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Why Dylan Matters by Richard F. Thomas

Controversy about the award of the Nobel Prize for Literature to songwriter Bob Dylan (76) raged for months over 2016 and 2017. 1,429 more words

Book Reviews

Homer "The Odyssey"

I enjoyed The Odyssey more than The Iliad. Perhaps it’s because I didn’t know what was going to happen and perhaps also because there aren’t as many fighting and death scenes in this book. 89 more words

Book Reviews

[Book Review] The Odyssey (translated by Emily Wilson)

“Tell me about a complicated man…” This opening line has been quoted in every single article about Emily Wilson’s translation of the Odyssey – and for good reason. 270 more words

Book Reviews

A Little Anecdote

Last night I was listening to a classics podcast about The Odyssey by Homer. I’d already listened to it but I liked it so much I put it on again, even though I’m not really someone who regularly listens to podcasts as I find it difficult to concentrate on them. 162 more words

Odysseus Under the Moon: Ghazal

This is my attempt at a Ghazal for dVerse. 

Over star-glimmered waves, we journeyed and sailed under the moon.

There we bemoaned our fate, still sailing—railed under the moon. 153 more words

Poetry

Of Groundhogs, Super Bowls, and Sappho

Thank-God-It’s-Friday Musings…

  • It’s Groundhog Day! Only I wonder, is Groundhog Day only an American event? I suspect yes, though anyone in any nation can enjoy the movie, which is Buddhist in nature, though there’s not a monk or mantra in sight.
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Poetry

Tonight a conversation with Emily Wilson, translator of a beautiful new edition of Homer's The Odyssey. Feb. 1, 2018


When I was eight years old, my primary school put on a production of a (much-shortened) Odyssey, complete with costumes, song, and dance. The play starred the cute troublemaker in my class as Odysseus, the headmaster of the school as Polyphemus (the one-eyed monster outwitted by his tiny opponents), and me in pigtails as the goddess Athena.

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