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No-Man's Lands One Man's Odyssey Through the Odyssey

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ISBN-10: 140008282X

ISBN-13: 9781400082827

Edition: 2007

Authors: Scott Huler

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When NPR contributor Scott Huler made one more attempt to get through James Joyce's "Ulysses," he had no idea it would launch an obsession with the book's inspiration: the ancient Greek epic The Odyssey and the lonely homebound journey of its Everyman hero, Odysseus. "No-Man's Lands" is Huler's funny and touching exploration of the life lessons embedded within "The Odyssey," a legendary tale of wandering and longing that could be read as a veritable guidebook for middle-aged men everywhere. At age forty-four, with his first child on the way, Huler felt an instant bond with Odysseus, who fought for some twenty years against formidable difficulties to return home to his beloved wife and son.…    
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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
Publication date: 3/11/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 304
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

SCOTT HULER is the author of On Being Brown and A Little Bit Sideways: One Week Inside a NASCAR Winston Cup Race Team. His work is heard regularly on National Public Radio. He lives in Raleigh, North Carolina. From the Hardcover edition.

Introduction: A Long Storyp. 1
No Greater Claim to Our Credence: On the Isle of the Nymph Calypsop. 13
Something to Say for Yourself-or, Among the Oar-Loving Phaeacinsp. 31
Troy, Backstory Capital of the Worldp. 43
Losing to the Twelfth Seed: Surprised by the Ciconesp. 60
Acropolis Now: Athens and Other Places Actually on the Mapp. 74
A Drink with an Umbrella in It: The Honeyed Fruit of the Lotusp. 94
Where No-Man Has Gone Before: In the Cyclops's Cavep. 110
"Help! I Need Somebody!": The Hospitality of the Wind Kingp. 126
Run Away! Run Away!: Catastrophe in the Land of the Laestrygoniansp. 141
Bewitched, Bothered, and Bewildered: In The Neighborhood of Circep. 155
Regarding the Journey to Hell, and How Upon Arriving There I Found It Closedp. 171
Hold Me Back!: The Island of the Sirensp. 187
The Truth About Consequences: The Choice Between Scylla and Charybdisp. 201
Everyone Loves a Hero: The Cattle of the Sunp. 213
Among the Phaeacians II: Corfu and the Journey by Nightp. 224
What These Ithacas Meanp. 237
Home at Last: Penelope and Odysseusp. 252
Epiloque: Souvenirsp. 266
Translations and Bibliographyp. 275
Acknowledgmentsp. 285
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