|Tales from Ovid: Twenty-four Passages from the "Metamorphoses"|
|Ted Hughes Ovid|
Faber and Faber 1997-05-05
Sales Rank : 74448
Great poetry - but it's not Ovid
a great and important book
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Land, sea, air were all there
But not to be trodden, or swum in.
Air was simple darkness.
Everything fluid or vapour, form formless.
Each thing hostile
To every other thing: at every point
Hot fought cold, moist dry, soft hard, and the
Crudely putting it--Greek legend sexed up. Intellectually babbling it, a myriad of interesting stories centred on gods, humans, transformations, treachery, rape, violence, pain, love, truth. What we see in everyday life is mirrored in Ovid's Metamorphoses and here, 24 selected writings were translated and brought back to life by Ted Hughes (who won an awards for it).And all before Darwin came along with his nice big apple setting things into place.
Can't wait to see Jeff's upcoming review on it (BIG HINT).