Gjertrud Schnackenberg, The Throne of Labdacus

The Throne of Labdacus: A Poem by Gjertrud Schnackenberg My rating: 4 of 5 stars In Literature and the Gods, Roberto Calasso notes that the Romantics' interest in the Greek gods was focused on the gods' own subjection to the divine law of fate: It is the immediate that escapes not only men but the … Continue reading Gjertrud Schnackenberg, The Throne of Labdacus

Sophocles, The Complete Plays

The Complete Plays by Sophocles My rating: 5 of 5 stars It is never a bad time to get right with the classics. After having read Oedipus and Antigone several times in multiple translations (Jebb, Arnott, Fagles) over the years, I decided to read all of Sophocles’s extant plays—a mere seven out of 123 (civilization … Continue reading Sophocles, The Complete Plays