Publisher: Random House Australia
Pages no: 224
Edition language: English
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After reading a succession of great books, my luck finally ran out with Ransom. Damn. So, I love the story of the Iliad. Haven't actually read the original story, tbh, but nonetheless I am quite fond of the story. So when I discovered Ransom, my hopes were high. Unfortunately I was let down. The p...
I’ve never liked Achilles but the more times I read The Iliad and related material, the more I’ve come to appreciate the difficulties he faced. Do you act in the world and risk failure or the betrayal of everything you hold true? Or do you – in effect – keep your head down and hope the gods take no ...
New Yorker digs it a lot: http://www.newyorker.com/arts/critics/books/2010/04/05/100405crbo_books_mendelsohn