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Author Nicolson, Adam, 1957-

Title Why Homer matters / Adam Nicolson.

Edition First edition.
Publication Info. New York, New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2014.
Location Call No. Status
 Nichols Adult Nonfiction  883.01 HOM    AVAILABLE
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Description xii, 297 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 25 cm
Note "A John Macrae book."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [247]-282) and index.
Contents Meeting Homer -- Grasping Homer -- Loving Homer -- Seeking Homer -- Finding Homer -- Homer the strange -- Homer the real -- The metal hero -- Homer on the steppes -- The gang and the city -- Homer's mirror -- Homer's Odyssey -- The bright wake.
Summary Taking readers on an extraordinary journey through mythical and modern landscapes, the author of a celebrated column for The Sunday Telegraph explores the places forever haunted by their Homeric heroes and reveals the real roots of Homeric consciousness.
Subject Homer -- Criticism and interpretation.
Nicolson, Adam, 1957- -- Travel -- Europe.
Homer -- Influence.
Homer -- Settings.
Homer -- Appreciation.
Epic poetry, Greek -- History and criticism.
Landscapes -- Europe.
Genre Criticism, interpretation, etc. (OCoLC)fst01411635.
ISBN 9781627791793 (hardcover)
1627791795 (hardcover)
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