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  • Which is how Moe's becomes Mo's — "Somehow there's more 'no chicks here' than usual," says one of Homer's homies.

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  • After midnight, and Daniel is putting the final touches on his paper about the role that hospitality plays in Homer's Odyssey when we hear a little squeak.

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  • From a storytelling standpoint, however, it's somewhat a reworking of Frankenstein meeting Homer's Odyssey - it's the story of a thing created by Science who goes on a Hero's journey of sorts to find out who he really is ...

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  • It's clear to me that Homer's articulation of the warrior's code of honour lies rhetorically behind an awful lot of subsequent eras 'jingoism and exhortation of young men to die stupidly.

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  • Since late 2007, Homer's dependence on heating oil has run against its Climate Action Plan. Natural Gas for Homer, Alaska -- or Bust

  • Inspired by Homer's Iliad, this short novel tells the moving tale of King Priam's attempt to ransom Troy's wealth for the body of his son, Hector.

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  • Whether it's Aeschylus' Oresteia or Homer's Odyssey, exile inevitably dominates the works I love the most.

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  • They are the ones sitting at their lockers, scrambling through Homer's Iliad — the first required text for every Columbia undergraduate.

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  • For instance, Gareth Hinds's The Odyssey (Candlewick, 249 pages, $24.99) does genuine justice to Homer's epic poem.


  • While it is certainly possible that the reader only minimally acquainted with both The Iliad and The Odyssey would still find Mason's alternative versions diverting enough, the humor and the wit embodied in Mason's counter-narratives, as well as the cleverness of their construction, will surely strike the Odyssey-literate with more force and efficacy than those who know Homer's epic only in its barest outlines, if at all.

    Experimental Fiction


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