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The Resource Why Homer matters, Adam Nicolson

Why Homer matters, Adam Nicolson

Label
Why Homer matters
Title
Why Homer matters
Statement of responsibility
Adam Nicolson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In this passionate, deeply personal book, Adam Nicolson explains why Homer matters-- to him, to you, to the world--in a text full of twists, turns and surprises. In a spectacular journey through mythical and modern landscapes, Adam Nicholson explores the places forever haunted by their Homeric heroes. From Sicily, awash with wildflowers shadowed by Italy's largest oil refinery, to Ithaca, southern Spain, and the mountains on the edges of Andalusia and Extremadura, to the deserted, irradiated steppes of Chernobyl, where Homeric warriors still lie under the tumuli, unexcavated. This is a world of springs and drought, seas and cities, with not a tourist in sight. And all sewn together by the poems themselves and their great metaphors of life and suffering. Showing us the real roots of Homeric consciousness, the physical environment that fills the gaps between the words of the poems themselves, Nicholson's is itself a Homeric journey. A wandering meditation on lost worlds, our interconnectedness with our ancestors, and the surroundings we share. This is the original meeting of place and mind, our empathy with the past, our landscape as our drama. Following the acclaimed Gentry, which established him as one of the great landscape writers working today, Nicholson takes Homer's poems back to their source: beneath the distant, god-inhabited mountains, on the Trojan plains above the graves of the heroic dead, we find afresh the foundation level of human experience on Earth"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
883/.01
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PA4037
LC item number
.N523 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Why Homer matters, Adam Nicolson
Link
http://www.netread.com/jcusers2/bk1388/793/9781627791793/image/lgcover.9781627791793.jpg
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A John Macrae book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [247]-282) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Meeting Homer -- Grasping Homer -- Loving Homer -- Seeking Homer -- Finding Homer -- Homer the strange -- Homer the real -- The metal hero -- Homer on the steppes -- The gang and the city -- Homer's mirror -- Homer's Odyssey -- The bright wake
Control code
1569545
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 297 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781627791793
Lccn
2014006763
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1569545
  • (Sirsi) 1569545
  • (OCoLC)877562120
Label
Why Homer matters, Adam Nicolson
Link
http://www.netread.com/jcusers2/bk1388/793/9781627791793/image/lgcover.9781627791793.jpg
Publication
Note
"A John Macrae book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [247]-282) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Meeting Homer -- Grasping Homer -- Loving Homer -- Seeking Homer -- Finding Homer -- Homer the strange -- Homer the real -- The metal hero -- Homer on the steppes -- The gang and the city -- Homer's mirror -- Homer's Odyssey -- The bright wake
Control code
1569545
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 297 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781627791793
Lccn
2014006763
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1569545
  • (Sirsi) 1569545
  • (OCoLC)877562120

Library Locations

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