Mandelbaum's translation of the Odyssey is, in a word, superb. It is studded with dazzling choices of the perfect word or phrase, to say nothing of an occasional rhyme or burst of alliteration, so that the reader goes on-as Homer's listener once did -with the delightful expectancy of sudden treasure.
This article was published under the author's former name, Paula Reiner.
Saffire, Paula, "Review of Mandelbaum's Odyssey of Homer" (1983). Scholarship and Professional Work - LAS. Paper 87.