Please note: In order to keep Hive up to date and provide users with the best features, we are no longer able to fully support Internet Explorer. The site is still available to you, however some sections of the site may appear broken. We would encourage you to move to a more modern browser like Firefox, Edge or Chrome in order to experience the site fully.

Aeneid, Books VII-XII, Hardback Book

Aeneid, Books VII-XII Hardback

Hardback

Description

The first six books of David Hadbawnik's astonishing modern translation of the Aeneid appeared from Shearsman Books in 2015.

He now brings the whole project to a spectacular conclusion in a volume accompanied by Omar Al-Nakib's dramatic abstract illustrations. "Few narrative poems have possessed the Western imagination like Virgil's twelve-book epic written during Augustus's triumphant consolidation of the Roman Empire. [...] This new volume goes a long way toward moving the narrative into the hands of contemporary readers, drawing out a playful understanding of the ancient story while exhibiting modern preferences for poetic interaction and inquiry into the history and terms of poetic form and translation.

Hadbawnik shows the fun to be had in language's etymological resonance, and he delights in scenes of dramatic fulfillment and failure.

His translation distills the essence of the narrative by directing a reader's perception of the tale. [...] The turbulent energy Hadbawnik frames in the Aeneid is reinforced by Omar Al-Nakib's illustrations.

The images are extraordinarily active, shimmering. Figurative abstractions in black and red ink commit visual renderings that merge a new language with the text.

A kind of haptic interplay takes place in textures of visual and auditory modes that interact in the experience of reading.

The interplay between the text and images vividly enhance the poem's movements.

Readers enter it anew as a work of contemporary art and not as a furzy excavation or dour education in classical writing.

It is instead a vivid opportunity to confront our own pleasure for words and images violently imagined in the ancient corpus."-from Dale Martin Smith's Introduction, 'The Warrior Agon'.

Information

  • Format:Hardback
  • Pages:368 pages
  • Publisher:Shearsman Books
  • Publication Date:
  • ISBN:9781848617636

Other Formats

£29.95

£25.19

 
Free Home Delivery

on all orders

 
Pick up orders

from local bookshops

Information

  • Format:Hardback
  • Pages:368 pages
  • Publisher:Shearsman Books
  • Publication Date:
  • ISBN:9781848617636

Also by Virgil  |  View all