Why Homer matters

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New York, New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2014.
First edition.
9781627791793, 1627791795
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xii, 297 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Falmouth - Main Library - Adult
883.01 Homer NIC
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New York, New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2014.
First edition.
9781627791793, 1627791795


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"A John Macrae book."
Includes bibliographical references (pages [247]-282) and index.
"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"--,Provided by publisher.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Nicolson, A. (2014). Why Homer matters (First edition.). Henry Holt and Company.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Nicolson, Adam, 1957-. 2014. Why Homer Matters. Henry Holt and Company.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Nicolson, Adam, 1957-. Why Homer Matters Henry Holt and Company, 2014.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Nicolson, Adam. Why Homer Matters First edition., Henry Holt and Company, 2014.

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