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Landmark: The Odyssey

Amit Chaudhuri, Karen McCarthy Woolf, Daniel Mendelsohn and Emily Wilson join Philip Dodd to explore translating, rewriting and using Homer's epic work to frame a memoir.

Amit Chaudhuri, Karen McCarthy Woolf, Daniel Mendelsohn and Emily Wilson join Philip Dodd to explore translating, rewriting and using Homer's epic work to frame a memoir.

Emily Wilson has published a new translation of The Odyssey
Daniel Mendelsohn has written An Odyssey: A Father, A Son and An Epic
Karen McCarthy Woolf wrote Nightshift as part of a BBC Radio 4's Odyssey Project which commissioned ten writers to create a contemporary response. Her most recent collection is called Seasonal Disturbances.
Amit Chaudhuri has written a novel called Odysseus Abroad which draws on The Odyssey by Homer and James Joyce's novel, Ulysses.

The discussion also mentions The Odyssey translated by Robert Fitzgerald

Producer: Zahid Warley

Main Image: Odysseus and the Sirens, detail. Photo by: Leemage / UIG via Getty Images.

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45 minutes

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Tue 9 Jan 2018 22:00

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Philip Dodd
Interviewed Guest Amit Chaudhuri
Interviewed Guest Karen McCarthy Woolf
Interviewed Guest Daniel Mendelsohn
Interviewed Guest Emily Wilson
Producer Zahid Warley

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