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Ted Hughes is at his best here in these tales from Ovid. They are not so much translations, as free-form adaptations, where the poet has loosed himself on Ovid's fecund material. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Sean Phillips
I believe that a review of a classical text like Metamorphoses should focus on the translation rather than the quality/value of the original text or its author. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Peter Mendrela
Such a great translation. Easy to read and interesting. I could have read the entire book in one sitting if I would have had the time.Published 20 months ago by jessie Dean
Having read quite a few translations of Ovid, and understanding this is more of a poetic "retelling" of his stories, I was sorely disappointed by the crass rendition of Mr. Hughes. Read morePublished on November 24, 2013 by Jules L. White
All I really need to say about Ted Hughes adaptations of Ovid's Metamorphoses is that it is brilliant. Read morePublished on June 9, 2012 by Ingela
I would suggest this book to anyone who wants a good evening read. It goes quite quickly and has a good plot.Published on March 5, 2012 by J T Cannon Jr
This has leaped into my top ten - one of my favorite books of all time. Ted Hughes' translation is alive, crackling with energy, and full of surprises. Read morePublished on February 23, 2012 by Peter B. Frengel
To answer bayoubill's question regarding this book: "When will he translate the rest of the Metamorphoses? The Odyssey? Read morePublished on May 6, 2006 by Amazon Customer
It makes love to your mind. When will he translate the rest of the Metamorphoses? The Odyssey? Go Ted, go.Published on January 25, 2006 by bayoubill