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Nobody

Nobody

SKU: 9781787331969
£10.00Price
This is a book-length poem - a collage of water-stories, taken mostly from the Odyssey - about a minor character, abandoned on a stony island. It is not a translation, though, but a close inspection of the sea that surrounds him. There are several voices in the poem but no proper names, although its presiding spirit is Proteus, the shape-shifting sea-god. We recognise other mythical characters - Helios, Icarus, Alcyone, Philoctetes, Calypso, Clytemnestra, Orpheus, Poseidon, Hermes - who drift in and out of the poem, surfacing briefly before disappearing.
  • Pub Date

    5-Sep-2019
  • Format

    Paperback
  • Author

    Oswald, Alice
  • Publisher

    Jonathan Cape
  • Dimensions

    197x132x6
  • Weight

    109
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