Sunday, December 26, 2004


Rexroth on the Classics

American poet Kenneth Rexroth (1905-1982) wrote a series of short essays on great books for the Saturday Review. Some of these were collected in Classics Revisited (1968) and More Classics Revisited (1989). A few are available on the World Wide Web, including these on ancient Greek and Latin literature:Rexroth was not a professional scholar. Despite (or rather because of) that, he had some fascinating insights into the classics.

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