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Metamorphoses: A New Translation by [Martin, Charles]
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"Smoothly readable, accurate, charming, subtle yet clear.... A lucidly fluent version of this most flowing of poems."

About the Author

Charles Martin is a poet, critic, and translator. His translation of Ovid's Metamorphoses received the Harold Morton Landon Award from the Academy of American Poets in 2004. In 2005, he received an Award for Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He is the author of Signs & Wonders and Starting from Sleep: New and Selected Poems.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1632 KB
  • Print Length: 625 pages
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company; 1 edition (31 Jan. 2009)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B001R6OTS0
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 5 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #463,731 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Like Orpheus's song, this translation vibrates with astonishing sound. Although I am not an Ovid scholar, I related to this verse translation at once and found it reads fluently. I would recommend it without restrictions, believing the translator's modern choice of words is an asset to this classical work.
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Ovid is where many of our modern notions of mythology stem from and this edition is particularly useful, the translation is approachable to all levels and although there aren't extensive notes, Metamorphoses is fairly self-explanatory in its workings and connections. I got it as a literature student and have found myself flicking through it a few times, it really is a masterpiece.
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Good product, good service, would recommend, five stars.
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The Penguin edition is much better. I can't stand this translation!
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The quality of the book is fine and I believe that it is a good translation but I have to confess to struggling to read it in accordance with my book club's timetable. Hopefully I will go back to it one day!
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