Tales from Ovid: Passages from the Metamorphoses PDF


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  • Hardcover
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  • Tales from Ovid: Passages from the Metamorphoses
  • Ted Hughes
  • English
  • 17 July 2019
  • 9780374228392

About the Author: Ted Hughes

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  1. Bill Kerwin Bill Kerwin says:

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    Ovid's Metamorphoses can be a delight for anyone who loves classical mythology, a good complement to the versions of tales you le

  2. Roger Brunyate Roger Brunyate says:

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    The Poetry of Passion

    The brief but brilliant introduction by former English Poet Laureate Ted Hughes to his Tales from Ovid says that the poems tell what is feels like to live in the psychological gulf that opens at the end of an era. He might well have been talking about the end of his own century; the collection was published in 1997. But no, he was referring to the original date of Ovid's Metamorphoses themselves, 8 CE, when the obsolete paraphernalia of the old o

  3. Robert Robert says:

    Tales from Ovid: Passages from the Metamorphoses PDF tales book, from epub, ovid ebok, passages free, from kindle, metamorphoses book, Tales from pdf, Ovid Passages download, Tales from Ovid Passages from the Metamorphosesfrom Ovid Passages mobile, from Ovid Passages from the kindle, Tales from Ovid Passages from the Metamorphoses PDFEPUBI've not read any other translations of Ovid and I don't know Latin, so I have little choice but to take these selections from the Metamorphoses at face value.

    That value is very high: Hughes writes gripping, driving poetry that impatiently whips you along the narrative, with hardly a chance to catch your breathe sometimes. Faster paced than many a novel, there is no chance of being lulled to sleep by endless iambs here. Startling, powerful, often brutal metaphors pay no heed to shouts of Anachronism! and use whatever image suits Hughes' purpose. There is hardly a dull moment in the entire volume.

    Anybody who thought narrative poetry was dead needs to think again: Hughes brought nature observation back to the fore-front of modern poetry with The Hawk in the Rain and subsequent volumes; here he rescues narrative verse from the Romantics and gives it to anybody who

  4. Inkspill Inkspill says:

    Tales from Ovid: Passages from the Metamorphoses PDF tales book, from epub, ovid ebok, passages free, from kindle, metamorphoses book, Tales from pdf, Ovid Passages download, Tales from Ovid Passages from the Metamorphosesfrom Ovid Passages mobile, from Ovid Passages from the kindle, Tales from Ovid Passages from the Metamorphoses PDFEPUBA retelling of 24 of the over 100 tales from Ovid’s Metamorphoses. This translation is delivered in free verse. The stories included are: Creation; Pygmalion; Hercules; Arachne; Midas; and Pyramus and Thisbe.

    Hughes poetry is delicious, and a

  5. max max says:

    Tales from Ovid: Passages from the Metamorphoses PDF tales book, from epub, ovid ebok, passages free, from kindle, metamorphoses book, Tales from pdf, Ovid Passages download, Tales from Ovid Passages from the Metamorphosesfrom Ovid Passages mobile, from Ovid Passages from the kindle, Tales from Ovid Passages from the Metamorphoses PDFEPUBThis is not really a translation, since in rendering certain well known stories from the Metamorphoses into English Hughes makes up stuff out of thin air, sometimes quite a lot of material that is nowhere found in Ovid's Latin text.

    But why should that be a problem? This is a thoroughly enjoyable piece of work, one that effectively captures the essence of Ovid's brilliant style: the shifting narrative tones, authorial interventions, subtle (and not so subtle) ironies, and storytelling that is fast-paced, sensuous and vivid. If you cannot read Ovid's Metamorphoses in Latin, this is as close as you can get to it in English.

    Dare I say that Hughes is as brilliant in English as Ovid is in Latin? Only a world class poet of unsurpassed skill would attempt to do what Hughes has done here, and it is breathtakingly successful. It has been remarked

  6. Nicky Nicky says:

    Tales from Ovid: Passages from the Metamorphoses PDF tales book, from epub, ovid ebok, passages free, from kindle, metamorphoses book, Tales from pdf, Ovid Passages download, Tales from Ovid Passages from the Metamorphosesfrom Ovid Passages mobile, from Ovid Passages from the kindle, Tales from Ovid Passages from the Metamorphoses PDFEPUBTed Hughes' translation/interpretation of some of the tales from Ovid's Metamorphoses is a really good example of the way translation is always an interpretation -- he's played to that, and used anachronistic images and modern language, and created something dynamic and energetic and entirely his. It's much like the way Seamus Heaney and Simon Armitage took Beowulf and Sir Gawain and the Green Knight and used their own dialects to flavour it, bringing in what felt appropriate to them and what might make the old stories more interesting to a modern audience. You might disagree with the decision, but the vitality is undeniable.

    The stories themselves, well, they've always been some of my favourite mythology. Ted Hughes didn't translate all of these stories -- I really need a good version that does, perhaps for my Kindle -- but he translates some good ones. I love the story of Arachne, and there's a lot to be said for the story of Py

  7. Melanie Melanie says:

    Tales from Ovid: Passages from the Metamorphoses PDF tales book, from epub, ovid ebok, passages free, from kindle, metamorphoses book, Tales from pdf, Ovid Passages download, Tales from Ovid Passages from the Metamorphosesfrom Ovid Passages mobile, from Ovid Passages from the kindle, Tales from Ovid Passages from the Metamorphoses PDFEPUBWat hou ik van deze verhalen. Sommige vertellingen herinnerde ik me nog omdat ik ze ooit als tiener uit het Latijn moest vertalen. Ik vertelde 3 verhalen - Phaeton, Callisto & Arcas en Echo & Narcissus- ook aan mijn zonen omdat ze zo mooi en magisch zijn. <

  8. Pink Pink says:

    Tales from Ovid: Passages from the Metamorphoses PDF tales book, from epub, ovid ebok, passages free, from kindle, metamorphoses book, Tales from pdf, Ovid Passages download, Tales from Ovid Passages from the Metamorphosesfrom Ovid Passages mobile, from Ovid Passages from the kindle, Tales from Ovid Passages from the Metamorphoses PDFEPUBLoved these. Greek and Roman myths are some of my favourite things to read. I don't know how much was Ovid's original and how much was Hughes' translation, but it felt like a perfect blending of the two.

  9. Matthew Gatheringwater Matthew Gatheringwater says:

    Tales from Ovid: Passages from the Metamorphoses PDF tales book, from epub, ovid ebok, passages free, from kindle, metamorphoses book, Tales from pdf, Ovid Passages download, Tales from Ovid Passages from the Metamorphosesfrom Ovid Passages mobile, from Ovid Passages from the kindle, Tales from Ovid Passages from the Metamorphoses PDFEPUBIf I had picked up this book without ever having read the tales of Ovid, I might have enjoyed it merely for the fantastic stories of transformation, which are engagingly told in a rhythm that seemed more modern than timeless to me. But since I was already familiar with the tales, what really kept me turning the pages was Ted Hughes' creativity as a translator. Throughout the book there are passages that startled me with vivid imagery. His use of anachronistic language and concepts made me change my mind over and ove

  10. Sonya Sonya says:

    Tales from Ovid: Passages from the Metamorphoses PDF tales book, from epub, ovid ebok, passages free, from kindle, metamorphoses book, Tales from pdf, Ovid Passages download, Tales from Ovid Passages from the Metamorphosesfrom Ovid Passages mobile, from Ovid Passages from the kindle, Tales from Ovid Passages from the Metamorphoses PDFEPUBHaving only previously read Ovid's love poems, I find this work illuminating. Here is his talent, his way with words, the reason for his legacy. My favorite quotes were:

    From the Age of Gold (in Four Ages)

    Cities had not dug themselves in
    Behind deep moats, guarded by towers.
    No sword had bitten its own
    Reflection in the shield. No trumpets
    Magnified the battle-cries
    Of lions and bulls
    Out through the mouth-holes in helmets.

    From the Age of Iron

    Now sails bulged and the cordage cracked
    In winds that still bewildered the pilots.
    And the long trunks of trees
    That had never shifted in their lives

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