An unfortunate fact is that mythology is no longer shared ‘round dancing fires. Instead, its tales are told within sterile classrooms. They languish in our past fragments as a class we took without the fireside perspective that suggests we might actually be living them.
Thankfully, Madeline Miller knows how to stoke a flame. Song of Achilles, a retelling of the life of Achilles, gestated for ten years before earning for Miller the Orange Prize and a loyal following. She admits to stealing from Plato as others have before her, but there is a difference. She lovingly dredges the depths of humanity rather wallow in it.Read More