Literary Canon Update

Literary Canon Update

Book Culture

Have you ever been given a reading list that’s written, translated, and selected exclusively by and for men? Odds are you’ve rarely seen any that aren’t. If you want to appreciate the cannon while also living in a world where women exist, this is the list for you. These books and translations are some of the best and most lauded of all time, and yes, they’re by women. It was, I must confess, a little hard to compile. The Odyssey was first translated by a woman only in 2017! But don’t despair. It’s all here for the taking.   The …

The Charybdis of Literary Meme Culture

The Charybdis of Literary Meme Culture

Book Culture Recommendations

Hello internet denizens. Do you Like Homer? Sappho? Memes? Allow me to introduce you to the swirling vortex that is the classics fandom. It may have been two-hundred years since they got any new material, but the community is still going strong. Let’s take a look. Here, a meme about the greatest intellectual tragedy of all time.   Image via TheAmazingPeggyCarter     But it’s not all about history. Here are some about the Iliad.   Image via Classically Classical Classics Memes   Alright, so it wasn’t a gift, it was a sacrifice to the gods that the Trojans were foolish enough …