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Paradise Lost: Chapter 5

I just completed my modern English adaptation of the fifth chapter of Milton’s classic Paradise Lost. Based on readers’ suggestions, I’ve published it (along with the first four chapters) on Kindle. As I complete each additional chapter, I plan to … Continue reading

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Archetypes in Fiction

The same archetypes that show up in peoples relationship styles, which I call the Hermit, The Queen of Cups, The Knave of Swords, The Judge, The Knight of Swords, The Emperor, and The Magician, show up again and again in … Continue reading

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Paradise Lost – Chapter IV

Long and far have I wandered since last I read John Milton’s great work. I had forgotten how difficult it is. After many hours of puzzling, consulting Dartmouth’s fine annotated text, and looking up obscure words and place names with … Continue reading

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The Mythological Thor

Marvel has popularized the character of Thor, the Norse god of thunder, in comic book series and, more recently, in film. But Marvel’s Thor bears only a passing resemblance to the mythological figure once worshiped throughout northern Europe. So what … Continue reading

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The Illiad in Modern English – Chapter I

My book Tales of Odysseus is based on The Odyssey, the sequel to Homer’s epic, The Illiad. The Illiad is available from Project Gutenberg (Samuel Butler’s translation is the one I prefer), but the writing style is antiquated, the gods … Continue reading

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Who Was Odysseus?

I recently published a novel, Tales of Odysseus, which is the story of Odysseus’s return from the Trojan war, based on one of Homer’s two sagas, The Odyssey. Who was Odysseus, and why did Homer make him the hero of … Continue reading

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Writing: “Tales of Odysseus”

I have just published my book “Tales of Odysseus” in kindle and paperback form on Amazon. It is the story of Odysseus, one of the great heroes of the Trojan War, who fails to return to his home for twenty … Continue reading

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