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Bonus Episode: Writing about the Odyssey

Bonus Episode: Writing about the Odyssey

a behind-the-scenes editorial discussion about how we approach writing when it comes to one of the greatest works of literature

Join editors Samuel and Levi as they discuss the works that inform the theme of our upcoming issue of The Incidental Encyclical: ‘Troubled Seas’. Those works are Ernest Hemingway’s ‘The Old Man and the Sea’, the Anglo-Saxon poem ‘the Seafarer’, and Homer’s ‘Odyssey’. In particular, they talk here about the difficulties and the joys of writing about a work that has endured and inspired for over two millennium. Though it is a shorter episode than usual, it is still packed with deep discussion on the themes and styles contained in these three masterpieces of the written word.