My library hold came in! The new translation of The Odyssey by Emily Wilson. Here's a NYT piece on it: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/02/magazine/the-first-woman-to-translate-the-odyssey-into-english.html
This is the first English translation by a woman. In our language's 500-year history this is the first time society and academia and economics have aligned just right so that for once a member of the other half (more or less) of the human race got to take a crack at it.
Something she pointed out that I never realized it was taught, that sent a thrill down my spine - in the Odyssey, no one reads or writes. That's how old this story is.
@nev !!!! i have Many Feelings about this translation
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