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
“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
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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.