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'Like Venus, my head spins in a different direction to the majority; like Triton, I orbit in one direction and my world turns in another.' Julian Yaqub
A lean, fleet-footed translation that recaptures Homer’s "nimble gallop" and brings an ancient epic to new life.
The first great adventure story in the Western canon, The Odyssey is a poem about violence and the aftermath of war; about wealth, poverty and power; about marriage, family and identity; and about travellers, hospitality and the changing meanings of home in a strange world.
This vivid new translation—the first by a woman—matches
the number of lines in the Greek original, striding at
Homer’s sprightly pace. Emily Wilson employs elemental,
resonant language and an iambic pentameter to produce a
translation with an enchanting “rhythm and rumble” that
avoids proclaiming its own grandeur. An engrossing tale
told in a compelling new voice that allows contemporary
readers to luxuriate in Homer’s descriptions and similes
and to thrill at the tension and excitement of its
hero’s adventures, Wilson recaptures what is “epic”
about this wellspring of world literature.
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Four Horsemen, Ross Ashcroft, 2012
Twenty-three leading thinkers explain how the world really works and the fundamental flaws in the economic system which have brought our civilization to the brink of disaster. The film pulls no punches in describing the consequences of continued inaction – but its message is one of hope. If more people can equip themselves with a better understanding of how the world really works, then the systems and structures that condemn billions to poverty or chronic insecurity can at last be overturned.
Titus, Julie Taymor, 1999;
Othello, Oliver Parker, 1995;
Macbeth, Rupert Goold, 2010;
Citizenfour, Laura Poitra, 2015;
The A-Word, Peter Cattaneo et al, 2016;
Breaking Bad, Vince Gilligan, 2008-13;
This Is England, Shane Meadows, 2006;
The Corporation, Joel Bakan, 2006;
The Crisis of Civilization, Dean Puckett, 2011;
The World According to Monsanto,
Marie-Monique Robin, 2009;
The War You Don't See, John Pilger, 2010;
The New Rulers of the World, John Pilger, 2001;
In the Valley of Elah, Paul Haggis, 2007;
Tyrannosaur - Paddy Considine, 2011
Featuring Senser, Akala, Rafeef Ziadah, Shpongle, Alex Harvey Band, Dhafer Youssef, Rage Against the Machine, Sigur Ros, Simon Munnery, Efterklang, Wilfred Owen, Professor Elemental, Benjamin Zephaniah, Eva Cassidy, Dan & Dan, Liza Minnelli, Stewart Lee, Riz-MC, John Agard, Michael Franti, Joan Armatrading, Tony Bennett, Christopher Eccleston, Lady Ga-Ga, We Cut Corners, and Pharrell Williams.
© Julian Yaqub 2016, all rights reserved. All mind maps produced using Inspiration ® 7.5 English edition. Clagsborough College opposes political violence whether perpetuated by nation states or non-state actors. At the same time, the college denounces Prevent and the work of the UK Research Information and Communications Unit along with all other attempts to scapegoat Muslims for Britain's cultural decline.