Yesterday, I reviewed the book on January Magazine. Here’s a taste:
If high school literary abuse makes the very mention of anything by Homer roll your eyes up into your head, you’re in for a treat. This new translation of The Illiad (FreePress) by Stephen Mitchell who starts things off on a wonderful note. “We return to the Illiad because it is one of the monuments of our own magnificence. Its poetry lifts even the most devastating human events into the realm of the beautiful, and it shows us how vast and serene the mind can be even when it contemplates the horrors of war.”The full review is here.