The Odes of Horace
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Odes of Horace by David Ferry
Book DescriptionThe Latin poet Horace is, along with his friend Virgil, the most celebrated of the poets of the reign of the Emperor Augustus, and, with Virgil, the most influential. These marvelously constructed poems with their unswerving clarity of vision and their extraordinary range of tone and emotion have deeply affected the poetry of Shakespeare, Ben Jonson, Herbert, Dryden, Marvell, Pope, Samuel Johnson, Wordsworth, Frost, Larkin, Auden, and many others, in English and in other languages. Now David Ferry, the acclaimed poet and translator of "Gilgamesh," has made an inspired new translation of the complete "Odes of Horace," one that conveys the wit, ardor and sublimity of the original with a music of all its own.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780374525729
Paperback / softback
(213mm x 140mm x 25mm)
Imprint: Farrar Straus Giroux
Publisher: Farrar Straus Giroux
Publish Date: 30-Oct-1998
Country of Publication: United States
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Brings together the poems/translations of American poet, David Ferry. The text includes his books "Strangers" and "Dwelling Places", selections from "On the Way to the Island" and selections from his translations of the Babylonian epic "Gilgamesh", the "Odes of Horace" and Virgil's "Eclogues".
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Author Biography - David Ferry
David Ferry, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in Poetry for his translation of "Gilgamesh," is a poet and translator who has also won the Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize, given by the Academy of American Poets, and the Rebekah Johnson Bobbitt National Prize for Poetry, given by the Library of Congress. In 2001, he received an Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and in 2002 he won the Harold Morton Landon Translation Award. Ferry is the Sophie Chantal Hart Professor of English Emeritus at Wellesley College.
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