Monday, June 3, 2013

New Heroines

As one of our schemes is to work Ovid's Heroides into our upcoming reading of Euripides, we could say Fate has intervened to offer a new translation of the work by British poet Clare Pollard:

From the Amazon blurb:
For a long time it was Ovid's most influential work, loved by Chaucer, Dante, Marlowe, Shakespeare and Donne, and translated by Dryden and Pope. Clare Pollard's new translation rediscovers Ovid's Heroines for the 21st century, with a cast of women who are brave, bitchy, sexy, suicidal, horrifying, heartbreaking and surprisingly modern.

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