Wednesday, June 22, 2011


"I invented perils for his trip home—horrors rising up from the deep sea, the endless asphodel fields of the dead, sweetly singing witches to gull and bind him—but I could never quite bring myself to finally close the sea over his head or the jaws on his throat. Always I pulled him back, unwilling to let him escape into death."
—Polyphemus (the storyteller) on Odysseus, page 131, The Lost Books of the Odyssey by Zachary Mason.

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