“These stories enable us to rehearse bad situations without actually having to be in danger.”
Peter Worley, Philosopher
“It’s a very easy read, and a completely different world from The Iliad. Whereas The Iliad depicts a militaristic and war-wrecked world, The Odyssey is like a fairytale and it’s fascinatingly complex. It’s told in flashbacks, it has time that’s extended and time that’s compressed, and it’s told from different viewpoints.”
Charlotte Higgins, Journalist
“The thing I loved about Ulysses was that he’s so in love with adventure and with love.”
Janine di Giovanni, Journalist
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