A Bedside Odyssey

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Disruptive Publishing, Aug 1, 2005 - Foreign Language Study - 140 pages
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With the arguable exception of Brad Pitt's casting as Achilles, this ebook is the most perverse thing to happen to Homer in millenia. Written by Michael Gall (who also did The Sexual Life of Robinson Crusoe), A Beside Odyssey presents a revised Ulysses (of "The Thousand Shots"), and his many romps with nymphs, goddesses, thousand-holed sirens, and of course Circe. The work is also notable for an hysterical preface by Maurice Girodias himself, and some great alliterative titles, like The Nymphomaniacal Nymph. You have to really love Homer to write a book like this, but you'll be glad Michael Gall did.

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Homer is the author of The Iliad and The Odyssey, the two greatest Greek epic poems. Nothing is known about Homer personally; it is not even known for certain whether there is only one true author of these two works. Homer is thought to have been an Ionian from the 9th or 8th century B.C. While historians argue over the man, his impact on literature, history, and philosophy is so significant as to be almost immeasurable. The Iliad relates the tale of the Trojan War, about the war between Greece and Troy, brought about by the kidnapping of the beautiful Greek princess, Helen, by Paris. It tells of the exploits of such legendary figures as Achilles, Ajax, and Odysseus. The Odyssey recounts the subsequent return of the Greek hero Odysseus after the defeat of the Trojans. On his return trip, Odysseus braves such terrors as the Cyclops, a one-eyed monster; the Sirens, beautiful temptresses; and Scylla and Charybdis, a deadly rock and whirlpool. Waiting for him at home is his wife who has remained faithful during his years in the war. Both the Iliad and the Odyssey have had numerous adaptations, including several film versions of each.

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