Name: Benjamin Lytal, author of A Map of Tulsa
Favorite Penguin Classic Title/Author: Homer in English, edited by George Steiner
Why do you love this Penguin Classic? I’m a fool for comparative readings. How did Alexander Pope translate versus Robert Lowell! In this anthology, we can finally see what was the big deal for Keats in Chapman’s Homer. Truly an editorial godsend.
What should I read next? The First Poems in English, edited by Michael Alexander. Worth reading for the Exeter Riddles alone. But you also get the Seafarer, the Wanderer, the Battle of Maldon.