Why Homer Matters

Why Homer Matters

"Adam Nicolson writes popular books as popular books used to be, a breeze rather than a scholarly sweat, but humanely erudite, elegantly written, passionately felt…and his excitement is contagious."—James Wood, The New Yorker

Adam Nicolson sees the Iliad and the Odyssey as the foundation myths of Greek—and our—consciousness, collapsing the passage of 4,000 years and making the distant past of the Mediterranean world as immediate to us as the events of our… (more)

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Reading “Why Homer Matters” makes one yearn for a time, almost lost to us now, when many others shared Nicolson’s ­enthusiasm.

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Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (November 18, 2014)

Collection: Henry Holt and Co.

Language: English

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