Thursday, May 07, 2009

Lavinia by Ursula Le Guin

Managed to read Lavinia on yesterday's flight back from California and so I was pleased to find Ursula Le Guin's explanation of her novel from a talk given on May 1st in NYC: it is based on the Aeneid and the topic of war situated against the background of the war in Iraq. Here's the Latin text on Perseus.

1 comment:

Jane said...

Thank you for this. I have not yet read Lavinia but will now treat myself to a copy.I have been reading Le Guin since I was 11 and my mum bought me the at that time Earthsea trilogy. Any author who can come up with the line "The King was pregnant" has to get my vote.