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Telemachus (1995) [Novel]
by Michael Köhlmeier Rating: No votes (Rate!)
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Summary (From the publisher):

Koehlmeier's novel weaves together in highly original fashion two different literary traditions: Homeric epic and the German Bildungsroman or developmental novel. Its action rests on a framework suggested by Books One to Four of the Odyssey, the section called the Telemachy. This is the basis for a novel of universal proportions, spanning Western history from its origins as described in Greek creation myth to the present day.

Modern Telemachos, son of Odysseus, is here a normal, intelligent, sensitive youth with a girlfriend, an uneasy relationship with his mother Penelope, and the uncomfortable burden of responsibility to the inheritance of a heroic father. The goddess Athene has little success in her efforts to transform him into a warrior hero. They founder on his modern, very human sensibility.

Original title: Telemach
Original languages: German


Genre: MythologyReinterpretations

Edition #1: Telemachus

Telemachus (1998)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: Edson M. Chick
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Telemachus (1998)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: Riverside, CA
Publisher: Ariadne Press
ISBN: 1572410574
Dimensions: x x
Pages: 369

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