LIFE & LETTERS
Polyphemus, the Cyclops ... crew of Odysseus, he effectively creates the entire action of the epic by entreating his father Poseidon to frustrate all the Ithacan’s attempts to return home and to ensure that he finds trouble when he does arrive.
Alice Oswald: how to read Homer
He only used it twice, both times in connection with Odysseus’ way of speaking: “One man might be plain-looking and yet god puts morphe on his ... Homer's where the heart is (Wesley Merritt) I treat these similes as reading-guides to the Odyssey. The ...
She Has No Head! – The Problem(s) With Man Of Steel
Sadly, Man of Steel is not among them ... his best opportunity to save Krypton and his people is to rebuild things the slow way, the hard way and to make his people a superior race on the planet…um, what downside? The fact that he’s unwilling to do ...
When Words Collide
The title of the book refers to the protagonist, Asterios Polyp himself, a "paper architect," a man esteemed for his "designs, rather than on the buildings constructed from them ... as if he had better things to do than engage the audience.
Perverting the Good
Three times in “The Odyssey” does our hero ... The second time is in Odysseus’s recollection of landing on the island of Polyphemos, the cyclops, who gives him and his men the worst possible xenia (he kills and eats six of them).