the remotest regions of the Antarctic.

Original title: Οδύσσεια
Original languages: Greek


Genre: MythologyReinterpretations
PoetryEpic and Narrative Poetry
FictionGeneral FictionLiterary Fiction/classicsFootnote Fiction

This work is an imitation of the following works :
     Odyssey, the (-800) [Novel]
      Author: Homer

Edition #1: Odyssey: A Modern Sequel

Odyssey: A Modern Sequel (1958)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: Kimon Friar
Illustrated by: Ghika
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The Odyssey: A Modern Sequel (1958)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Simon & Schuster

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ISBN: 0671530801
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