Laura  Slatkin, New York University

“'Each generation must translate for itself,' T. S. Eliot declared. Emily Wilson has convincingly answered this call: hers is a vital Odyssey for the twenty-first century.  Steering assuredly between the Scylla of archaism and the Charybdis of the transiently colloquial, Wilson brings into a rhythmic English the power, dignity, variety, and immediacy of this great poem.” —Laura  Slatkin, New York University