By Leon Golden
In one among his past books, Understanding the Iliad, Golden illuminated the relevance of The Iliad for contemporary readers. The Bryn Mawr Classical Review praised Understanding the Iliad since it, “achieves what it units out to complete: to supply an interpretation of the Iliad that emphasizes its didactic elements, its skill to enhance its readers via proposing the spectacle of the evolution of a fallacious warrior ate up via damaging anger to a valid hero who transcends his narcissism and grandiosity and reaches out to others and through doing so heals his personal aching soul within the process.”
Golden, employing correspondence and private touch with Joseph Heller, himself, argues convincingly in Achilles and Yossarian that Homer’s The Iliad exerted a profound effect over Heller as he wrote his sleek vintage, Catch-22. A Kirkus evaluation acclaims Achilles and Yossarian in those phrases: “Golden combines outstanding erudition with a pointy severe eye and a lucid prose variety that laymen will locate obtainable and interesting. the result's an unique and persuasive paintings of literary scholarship that reveals even more than mere struggle tales in those classics.”
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