An Authoress for "The Odyssey"

Popkin, Henry
April 1955
New Republic;4/11/55, Vol. 132 Issue 15, p26
The article discusses the book "Homer's Daughter," by Robert Graves. "Homer's Daughter," is represented as the memoir of Nausicaa, a fictitious character of the book Homer's Odyssey, writing 150 years after the "Iliad," when the first epic poem was preserved in an oral tradition by wandering bards known as "Homer's Sons." In general, the novel is of interest as a series of variations on Homer, a poet, a collection of reinterpreted incidents out of the Odyssey. The crowning irony of the novel is the fiction that "Homer's Daughter" is a memoir from the same pen that composed the Odyssey.


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