We are at Rest Five Miles Under the Sea

Homer’s Odyssey, Moby Dick, and All Quiet on the Western Front. Man against the gods, against nature, and against man. Myth, realism as myth, stark, brutal reality. Ancient Greek, 19th Century American, 20th Century European. What do they have in common?

They all inspired the reigning Nobel Prize winner in Literature.


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  1. I’ve updated the sidebar musical selection in honor of one of America’s greatest living poets. Likely all of you already know the song but you may not have heard this arrangement before. If by some bizarre circumstance you haven’t heard it before, then I envy you the first listen to this marvelous narrative.

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    • I just listened to it. I also listened to Joan Baez singing it. It’s a bit easier to catch all the lyrics listening to her, but it also loses something.

      I’m undecided as to whether I’ve heard it before. I think I did, but I was too young to latch on to it. Maybe I just heard fragments.

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