Category Archives: Literature

Gilead (2004)

By Marilynne Robinson There is a human beauty in it. And I can’t believe that, when we have all been changed and put on incorruptibility we will forget our fantastic condition of morality and impermanence, the great bright dream of … Continue reading

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Much Ado About Nothing [2012]

I see, lady, the gentleman is not in your books. No; an he were, I would burn my study. I.I Summary Contemporary adaptation of the Shakespeare play. Set in what would be thought of as modern Italy with beautiful, lush … Continue reading

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Lore, take II

I’ve previously reviewed Lore on my blog after listening to 3 episodes or so, now I’d like to follow up on that review after listening to 24 episodes. The show is all about folklore, as the name suggests, the history … Continue reading

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The Odyssey

He must be indeed a shifty lying fellow said she who could surpass you in all manner of craft even though you had a God for your antagonist. Daredevil that you are, full of guile, unwearying in deceit, can you … Continue reading

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Mater and Odysseus 

So I’m currently reading The Odyssey and one of my favorite parts is when Odysseus recalls his adventures to the king of the Phaeacians because he’s such a good storyteller that the reader is  almost enchanted. I read The Odyssey … Continue reading

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The Iliad

At daybreak we will arm and fight about the ship. Granted that Achilles has again come forward to defend them, let it be as he will, but it shall go hard with him. I shall not shun him, but will … Continue reading

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Greek Mythology and Literary Tradition

Khaíre! (That’s “hello” in Ancient Greek)    Before I review The Iliad  I thought I’d write up something about Greek mythology and the Greek literary tradition to set the premise for the epic. I personally love Greek mythology, I’ve read plenty … Continue reading

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