Much like Jay Gatsby, I own a library of books I’ve never read. Not that I know that, I’ve not read F. Scott Fitzgerald’s opus. Nor have I Tolstoy’s, so I fear it’s time to wage war on my own hubris.
Achilles: a heroic figure muddied by thousandfold popular culture adaptations. Thus, The Big Smoke’s own Helen of Troy cuts through the ambiguity.
We plunged resident bibliophile Loretta Barnard into a pickle. Her library is on fire and there’s only time to save three books. The horror!
What book is beside Loretta Barnard’s bedside table? A classic with a new translation – Homer’s “The Iliad” (translation by Stephen Mitchell).