'The Lost Books of the Odyssey,' Zachary Mason 

Imagine The Odyssey squeezed through an M.C. Escher grinder — the resulting sausage doesn’t look heroic.

There was more than one Homer. (More than one Bart, too, but that’s a different story.) Many ancient bards gathered listeners by the campfire and told pieces of what later coalesced into The Odyssey. But what if the tradition had coalesced…

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