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review No Man's Lands: One Man's Odyssey Through The Odyssey 103 ☆ When NPR contributor Scott Huler made one 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 OdysseusWhen NPR contributor Scott Huler made one 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 In reading The Odyssey Huler saw the chance to experience a great vicari. This is the latest offering in Literary Extreme Sports the author sets out to r

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Ous adventure as well as the opportunity to assess the man he had become and embrace the imminent arrival of both middle age and parenthoodBut Huler realized that it wasn’t enough to simply read the words on the page he needed to live Odysseus’s odyssey to visit the exotic destinations that make Homer’s story so timeless And so an ambitious pilgrimage was born traveling the entire length of Odysseus’s two decade journey In six monthsHuler doggedly retraced Odysseus’s every step from the ancient ruins of Troy to his ultimate destination in Ithaca On the way he discovers the Cyclops’s Sicilian cave visits the land of the dead in Italy ponders the lotus from a Tunisian resort and paddles a rented kayak between Scylla and Charybdis and live. I've been a real fan of the historical footsteps genre lately and this one is p

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No Man's Lands One Man's Odyssey Through The OdysseyS to tell the tale He writes of how and why the lessons of The Odyssey the perils of ambition the emptiness of glory the value of love and family continue to resonate so deeply with readers thousands of years later And as he finally closes in on Odysseus’s final destination he learns to fully appreciate what Homer has been saying all along the greatest adventures of all are the ones that bring us home to those we love Part travelogue part memoir and part critical reading of the greatest adventure epic ever written No Man’s Lands is an extraordinary description of two journeys one ancient one contemporary and reveals what The Odyssey can teach us about being better bosses better teachers better parents and better people From the Hardcover editio. The Odyssey has always been one of my favorite stories and I've studied pre cla