The Odyssey tells the story of Greek warrior Odysseus as he attempts to make his way home to Ithaca after the fall of Troy. Along the way he encounters a host of dangerous and seductive characters, from the Sirens and the Cyclops to the beautiful goddess Calypso. Meanwhile, his wife Penelope is beset by suitors, who have taken up residence and refuse to leave, and their son Telemachus sets out to find his father.
Wilson's lively new translation brings new dimensions to this well-known story, attuning us to characters and aspects of the work that have previously been consigned to the margins.
Presented by Southbank Centre’s London Literature Festival in collaboration with the Times Literary Supplement and the Centre for Modern Literature and Culture at King’s College London.
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