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At 1:46pm on August 25, 2008, Andrew K-H said…

Homer seems to be most people's ideal. In my mind there haven't been any better works since in any language. I have only a very shaky grasp of Greek, and so as yet I've only been able to read them in translation, but I have vowed to learn Greek, if only to read Homer.

At 2:19pm on August 25, 2008, Andrew K-H said…
Every so often I go back to my Pharr's "Homeric Greek" textbook and take up my studies again. Unfortunately I have not been very consistent.

At 2:56pm on August 25, 2008, Andrew K-H said…
Charles Williams the writer I assume--not the footballer, politician, motorcyclist, etc. etc. It seems to be a very common name, Charles Williams.

At 3:04pm on August 25, 2008, Andrew K-H said…
I don't believe I've ever read any Charles Williams, but then again perhaps I've just forgotten. I have read the first two books of C.S. Lewis' space trilogy, though. Is his stuff science fiction? At the very least, I recall reading about him, and I had him in my mind as a sci fi guy.

At 3:20pm on August 25, 2008, Andrew K-H said…
So you are a celebrity in the world of Inklings' scholarship. Myself, I am merely a celebrity in my own mind--although that's probably the most important place to be so. What else have you written?

As an aside, I tried reading Voyage to Arcturus, apparently an influence on the Inkling gang, but I couldn't finish it--total snoozefest, or it seemed so to me.

At 9:38am on August 27, 2008, Amy Vail said…
A Voyage to Arcturus is so poorly written I'm surprised ANYONE's ever gotten through it.
I've not written enough, alas - it's the reason I was denied tenure last spring. But there's the Homer book, and also my dissertation, still looking for a publisher. It's on how Goethe read Homer. I also like to write poetry, but mostly comic verse.

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