Monday, February 29, 2016

The best of books …

… Aeneid Book VI: Seamus Heaney’s miraculous return from literary afterlife. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

Heaney occasionally let fall his wish to translate the whole of Book VI, but with his death, in 2013, the possibility seemed to have gone. But now, wonderfully, his daughter, Catherine, and Matthew Hollis at Faber and Faber have overseen his full version, a miraculous return from the literary afterlife and a brilliant capstone to the imposing edifice of his writing.

1 comment:

  1. From the Aeneid Book VI (Translated, from the Latin, by Seamus Heaney, 1939-2013.)